Kelsey Britt


Forecast, Assessment & Social Science Team (FASST)


Job Title:Graduate Research Assistant


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Kelsey is a Graduate Research Assistant and PhD Candidate working with CIWRO and NSSL as part of the Forecast, Assessment, and Social Science Team in FRDD. Her work primarily focuses on object-based verification of retrospective forecasts from the Warn-on-Forecast System (WoFS) to understand how well WoFS can predict severe convective events, such as QLCSs and cyclic supercells. She is also certified to pilot the CopterSonde, which is a small, weather-sensing Uncrewed Aerial System (WxUAS) developed to collect observations in the boundary layer. She has been part of the CopterSonde team in various field campaigns, such as TRACER and OUTFLOW.

Degree (Ph.D, M.S, B.A, etc.) Major Subject University or College Name Year (YYYY) (optional)
B.S Geography-Meteorology Ohio University 2016
M.S Meteorology University of Oklahoma 2018
Ph.D Meteorology University of Oklahoma 2024 (Expected)
Research Interests
  • Severe Convective Storms
  • Quasi-Linear Convective Systems (QLCSs)
  • Forecast Verification
  • Warn-on-Forecast Project
  • Weather-Sensing Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UASs)
Professional Activities
  • American Meteorological Society
Honors & Awards
Award Name Year
Outstanding Presentation Award from the WAF/NWP Conference 2023
Selected Publications

Britt, K. C., P. S. Skinner, P. L. Heinselman, K. H. Knopfmeier, 2020: Effects of Horizontal Grid Spacing and Inflow Environment on Forecasts of Cyclic Mesocyclogenesis in NSSL's Warn-on-Forecast System (WoFS). Weather and Forecasting, 35, 2423–2444, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-20-0094.1

Potvin, C. K., B. T. Gallo, A. E. Reinhart, B. Roberts, P. S. Skinner, R. A. Sobash, K. A. Wilson, K. C. Britt, C. Broyles, M. L. Flora, W. Miller, C. N. Satrio, 2022: An Iterative Storm Segmentation and Classification Algorithm for Convection-Allowing Models and Gridded Radar Analyses. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 39, 7, 999–1013, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-21-0141.1.

Britt, K. C., P. S. Skinner, P. L. Heinselman, C. K. Potvin, M. L. Flora, B. Matilla, K. H. Knopfmeier, A. E. Reinhart, 2024: Verification of Quasi-Linear Convective Systems Predicted by the Warn-on-Forecast System (WoFS). Weather and Forecasting, 39, 155–176, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-23-0106.1.