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January 21, 2022 - Dr. William Burnett named Director of the National Data Buoy Center
Dr. William Burnett is the new director of NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center — a division of NOAA's National Weather Service. As director, he is ensuring the nation's maritime safety by successfully operating the world’s largest real-time marine observation network.

January 10, 2022 - U.S. saw its 4th-warmest year on record, fueled by a record-warm December
The year 2021 was marked by extremes across the U.S., including exceptional warmth, devastating severe weather and the second-highest number of billion-dollar weather and climate disasters on record.

December 15, 2021 - Storm Damage Summaries for Dec 10-11 Tornado Outbreak
A strong storm system moving across the central and southern United States resulted in widespread severe weather across the region on December 10 and 11. The NWS confirmed 41 tornadoes as of today, and several long track tornadoes.

December 14, 2021 - A Decade of Weather-Ready Nation: Looking Back While Moving Forward 
In 2011, the U.S. experienced multiple extreme weather events and although NWS issued accurate and timely warnings, over 1,000 lives were lost. This highlighted a hard truth — that while forecasts and warnings are extremely crucial, the public knowing how and when to take the right action based on this information is just as important.