Scientists have re-examined the March 18, 1925 Tri-State Tornado was unusually severe, killing 695 people while it was on the ground for a record 219 miles crossing parts of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
February 5-7 at the National Weather Center.
New NOAA awards to fund studies of weather warnings, social media, Internet tools and public response
NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and the NOAA National Weather Service awarded funding for four, two-year projects to improve the way potentially life-saving weather warnings reach those who need them.
The Tornado “Drought” of 2012
NSSL’s Harold Brooks posted about “The Tornado “Drought” of 2012 on the U.S. Severe Weather Blog. Read about it here: http://www.norman.noaa.gov/2012/08/the-tornado-drought-of-2012/
Mike Coniglio’s winning photo
Mike Coniglio won second place in the “Research Tools of the Trade” category in the OAR photo contest for this photo.
VORTEX2 makes science history
VORTEX2 research teams made science history by deploying 70 instruments, including 10 mobile radars and at least 30 other vehicles, on a tornadic supercell for the first time.
NOAA Commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the May 3, 1999 Tornado Outbreak
Weather experts and those affected by the May 3, 1999 tornado outbreak including emergency managers, first responders and city officials will speak at the “May 3 Tornado Outbreak 10th Anniversary Event,” sponsored by NOAA.
VORTEX2 preparations intensify
VORTEX2, the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment – 2 will focus on answering new questions about how, when, and why tornadoes form, why some thunderstorms produce tornadoes and others do not, the structure of tornadoes, and the relationship of tornadic winds to damage.