National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA Forecast Shows Mild Winter For MinnesotaFall is just starting, but we're already looking ahead to winter. Forecasters say it may not be as brutally cold as last year. But the NOAA outlook shows a 40 to 60 percent chance of warmer-than-average temperatures during December, January, and February.
Report: This August Was Hottest On RecordThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says last month was the planet's hottest August on record. This was also the hottest summer for planet earth and the hottest first eight months of the year as well.
Feds Move To Stop Fishing Crimes By Tracking Seafood ImportsIn an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.
Great Lakes Areas Of Concern To Receive $7.9M GrantThe Great Lakes Areas of Concern is receiving $7.9 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to fund habitat restoration projects. U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow announced the grant Wednesday. Both Michigan lawmakers are members of the Great Lakes Task Force.
Weather Blog: What's NOAA's Winter Outlook Say About Minn.?Let’s face it, I chose a good time to move back to Minnesota – right after an especially cold winter. With an average temperature of only 9.7 degrees, last year’s meteorological winter (December-February) ranked ninth in the list of coldest winters for the Twin Cities since 1872.
NOAA: El Niño May Bring Above Normal Winter TempsThere’s a considerable chance El Niño will develop in the coming months, bringing warmer temperatures to our notoriously chilly winters.
White House Report Blames Extreme Weather On Climate ChangeA new scientific report released by the White House puts the blame for extreme weather on climate change. The forecast in the report is for even more extremes.
Great Lakes Levels Rise, But Slump Hasn't Ended Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it's too early to declare an end to slumping water levels that have plagued the inland seas since the late 1990s and made life miserable for cargo shippers and marina operators, federal scientists said Wednesday.
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