About Us

The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory serves the nation with leading edge research in severe weather observation, understanding, and prediction to help forecasters produce the best severe weather forecasts and warnings possible.

NSSL News replaced the printed “NSSL Briefings” newsletter in 2007, but the mission remains the same:  to regularly inform readers of NSSL’s most recent research and activities. NSSL News will also include NSSL’s scientific collaborations with The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies.

Many of the photographs used on NSSL News are the work of NSSL’s chief video and still photographer, James Murnan.

We update the site on a regular basis.  Print editions of past years’ NSSL Briefings are archived and can be downloaded in a  pdf format. Subscribe to the Briefings RSS feed or follow us on social media to keep up with the news!

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Writer/Editor: Emily Summars

NSSL Staff

Director:  Jack Kain
Deputy Director:  Kurt Hondl
Chief, Forecast R&D:  Adam Clark (acting)
Chief, Radar R&D:  Pam Heinselman
Acting Chief, Warning R&D:  Alan Gerard
Information and Technology:  Jeff Horn
CIMMS/NOAA Relations:  Sebastian Torres
Public Affairs:  Keli Pirtle
Chief Web Developer: Vicki Farmer

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