How not to measure temperature, part 44

I’ve seen a couple of weather stations mounted on rooftops before, for example the station in Eureka, CA was on the roof of the post office for many years. This station in downtown Oakland, CA is unique because not only is it in on a rooftop, in the middle of an urban setting, it’s also…

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NASA/NOAA may have lost GOES East satellite

  The GOES East satellite (GOES 12) went through a station keeping maneuver (used to maintain orbit and attitude) yesterday, and then shortly afterwards communications ceased. GOES 12 is no longer delivering satellite imagery. This satellite is used for most eastern US weather forecasting, as well as tropical storm tracking and marine forecasting. Here is the bulletin…