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NOAA announces a new heat forecast tool that can forecast temperature up to seven days in advance!

Considering how unpredictable the weather has become all over the world, one can never say what kind of weather to expect the next day. But what if we had a device that would help us predict the heat up to seven days in advance? That’s right! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has partnered with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to come up with a new tool called HeatRisk. This device helps guide those who are particularly vulnerable to heat and need to take extra steps for their health when the temperature soars. The new tool works by providing historical context for high-temperature forecasts, thereby identifying the nature and intensity of heat at any given time. It can forecast temperature for the next 24 hours to up to seven days. For now, HeatRisk will be able to predict the temperature across the contiguous U.S. It has a color-coded and numbered scale ranging between zero and four, and minor to extreme, which helps in identifying the risk of heat-related impacts. Learn more about this new tool:



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  • Ann Nyambura

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    With temperatures getting crazier every year, having a heads-up about heatwaves up to a week in advance is going to be so helpful. Props to NOAA and the CDC for teaming up on this.

    • walter lungayi

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      This is a significant development in weather prediction technology. Providing temperature forecasts up to a week in advance can help communities better prepare for and mitigate the impacts of extreme heat, which is crucial in the face of climate change.

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      • George Kariuki

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        This is fantastic news for everyone, especially those vulnerable to heat. This tool sounds super helpful with its historical context and color-coded risk scale.

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          • Jane Wangui

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            Great job NOAA...i believe early warning systems could actually help prevent some disasters from having a greater impact.

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            • Rashid Kamau

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              @jane_wangui Correct, Early warning systems are key elements of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

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            • Princess

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              Kudos to NOAA and the CDC for their innovative approach to protecting public health!

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              • Rashid Kamau

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                @princess_nel_268 Absolutely, this is an imperative initiative that will play a big role in protecting public health.

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              • Richard S

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                🔴🟠🟡 #Emergency 🌐🟡🟠🔴

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                • Markus Lutteman

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                  Lets hope more countries get to use this great tool as well in the best future.

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                  • Richard Orengo

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                    I hope it will create a positive impact in the current situation that some countries face eg Kenya affected by floods.

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