Daily Archives: January 20, 2010

NWS Now Certifying Organizations: “Storm Ready”

  The National Weather Service has a program that rates both organizations and communities as “storm ready” based on the level of preparedness updating those organizations have undertaken.  So far, NWS has given the rating to 29 such entities.  One example of an update for the 21st century: gone are the days that companies rely […]

Hurricanes, Winter Storms. Common Link?

You’ve been hiding under a rock since the 1940s if you’re unaware airplanes have been flying into hurricanes to send back detailed and otherwise unobtainable information to weather forecasters. One of NOAA’s (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) missions is penetrating hurricanes from their base in Florida. They use jet aircraft for high-altitude research and turbo-props […]