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May 25, 2023 - NOAA predicts a near-normal 2023 Atlantic hurricane season
NOAA is forecasting a range of 12 to 17 total named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher). Of those, 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher).

May 2, 2023 - NOAA upgrades model to improve forecasts of storm surge during tropical cyclones
This upgrade advances storm surge modeling and forecasting for the contiguous U.S. (CONUS), Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and comes just in time for the 2023 hurricane season beginning on June 1 and running through November 30.

April 27, 2023 - Storms from the sun spark collaboration at 24th annual Space Weather Workshop 
Scientists and industry offer solutions to improve space weather observations, prediction

April 24, 2023 - Severe geomagnetic storm hits Earth 
NOAA forecasters observed a severe geomagnetic storm (G4) on Earth April 23. The G4 storm was caused by a filament eruption on the sun associated with a solar flare.