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September 27, 2023 - Biden-Harris Administration announces $80 million through Investing in America Agenda to improve flood prediction capabilities
This funding supports NOAA’s efforts to upgrade the National Water Model and expand Flood Inundation Mapping services.

September 26, 2023 - NWS unveils new experimental flood inundation maps for much of east Texas, central Pennsylvania and parts of the Northeast 
These new services complement and support the issuance of flood watches and warnings by providing near-real-time, high-resolution, street-level visualizations showing where, when, and how much flood waters are forecast.

August 10, 2023 - NOAA forecasters increase Atlantic hurricane season prediction to ‘above normal’ 
Forecasters believe that current ocean and atmospheric conditions, such as record-warm Atlantic sea surface temperatures, are likely to counterbalance the usually limiting atmospheric conditions associated with the ongoing El Nino event.

August 10, 2023 - NOAA completes upgrade to weather and climate supercomputer system
The increased computing power and storage will help improve forecast model guidance for years to come and allow for other weather prediction advances.