Flash flooding — the rapid rise of water in a normally dry area — is mostly related to excessive rainfall resulting in significant groundwater runoff and quick rises in waterways. NOAA National Weather Service forecasters rely on accurate quantitative precipitation estimations.
FLASH — short for the Flooded Locations and Simulated Hydrographs Project — is now in the hands of NWS forecasters!
The 2015 Multi-Radar / Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Hydro Experiment aimed to improve the accuracy, timing, and specificity of flash flood watches and warnings.
Recent flooding in Texas and Oklahoma tested NSSL’s experimental Multiple Radar Multiple Sensor (MRMS) Flooded Locations and Simulated Hydrograph (MRMS-FLASH) system.
A team from NSSL will partner with the NOAA Hydrometeorological Testbed at the Weather Prediction Center to host the 1st annual Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall Experiment (FFaIR).