The partial federal government shutdown had a ripple effect across South Florida on Tuesday. Employees at some federal services spent the morning closing up shop and hastily recording messages on answering systems that their offices were not open due to the shutdown.
A battery-powered aircraft, equipped with real-time video and photo capability, will be sent to a Keys marine sanctuary to survey wildlife and for a better take on how boaters use the sanctuary.
NOAA still believes the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be above normal with “the possibility that it could be very active,” according to the organizations updated outlook.
Volunteer divers can now learn how to help restore the ecosystem by cleaning and preparing new coral for planting in the Florida Keys.
Days away from hurricane season and some meteorologists are wondering how American computer models will stack-up against the competition in 2013.
Beach-going is a popular past-time on Memorial Day weekend but, according to the National Weather Service, swimmers should be aware of rip currents.
While South Florida has been able to avoid much of the hurricane activity in the last few years, it may be more difficult this year if NOAA’s outlook for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to fruition.
Last year’s Superstorm Sandy brought home some valuable lessons to emergency managers across the state, storm surge and flooding are dangerous and difficult to predict, and sometimes it’s even harder to communicate that sense of urgency to the public.
For many Americans, the impacts of sequestration have been hard to quantify past some added inconvenience at the airport. But NOAA’s plans to deal with sequestration could have an impact on weather forecasts and the National Hurricane Center.
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