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NOAA flights to track winter storm breeding grounds

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Flying out of Hawaii, a NOAA jet will measure winter storm development in the Pacific.

New data could help improve Colorado snow forecasts

By Summit Voice

FRISCO — Winter weather forecasts for the Colorado high country could get a little better the next few years, after meteorologists have a chance to evaluate data collected over the north Pacific Ocean the next two months.

NOAA said it’s deploying a twin-engine Gulfstream IV-SP aircraft, typically used to study hurricanes, to measure wind speed and direction, pressure, temperature and humidity in areas of the Pacific where North American storms breed and where taking measurements is difficult and data is sparse. Continue reading

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