NOAA’s Latest Weather Satellite To Improve Forecasts For Western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii

On Tuesday, GOES-17, the second of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s next-generation geostationary weather satellites, completed its checkout phase and is now operating in the GOES West position, providing faster, more accurate, and more detailed observations used by National Weather Service forecasters to predict Pacific storm systems, severe storms, fog, wildfires, and other environmental dangers.

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