U.S. COASTAL WARNING TOWERS - Before radar and radio communications, warning systems were much, much different. In 1898, President William McKinley ordered the implementation of a weather warning system for ships. Towers were built along the eastern coastline, known as Coastal Warning Display Towers.
Logo for a weather warning system that uses FM radio towers to bounce the signals #logo
'Nature's fidget spinner': 2 hurricanes to combine this week in rare event
Satellite image of the Central and Western Pacific Ocean on April 24, 2017. 'Fujiwhara effect,' a rare weather event marked by dancing cyclones, expected this week
This tornado, predicted by a prototype weather model, struck the town of Elk City, Oklahoma, on May 16, 2017. Its path was predicted hours in advance, rather than minutes, by an experimental NOAA model. (Gabriel Garfield/NOAA/Univ. of Okla. CIMMS)