Tag Archives: NOAA

NOAA Is Prepping Two New Cray Supercomputers For Weather Forecasting — Post 2022.

by Anura Guruge

The current supercomputer array at NOAA. Image supplied by NOAA.gov.

Click image to access the ‘HPC Wire‘ original.

List of the fastest Supercomputers, from Wikipedia, as of 1997.
The new NOAA computers slot in around the marks indicated by the arrows.

I have been meaning to share this new with you for weeks. The new supercomputers are not in production use as of now. The software is being ported over & there will be months of testing. The plan is for them to go into production forecasting in mid-2022.

That they went with Cray is understandable. They have been using Cray, a pioneer in supercomputers (if not ‘the pioneer’), since the 1970s. Their forecasting software is designed for Cray. I would assume that it would take considerable reprogramming to port it, optimized, for a different make of supercomputer.

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by Anura Guruge

Could ‘Hurricane Harvey’ Be Broken-Up With High Altitude Explosives?

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. “Project STORMFURY” from the 1960s. They didn’t use PROPER explosives. For original from U.S. Government “NOAA” at: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hrd_sub/sfury.html

I am pretty sure that a common-or-garden nuclear explosion would do the trick — BUT nuclear has to be OFF THE TABLE.

What we are trying to do is to create another area of low pressure to break up the atmospheric pressure patterns.

I did remember that there had been some work on this way back — and a quick Google on ‘Breaking Up Hurricanes‘ unearthed Project STORMFURY. But, they were NOT using explosives. I am thinking along the lines of the “Mother Of All Bombsexploded over Afghanistan in mid-April 2017. Of course, you would do it while the storm was still over the ocean.

I am surprised we are not doing more research into this.

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by Anura Guruge

Light Pollution In New Hampshire Continues To Increase — Latest NOAA MAP.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) post on this troubling topic.


Click on map to access Interactive (searchable) Map. Legend of what the colors mean, below.


Click to ENLARGE. Also appears with the Interactive Map (above). NOTE: National Parks, such as Acadia, are marked in PURPLE. Don’t confuse the PURPLE with the Magenta. Confusing!

New Hampshire. The ‘white dot on the blue arrow‘ is ME.
You can see the pollution encroaching.
Compare with this map from 4 years ago.


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Acadia National Park area. The ‘blue arrow with white dot’ is Bar Harbor.

The Purple swatches denote THE PARK — not light pollution!
Hence the Purple in Schoodic Peninsula (to the right) and Isle au Haut (southwest).


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by Anura Guruge

Did We Have Low-Grade Green Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) Over Central NH Tonight? Possible.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.


..by Anura Guruge

Aurora possibility map for this week from NOAA, displayed at spaceweather.com.

We were on our way home from Alton Central School (ACS) around 7:30pm tonight when I saw faint, but distinct green lights towards the West. Deanna and the kids so them too. We were on Rte 28 going West and pulled into Prospect Mountain High School to get a better view and make sure that it wasn’t reflected lights from an outdoor sporting event at Prospect. Nope, the school was dark. We could clearly see the lights. It wasn’t spectacular.Just a green glow. I just checked spaceweather.com, the source for aurora news. Yes, we could have had one. Better chance for a bigger show on Thursday. Just wanted to share in case others may have seen those green lights too. No, we didn’t have a camera with us.