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Now Carbin heads up forecast operations at the Weather Prediction Center of the National Weather Service in College Park, Md. Its run by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Meteorologist Greg Carbin explains how forecasters track developing storms at the Storm Prediction Center for NOAA's National Weather Service in Norman, Okla. Measurements on the ground are crucial to forecasting storms. Throughout the day, stations across the country send measurements of temperature, precipitation and wind speed to the National Weather Service. Dalia Kirschbaum, a geomorphologist with NASA's Goddard Space Center, explains how NASA's GPM satellite helps forecasters, geologists and other scientists learn more about weather and its impacts. For example, data that show where rain is most intense can help forecasters see how strong a storm is.
The scientists here are studying cloud seeding, a method that aims to boost how much rain or snow falls from the sky. Dry ice, falling on the cloud, caused submicroscopic bits of ice to appear in the cloud, Science News reported in January 1947. Cloud seeding might work, but not for every cloud in every place. The SNOWIE project used this and another plane to study cloud seeding from inside clouds. In their experiment, SNOWIE scientists would seed a portion of a cloud from one aircraft.
In early December, the jet stream brought an exceptionally vigorous surge of cold air to the Deep South and northern Gulf of Mexico. A widespread dusting of snow to a couple centimeters blanketed much of the Florida panhandle and upper parts of the states peninsula. No snow fell farther south, where it was warmer. Amazing amounts of snow and ice hit northern Florida, last week, as this National Weather Service map shows. What's more surprising about this winters Florida snow is how warm it’s supposed to be in Orlando at this time of year 71 degrees, according to Mc Cann. Savannahs previous snow record was set 28 years ago.
Drastic climate change is happening all around us. Oil and other fossil fuels are burning down entire forests. We need to conceal all fossil fuels so they do not destroy anything else. Floods are being made worse because of the climate change too.