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March 04, 2021 - Short-range weather modeling application released to forecasting community
Today, NOAA and its partners are accelerating the advancement of numerical weather prediction by sharing a second application based on the Unified Forecasting System (UFS) framework with the scientific community.

March 04, 2021 - NWS Advances Major Changes to Hazard Messaging Headlines
NWS will replace its “Advisory” and “Special Weather Statement” headlines with plain language headlines that more clearly describe weather or water hazards.

February 10, 2021 - NOAA’s Updated U.S. Climate Data Will Establish “New Normal”
NOAA will soon release a much-anticipated update of U.S. climate data for placing recent weather conditions—such as heat waves and flooding rain—into historical context.

February 3, 2021 - NOAA Upgrades Nearshore Wave Prediction System
As a part of this upgrade, the model will introduce the first-ever hourly probabilistic hazardous rip current guidance up to six days out for the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Guam.