The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has sent a plane to Japan to improve the weather forecasting for the northwest. Captain Barry Choy with the National Center for Environmental Prediction says that's where our weather originates. “Better storm track, better location for where the precipitation is gunna be; coverage and what types of precipitation. The intensity of the storms.” Choy says the new data will help weather models do a better job of predicting what's going to happen in the northwest. The plane will be there through February.