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Severe weather possible for parts of northern Plains and Mid-Atlantic

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening across parts of the northern Plains, from eastern Montana across extreme northwestern South Dakota and into western and central North Dakota, as well as parts of the Mid-Atlantic, from extreme northern South Carolina across much of North Carolina and into extreme southern Virginia.
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NOAA predicts near-normal or below-normal 2014 Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA predicts near-normal or below-normal 2014 Atlantic hurricane season

The main driver of this year's outlook is the anticipated development of El Niño this summer. El Niño causes stronger wind shear, which reduces the number and intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes.

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NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan named to TIME 100 List of Most Influential People

John Glenn calls her "the world's weatherwoman" and "the right person for the right job at the right time."

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NOAA predicts moderate flood potential in Midwest, elevated risk of ice jams; California and Southwest stuck with drought

According to NOAA's Spring Outlook released today, rivers in half of the continental United States are at minor or moderate risk of exceeding flood levels this spring with the highest threat in the southern Great Lakes region due to above-average snowpack and a deep layer of frozen ground. Additionally, drought is expected to continue in California and the Southwest.

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Aviation Weather Center to debut web page upgrades

The NWS Aviation Weather Center will roll out a design refresh of the center's www.AviationWeather.gov website on March 25, 2014. Users will be able to access and comment on the upgrade prior to full deployment.

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NWS Eastern Region Provides Decision Support for Super Bowl XLVIII

Amidst thousands of fans and a flurry of activity in the nation’s largest metropolitan area, the National Weather Service coordinated with emergency management operations for Super Bowl XLVIII, held February 2 at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.  The Super Bowl is designated as a National Special Security Event and as such, support by NWS is dictated by law [PDD 62; P.L. 106-544]. 

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The National "Turn Around Don't Drown" Program turns 10 years old in 2014

Flooding remains one of the top weather killers in the U.S., with the average number of annual fatalities totaling near 90. More than half of these fatalities are vehicle-related. The National Weather Service has been working to bring those numbers down and, for the past decade, has been doing so using its “Turn Around Don’t Drown” campaign, which is dedicated to teaching the public about flood safety.
 

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