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Lift off! JPSS-1 heads to orbit

Sat, 2017-11-18 00:00
The Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a new series of four highly advanced NOAA polar-orbiting satellites, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 1:47 a.m. PST this morning. The satellite’s next-generation technology will help improve the timeliness and accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts three to seven days out.

Globe had 3rd warmest year to date and 4th warmest October on record

Fri, 2017-11-17 00:00
As a transition between summer and winter, October can bring just about any kind of weather depending on where you live. And around the world this month, it did: hurricanes and typhoons, heat waves and fires — even early snowfall and blizzards in parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

Think outside the bird this Thanksgiving: Serve up some seafood

Thu, 2017-11-16 00:00
“Turkey Day” doesn’t have to be all about turkey. The pilgrims traveled by sea to get here, after all, and we imagine they were probably very thankful for surviving that part of their journey to start a new life in America.