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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.

March 25, 2021 - Downtown Charleston Weather Observing Station Recognized as a Centennial Site
The WMO recognized the Downtown Charleston climate site as a Centennial Observing Station, one of only eight stations in the country, 234 in the world, to receive this designation.

March 22, 2021 - NOAA upgrades flagship U.S. global weather model
NOAA is upgrading its Global Forecast System (GFS) weather model to boost weather forecasting capabilities across the U.S. These advancements will improve hurricane genesis forecasting, modeling for snowfall location, heavy rainfall forecasts, and overall model performance.