FY2020 Annual Accomplishments Report Released

NOAA’s Weather Program Office (WPO) is delighted to present our Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Annual Accomplishments Report.  The report showcases how much we did last year to support world-class weather research and to transition new science into products and services that save lives, reduce property damage, and enhance the national economy. WPO staff came together…

NOAA's Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) was created to accelerate community-developed scientific and technological enhancements into the operational applications for numerical weather prediction.

Raytheon Intelligence and Space to lead new center dedicated to advancing U.S. weather forecasting

Originally published at NOAA.Gov on April 26th, 2021. NOAA today announced that Raytheon Intelligence and Space has been chosen to design and develop the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC), an extramural center that will unite academia, industry and government to help create the most user-friendly and user-accessible comprehensive Earth modeling system. Raytheon Intelligence and Space a division of Raytheon Company, brings to EPIC proven expertise in scientific leadership, software engineering,…

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Presentations at AMS 2021

NOAA’s Weather Program Office is excited to have participated in the American Meteorological Society’s 101st Annual Meeting that took place from January 10 to 15, 2021.  Members of our staff were in attendance in various capacities including panelist and presenter. To view the details for our AMS presentations, click on the PDFs below. AMS Presentation Details > Additional Presentations…

Congratulations Dr. Gina Eosco

Congratulations to WPO’s Social Scientist, Dr. Gina Eosco, on receiving the NOAA Research [OAR] Daniel L. Albritton Outstanding Science Communicator Award [2020]. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in communicating the meaning and value of NOAA-related science and research to non-scientific audiences. The award is named in honor of Dr. Daniel L. Albritton, a retired OAR…

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NOAA is changing the way it talks about hurricanes

A day before Hurricane Laura made landfall, the National Hurricane Center issued a warning of “unsurvivable storm surge” in parts of Texas and Louisiana. It’s a phrase that quickly captured widespread attention. Many journalists, including at Wired, NPR, BBC, Mother Jones, Vox, and here at Popular Science, ran headlines amplifying this message. Senator Bernie Sanders repeated this language in a tweet. The National Hurricane…

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#WomenofNOAA: Meet Andrea Vander Woude, PhD

Research Physical Scientist, Remote Sensing Researcher and Oceanographer and Great Lakes CoastWatch Node Manager at NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (NOAA GLERL) By Chantel Bivins, WPO Web/Communications Specialist Andrea Vander Woude, PhD is a satellite oceanographer, data scientist, and geologist. She has been using remote sensing for over 20 years to understand ecological and physical processes in…

Dr. Kandis Boyd receives two accolades from AMS

Dr. Kandis Boyd, NOAA WPO’s Deputy Director, is the recipient of two prestigious accolades from the American Meteorological Society “For career-long efforts through mentoring, education, and community service to champion diversity for women and under-represented minorities to promote a more inclusive workforce.” The AMS Council has also voted to elevate Dr. Boyd to the grade…

Introduction to Environmental Security (and theme for 2022 Annual AMS Meeting)

Jun 30, 2020 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Incoming American Meteorological Society president, Dr. Mike Farrar, is hosting an AMS webinar for people to learn more about “Environmental Security,” the theme for the 2022 AMS Annual Meeting which will be held 23-27 January, 2022 in Houston, TX. Join him and the co-chairs of the Annual Meeting Overall Planning Committee (OPC), Dr.…

#WomenofNOAA: Meet Kathryn Shontz

Kathryn Shontz is an enterprise strategist focused on data products and innovation in NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite and Data Information Service (NESDIS) Office of Systems Architecture and Advanced Planning (OSAAP). By Leah Dubots, Pathways Intern Kathryn Shontz is an enterprise strategist focused on data products and innovation in NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite and Data Information…