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Cost of electric heat varies across Augusta region

...decrease in residential prices and 2 percent decrease in consumption. The latest models from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict that temperatures have an "equal chance" of remaining the same as last winter in the Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-21/cost-electric-heat-varies-acr
Lack of flood insurance hurts in SC disaster's aftermath

...like Hurricane Joaquin, which churned off South Carolina's coast and fueled what experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration called a "fire hose" of tropical moisture aimed directly at the state.However, some insurers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-16/lack-flood-insurance-hurts-sc
July was Earth's hottest month on record

...1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a degree, according to figures released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That's a large margin for weather records, with previous monthly heat records broken by a 20th...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/weather/2015-08-20/july-was-earths-hottest-mon
Call out, and God will toss you a lifeline

...Diego coastline and develop when incoming waves go back out in a concentrated area. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, riptides cause about 45 drowning deaths in the U.S. annually.As I entered the water that Saturday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-08-28/call-out-and-god-will-to
Climate data skewed

...increasing even faster than scientists had expected. But these studies indicated Obama was wrong.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration solved the problem of the hiatus by fudging the data and massaging the numbers to airbrush out the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-16/climate-data-skewed
Will hurricane luck run out?

...when." This hurricane season, beginning Monday, doesn't look to be as busy as past ones. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a 70 percent chance of fewer than normal hurricanes, mostly because of an El Nino weather...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-01/will-hurricane-luck-run-out
SC reviews permit applications for offshore seismic surveys; conservation groups opposed

...the coast.DHEC, which must certify the surveys comply with the state coastal program, asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last August to be able to review survey applications before the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-20/sc-reviews-permit-application
Thurmond Lake drought restrictions end after five months of reduced outflows

...months, and Hartwell has had below-average rainfall since November, according to the Corps.No drought is expected in the reservoir basin through the end of May, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-05/thurmond-lake-drought-restri
Georgia Aquarium locked in legal battle over denial of permit to import belugas from Russia

...population more stable and broaden the database of research on belugas' needs and capabilities. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service, known as NOAA Fisheries, said the aquarium's application...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-08/georgia-aquarium-locked-legal-battl
Class of '64: Annapolis produced admirals, CEOs - and this writer

Little did we know, when we reported aboard the Naval Academy more than half a century ago, that these common experiences would bind us together.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-10-04/class-64-annapol