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Pronounced the same as Noah, this is the acronym for the Natioal Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the national weather service. Mike found this amazing loop where you can see both Hurricane Bill and another circulating low pressure system up by the Great Lakes, as well as some system that is bringing weather across Mexico and Texas, whence it seems to interact with Bill’s coattails. Very intriguing.

The general site is: http://www.goes.noaa.gov/ and the specific image that you might enjoy right now is the East Conus IR loop, or Eastern United States Infrared Loop: http://www.goes.noaa.gov/GSSLOOPS/ecir.html Because it is a loop, it takes a few moments to load, but it shows the cloud movement over most of the US and the nearby Atlantic. Quite dramatic, and it will help you to recognize that the weather in your backyard is part of something much larger.

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