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May 12, 2021 - High Resolution Ensemble Forecast system undergoes upgrades
NOAA’s High Resolution Ensemble Forecast (HREF) system is undergoing significant upgrades. This system aids forecasters in the prediction of weather events that include heavy rain and snow, severe convective weather and aviation hazard forecasting.

May 11, 2021 - Ken Graham guides nation through the historic 2020 hurricane season with steady hand
For Ken Graham, 2020 was deeply personal. During the most active Atlantic hurricane season in 170 years of recorded history, he’d inform those in harm’s way of 11 landfalling U.S. tropical cyclones. That is a challenge unto itself. But it was also happening in the middle of the worst global pandemic in more than a century.

April 26, 2021 - Legions of citizen scientists contributed to NOAA's new Climate Normals
Thousands of amateur meteorologists across the United States help the National Weather Service track weather patterns by performing a daily task - checking the temperature and precipitation amounts on their property.

April 9, 2021 - 'Average' Atlantic hurricane season to reflect more storms
Beginning with this year’s hurricane season outlooks, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) will use 1991-2020 as the new 30-year period of record.