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IMSG scientist Jing Cheng presenting her poster “The Development of Data Assimilation System for the Regional Rapid-Refresh Model within the Enterprise Integrated Aviation Weather System (eIAWS ™)” at the 2017 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting.   D ...

This true-color image captured by the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on January 10, 2017, shows the extent of the storm system that dropped several inches of snow over portions of Oregon and Washington and resulted in school closures,...

In this image from the Himawari-8 satellite captured on January 9, 2017, two large low-pressure systems spin in the northern and western regions of the Pacific Ocean. Himawari-8, the first unit of the Japan Meteorological Agency’s (JMA) third-generation of geostationary satellites, acquires visible, near-infrared and infrared...

Bands of lake effect snow drift eastward from the western Great Lakes in this true-color image captured by the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on January 5, 2017. National Weather Service forecasters expect light to moderate lake effect snow...

Created with data from the Global Forecast System model, this data visualization shows atmospheric moisture over the central Pacific Ocean on January 3. Satellites can detect this moisture and the data can then be used to calculate what’s known as the “total precipitable water” content...

A large dust cloud hangs over the Atlantic along the northwestern coast of Africa in this color-enhanced image captured by the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on December 27, 2016. The bright colors shown here are the result of a...

A winter storm drifts toward the Northeast in this composite image from GOES-16, NOAA’s next-generation geostationary satellite! Captured at 1:07pm EST on January 15, 2017 and created using several of the 16 spectral channels available on GOES-16’s sophisticated Advanced Baseline Imager, this image is among a handful...

When examined with infrared imagery, the diagonal patterns of the Kulundra Steppes in southcentral Russia’s Altai Krai region become striking. Here we can see the contrast between the disparate surface temperatures of the agricultural fields (pink), forested areas (green), and bodies of water (black). These...

The official start of astronomical winter — the winter solstice — occurred at 5:44am the morning of December 21st. The winter solstice is the exact moment that the Northern Hemisphere is tilted the farthest it ever gets from the sun. As a result, December 21st...