COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is set to open the new Center for Weather and Climate Prediction.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Monday in College Park.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski is scheduled to attend.  Mikulski, D-Md., chairs the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds NOAA.

Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco are also scheduled to attend.

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