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Happy 40th anniversary to the GOES satellite program

Forty years ago today, on October 16, 1975, NOAA’s first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Known as GOES-A when it launched, the satellite was designated GOES-1 once operational. GOES stands for Geostationary Orbiting Earth Satellite.  GOES-1 returned its first image only nine…
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Wind field shows complicated pattern for the Southeast

The streamflow image from http://earth.nullschool.net this morning shows the complicated pattern that is affecting the weather in the Southeast today.  The first image shows the surface wind across the Southeast, which includes the spin of Hurricane Joaquin, plus the weaker spin of Investigation 90 to the east, which has an 80 percent…
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