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Hurricane forecaster: Last year was 'water, water, water'

GULF OF MEXICO — Last year’s hurricane season drove home some big lessons, the nation’s chief hurricane forecaster said Tuesday: Storm surge and flooding are dangerous and difficult to predict, and sometimes it’s even harder to communicate that sense of urgency to the public. It wasn’t just high winds that posed a threat and caused damage, said National Hurricane Center ...

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Forecasters change river crest — again

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Forecasters say the Mississippi River is predicted to reach flood stage of 43 feet in Vicksburg by May 15. The Vicksburg Post reports continued rain along the Ohio and Tennessee river valleys and snow in the upper Midwest are causing the rise. Forecasts on the Lower Mississippi have been adjusted four times in the past 10 days. ...

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Officials not expecting major flooding along river

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — New forecasts show the Mississippi River is unlikely to cause major flooding as it crests during coming weeks in Mississippi and Louisiana. Readings yesterday showed the river is slightly above the 41-foot flood stage at the Tunica River Park in Tunica, but is still within banks elsewhere in the two states. Webster Franklin, president and CEO of ...

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Forecaster sees active hurricane season in 2013

GULF OF MEXICO — Forecaster William Gray says he expects a very active hurricane season, but he’s not yet giving likely numbers of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes. Gray told hundreds of people at the National Hurricane Conference the first numeric predictions will come out April 10. Gray, head of Colorado State’s Tropical Meteorology Project, says that only development ...

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Naval office chooses geospatial firm for mapping

HANCOCK COUNTY — Geocent has been selected to provide Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) the ability to display its forecasted ocean weather data and observations of current ocean weather data on a geospatial map so that it can be viewed on tools such as Google Earth and other Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) based map viewers. The Navy’s Naval Supply Systems Command ...

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Stennis-based company to give surfers wave forecasts

HANCOCK COUNTY — WorldWinds Inc. has entered into an export relationship with Swellnet, Pty of Australia to provide wave-forecasting services for surfers worldwide. In order to pursue this opportunity, WorldWinds relied on counsel and direct assistance from the Magnolia Minority Enterprise (MBA ME), a program run by the Magnolia Business Alliance, to identify potential license requirements. WorldWinds’ core area of ...

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Study: Confidence in economy holding steady on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Confidence in the Mississippi Gulf Coast economy held steady in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the CEO and Business Owners Confidence report from the Gulf Coast Business Council. “For the second consecutive survey, business leaders perceive a modestly improving economy,” said Jack Norris, president of the Gulf Coast Business Council. “It will be interesting ...

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Lockheed Martin delivers weather satellites to NOAA

HANCOCK COUNTY — Lockheed Martin has delivered the core structure for the first in a series of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s next-generation geostationary weather satellites to the company’s Mississippi Space and Technology Center on NASA’s Stennis Space Center where it will undergo propulsion system integration. The rigid external structure of the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite–R Series ...

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Economists expect state to see better year in 2013

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Economists say growth and employment should increase in Mississippi next year, led by an improved housing market and an increase in home construction. “We’re hoping the budding housing recovery will carry us forward.” Greg Daco, an economist with IHS Global Insight, said at a conference held by the College Board in Jackson. Mississippi’s economy is predicted to ...

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Report forecasts state to see 'slow but improving' growth

JACKSON — The November issue of the Mississippi Economic Outlook, a quarterly publication, is now available. Published by the Center for Policy Research and Planning of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), the Outlook presents the state economic forecast for 2012 to 2017, and includes detailed employment forecasts by sector. Regional, national and international developments impacting the state economy are ...

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