PMEL in the News
High-Tech ‘Saildrones’ To Help Predict El Niño, Collect Climate Data
Imagine being able to accurately predict extreme weather events such as hurricanes Harvey and Irma months in advance to better prepare those in their paths. Recently in San Francisco Bay, KPIX 5 caught a glimpse of such a future: a boat pulling two high-tech “saildrones” out to the Pacific.
NOAA Launches Drone Sailboats to Monitor El Nino
Two autonomous drone sailboats are ready to sail from Alameda on a six-month, eight thousand mile round trip to the equator. Paul Deanno reports.
Seattle beats 51-day dry streak record
Seattle has officially tied the longest streak of rain-free weather at 51 days. At 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, we broke that record. With a few showers finally returning to the forecast by Sunday and Monday of next week we'll probably end the streak at 56 or 57 days.
Soggy No More: Seattle Turns Switch With Record Dry Streak
Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Now, the city known for its Gore-Tex and overcast days has gone in the other extreme: it's in its longest dry streak in more than six decades. As of Tuesday, 52 consecutive dry days have been measured at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and there's no rain in the forecast for the next few days, said Gary Schneider, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle. The previous record was set in 1951.
Seattle’s ‘amazing transition’ from wet to dry probably just a coincidence, scientists say
Global warming can’t be blamed for 2017’s wild swings in rainfall, but scientists say slightly wetter winters and drier summers might be more common in the future.