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.
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.