NOAA releases final report of Sandy service assessment
After a thoughtful and deliberate review, today NOAA released a report on the National Weather Service’s performance during
hurricane/post tropical cyclone Sandy. The report, Hurricane/Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy
Service Assessment, reaffirms that the National Weather Service provided accurate forecasts
for Sandy, giving people early awareness of the significant storm churning toward the mid-Atlantic
NWS Boston provides decision support to Emergency Managers at Boston marathon
When two explosions tore through the crowd at the Boston Marathon on April 15, killing three
people and wounding more than 260 others, the decision support services, or DSS, team from the
National Weather Service Boston forecast office was on-hand to help emergency managers, federal law
enforcement officials and first responders deal with the situation.
Weather.gov ranked among top Websites of 2013
TIME magazine recently named weather.gov as one of the 50 best websites of 2013. The
magazine’s editors, who have been ranking their favorite websites in a variety of categories
for the past decade, included weather.gov as one of six sites in the News and Information
category. Weather.gov garners 60 million unique visitors per month. That number can jump from 3
to 10 times during high-impact weather events such as landfalling hurricanes, crippling blizzards,
and tornado outbreaks.
Dual-polarization radar: Stepping stones to building a Weather-Ready Nation
Doppler radar technology has evolved, thanks to the dedicated work of NOAA researchers who
developed dual-polarization, or dual-pol, technology, which will provide forecasters at each
National Weather Service forecast office around the country with new, more-detailed images of
what’s happening in the sky, so they can better prepare those on the ground.