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  • SARSAT Makes 6,000th Rescue in the United States
    Two people rescued from the site of their downed airplane near Concrete, Wash., pushed to 6,000 the number of people rescued in the United States by the system that uses NOAA weather and climate satellites to pinpoint downed pilots, shipwrecked mariners, and stranded hikers.
  • Ninth Warmest September for Globe
    The combined global land and ocean surface average temperature for September 2008 tied with September 2001 as the ninth warmest since records began in 1880, according to an analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.