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A deadly flood that helped improve weather forecasting

Friday, July 29, 2016

A deadly flood that helped improve weather forecasting

The Big Thompson flood of 1976 was one of three major flash floods during the span of five years in the 1970s that killed more than 450 people across the country -- tragic events that helped spur the modernization of NOAA’s National Weather Service flood forecasting system.

NOAA scientists tackle mystery of nighttime thunderstorms

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NOAA scientists tackle mystery of nighttime thunderstorms

This summer, more than 20 NOAA scientists will stay up late to learn why some thunderstorms form and grow at night, without the energy from the sun's heat. They will be participating in the Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN), a large, intensive field campaign to collect data before and during nighttime thunderstorms in the western Great Plains from June 1 to July 15. 

NOAA study shows pattern of fewer days with tornadoes, but more...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NOAA study shows pattern of fewer days with tornadoes, but more...

Are tornadoes increasing? Not really, the number has remained relatively constant. What is changing is that there are fewer days with tornadoes each year, but on those days there are more tornadoes, according to a NOAA report published today in the journal Science.
Forecasters get new system to manage ‘flood’ of weather data, improve...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Forecasters get new system to manage ‘flood’ of weather data, improve...

Weather forecasters rely on an incredibly large amount of information when they make forecasts and issue warnings. A new system, activated by NOAA’s National Weather Service last week, quickly harnesses the tremendous amount of weather data from multiple sources, intelligently integrates the information, and provides a detailed picture of the current weather.
Researchers develop method to better predict severity of tornado outbreaks

Monday, April 1, 2013

Researchers develop method to better predict severity of tornado outbreaks

NOAA researchers have developed a method to help forecasters better predict the severity of tornado outbreaks.

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