When COVID hit in March 2020, the future of the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed became unclear. In-person collaboration was off the table. With everyone working from home, could the Spring Experiment survive?
Researchers travel to Gulf of Mexico to study Hurricane Laura
Researchers from NOAA NSSL and the University of Oklahoma traveled to the Texas-Louisiana border near the Gulf of Mexico to collect data during the landfall of Hurricane Laura.
Q&A with Researcher Cassandra Shivers-Williams
Severe weather researchers focus on more than just storms. They also study how people interpret and react to severe weather warnings.
Experimental tool helps improve flash flood forecasts in the Northeast U.S.
Floods and flash floods kill more people each year than any other severe weather hazard. And a few extra minutes of notice can make a big difference — reducing deaths and economic loss. This is…
Collaboration with Taiwanese agency foundational to NSSL’s MRMS system
Collaboration is a fundamental aspect of research at NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory and recently a group from Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau and Soil and Water Conservation Bureau visited the lab in Norman, Oklahoma. The…
Hurricane Harvey offers unprecedented data for NSSL researcher
As Hurricane Harvey came ashore along the Texas coast, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory Researcher Sean Waugh managed to do what no one has done before — he launched a weather balloon in the eye…
VIDEO: Into the heart of a storm
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International collaboration benefits US, European forecasters
Weather doesn’t stop at borders. Nowhere is this more clear than in Europe, where two researchers working at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory went shoulder to shoulder with researchers in the European Severe Storms…
Researchers evaluating lightning data in Hazardous Weather Testbed
For the first time ever, lightning data from a weather satellite is available and being evaluated in the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed. Forecasters, researchers, product developers and broadcast journalists are analyzing recently available experimental data…
Collaboration improves UK and US radar techniques to improve forecasts
The national weather radar system used throughout the United States by NOAA National Weather Service forecasters to “see” weather across the country is unique because it can be upgraded and modified with the newest capabilities,…