Our Weather Forecasting Is About To Get A Huge Upgrade
A new satellite will provide much faster, clearer images of severe weather.By Evan Thomas | October 6, 2016
Most weather forecasting data in the U.S. comes from just four satellites — some of which are 10 years old now. Lucky for us, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a major upgrade ready.
It's preparing to launch GOES-R, the first in a new generation of critical weather satellites.