An original founder of the National Severe Storms Laboratory and instrumental leader of early Doppler radar development has passed away. Kenneth Wilk helped establish NSSL’s reputation as the leading federal laboratory focused on weather radar.
A member of the meteorology community, Leslie “Les” Lemon, passed away in late May. Lemon was an eminent radar meteorologist during his career and saw it as his mission to aid forecasters.
Every spring, researchers and forecasters have come together in the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed but this year they’re trying something new.
Severe weather researchers focus on more than just storms. They also study how people interpret and react to severe weather warnings.
Researchers constantly study new ways to help weather forecasters utilize the vast amount of data provided by the nation’s Doppler radar network.
A collaborative leader in the meteorological community and expert in weather modeling is returning to NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma, as its new director. John “Jack” Kain starts in this new position…
The weather community mourns the loss of leader and luminary Jeff Kimpel, who passed away Saturday morning. He was the NSSL director for 13 years.
Throughout February, researchers are testing technologies to allow warnings to follow storms continuously in NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed.
Weather models are the basic building blocks of a forecast. Researchers leverage machine learning techniques in an effort to improve these tools.
A team of scientists is working on ways to better forecast potentially dangerous winter weather to cut down on these impacts to travelers.