DaNa L. Carlis, Ph.D., a research meteorologist and experienced scientific leader, has been named the director of NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma. He will join the world’s preeminent research institution for…
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?
The Warn-on-Forecast System is a research project at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory that aims to increase lead time for tornado, severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings. Since its inception in 2009, researchers have…
It’s severe weather season and researchers at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory are busy taking instruments to the storms, collecting experimental radar data, and collaborating with partners in the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed to…
Tony Segalés Espinosa says his love of small-scale aircraft began as a kid, flying model aircraft with his dad. Today, that love transfers into engineering drones for severe weather research.
Based on research with SPC forecasters and research with language experts, a researcher recommended a new SPC risk communication scale model in order to improve weather outreach to Spanish-speaking communities.
When Hurricane Ida moved inland along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana in late August 2021, a team of researchers set out to study winds associated with the damaging storm. The group, including scientists from the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, captured unique datasets.
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.
One year ago, a severe thunderstorm with extreme winds — called a derecho — tore through the Midwest United States. The event brought extensive damage, totaling an estimated $7.5 billion in damage.
The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory is excited to share with you its first podcast! Researchers at NSSL are using Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) to study storm damage in rural areas.