Tag Archives: NWS

NOAA Adds New Feature to Weather Forecasting System

National Oceanic

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has commenced an effort to update a weather forecasting system used by the National Weather Service. NOAA said Wednesday its Global Ensemble Forecast System now features a Finite-Volume Cubed-Sphere or FV3 core that increases individual forecast input from 21 to 31 and boosts resolution, allowing for more accurate, detailed forecasts.

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KBR Receives $128M NOAA Contract to Provide Weather Data Services; Byron Bright Quoted

Byron Bright

KBR has been awarded a five-year, $128 million contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) to provide key weather data services through the National Mesonet Program, the company announced on Tuesday. This firm-fixed-price contract is a recompete of a contract the company previously won in 2017.

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Report: FEMA Plans App Redesign With Ambit Group

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will collaborate with Ambit Group to update a mobile application the company originally developed for the agency to disseminate safety tips and tools, GCN reported Thursday. Derek Major writes FEMA and Ambit Group will redesign the app to make it easier for users to access agency-provided information. “Right now we’re in the …

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NWS FY 2012 Reprogramming Request Approved

The National Weather Service will receive a reprogramming of its fiscal year 2012 funds to keep forecasting operations running, two senators announced Wednesday. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Commerce appropriations subcommittee, issued a memo June 20 to Acting Commerce …

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NWS Outlines Budget Shortages, Wants To Avoid Furloughs

The National Weather Service has published a reprogramming fact sheet for fiscal year 2012, highlighting budget shortages in areas needed to run important programs. A recent audit concluded the agency’s program for local warnings and forecasting has inadequate funds to fully compensate labor expenses of NWS employees for FY 2012. …

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