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Satellite program in Md. anticipates better storm forecasts for US (access required)

For forecasters trying to better pinpoint the havoc of storms, the future begins next year. That’s when the test phase for the new GOES-R satellite, the program for which is based in Greenbelt,  should be complete, providing the  National Weather Service with an improved tool to track lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes. The current combination of human meteorologists ...