All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Weather’

Facebook Adds Weather Info to Events

Do you like information? Do you like actually useful information inside Facebook? If so, you’re going to love a new feature that Facebook is beginning to roll out. One of the most important things to consider when planning an event or deciding on whether or not to attend an event is the weather. Sure, that bonfire sounds like a blast, …

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KAPOOYA! Woman Describing Hailstorm Is Your Next Big Meme

There was a pretty significant hailstorm in Brookshire, Texas on Wednesday morning. And when it hit, it sounded like KAPOOYA KAPOOYA!

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Nemo Blizzard To Blanket the Northeast in Snow

Forecasts for a potentially “historic” winter storm in New England have not improved since yesterday’s winter storm and blizzard watches. More severe warnings have been issued for a wider swath of the Northeast, including New York City. The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) is warning that the storm will blanket the Northeast in snow, including states from the Great Lakes …

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New England Blizzard Could Potentially be “Historic”

The U.S. National Weather Service is warning residents of New England that a coming winter storm could be a record-breaker. The storm will hit the Northeast and New England sometime on Friday and continue into Saturday. The storm will bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to those areas, and temperatures could drop to 10 or 20 degrees below average. Snowfall …

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NASA to Launch ISS Instrument to Monitor Ocean Winds

NASA announced this week that it will launch an instrument called the ISS-RapidScat to the International Space Station (ISS) next year to measure ocean winds. The instrument, originally built to test NASA;s QuikScat satellite, will measure the Earth’s ocean surface wind speed and direction. The data will improve weather forecasts and hurricane monitoring. “The ability for NASA to quickly reuse …

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Weather Channel Apps Top 100M Downloads, 38M Monthly Mobile Users

The most popular weather app around has just hit a significant milestone: 100 million downloads. The Weather Channel has just announced that their family of apps has crossed this threshold. That includes iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The iOS app was first launched in 2007, and the Android app followed in 2008. Last July is when it finally landed on …

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NASA Prototype Forecasts Storms For Transoceanic Flights

A new NASA-funded system developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is now providing weather forecasts so that plane flights can avoid major storms over remote ocean regions. The prototype system provides eight-hour forecasts that are designed for air traffic controllers and pilots. The system combines satellite data and computer weather models to map storms over the world’s …

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Coolest Lamp Ever Mimics the Weather Outside, Frightful or Not

If you have ever wished that you could bring the weather indoors, this prototype chandelier is the unnecessary-but-incredible device for you. It uses Wi-fi to obtain weather data, and then puts on a show for you that matches nature’s show outside. When it’s sunny, it’s yellow. Overcast? Well, that’s when it gets fun. The Nebula 12 uses liquid hydrogen and …

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Hurricane Strength Forecasts Improved by NASA Study

A new NASA study shows that hurricane forecasters may soon be able to better predict hurricane and tropical storm strength by analyzing their relative-humidity levels. The study, published recently in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, looked at relative humidity data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA’s Aqua spacecraft. Data from close to 200 North Atlantic hurricanes between …

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Weather Channel on YouTube Still Streaming Hurricane Sandy Coverage

Hurricane Sandy, the “superstorm” of 2012 hit the East coast of the U.S. yesterday, causing flooding and power outages in highly populated areas such as New York City. The storm is still sitting over the Northeast U.S., dropping rain and snow on places as far apart as West Virginia and Northern Michigan. Whether you can’t get enough pictures of flooded …

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Facebook Cancels NYC Gifts Event Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

In light of the imminent landfall of “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy in New York City, Facebook has become the next company to postpone scheduled events in the city. Earlier this month, Facebook sent out invitations for a November 1st event set to take place at FAO Schwartz on Fifth Avenue. The event invited media to “come see what’s new with Facebook …

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Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Gets Google Crisis Response Maps

Google’s Crisis Response team has put together a Hurricane Sandy map with location tracking, public alerts, radar/cloud imagery, evacuation information, shelters and storm footage. “Already responsible for a reported 41 deaths across the Caribbean, late-season Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall again early this week on the East Coast of the United States,” said Google software engineer Ka-Ping Yee. …

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