September 29, 2020

False tsunami warning sent to the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

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By KALHAN ROSENBLATT From NBC News Some residents along the East Coast received a false tsunami warning on Tuesday morning after a private company sent out an alert following a monthly test by the National Weather Service. A tweet from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Charleston, South Carolina, said the alert was sent around […]

U.S. upgrades its weather forecasting system, but still lags behind competitors

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BY ANDREW FREEDMAN From Mashable The National Weather Service (NWS) has completed a major upgrade to its main supercomputers, which are now processing weather data in four dimensions instead of three. The move will result in more accurate weather forecasts, the agency says. However, the NWS still lags considerably behind several major weather centers abroad […]