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NOAA research model brings severe weather into focus

NOAA research model brings severe weather into focus

NOAA’s best severe-weather model just received an upgrade developed by NOAA researchers that will help the National Weather Service provide more accurate hazardous weather and aviation forecasts.  Scientists are also using it to advance a wide array of future forecast tools. 

July 12, 2018 0 Comments
A deadly flood that helped improve weather forecasting

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.

July 29, 2016 0 Comments
NOAA scientists tackle mystery of nighttime thunderstorms

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. 

May 20, 2015 0 Comments
NOAA study shows pattern of fewer days with tornadoes, but more tornadoes on those days

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

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.
October 16, 2014 0 Comments
Forecasters get new system to manage ‘flood’ of weather data, improve forecasts

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

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.

October 9, 2014 0 Comments
Researchers develop method to better predict severity of tornado outbreaks

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.

April 1, 2013 0 Comments
NOAA researchers join large, international flash flood project in Europe

NOAA researchers join large, international flash flood project in Europe

NOAA, NASA and the University of Connecticut are representing the United States in the Hydrological Cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment (HyMeX), the largest weather field research project in European history.

September 12, 2012 0 Comments
New NOAA awards to fund studies of weather warnings, social media, Internet tools and public response

New NOAA awards to fund studies of weather warnings, social media, Internet tools and public response

How do people sift important weather information out of the incessant buzz of 24/7 social media, text messages, smart phone alerts, and overflowing email inboxes? Four new research awards funded by NOAA seek to answer this question.

August 27, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA researchers studying how cities influence approaching thunderstorms

NOAA researchers studying how cities influence approaching thunderstorms

Do urban areas have an influence on incoming storm systems? NOAA's National Severe Storms Lab is trying to find out.

August 22, 2012 0 Comments
NOAA, Willis Re sign cooperative research agreement to improve hail damage estimates

NOAA, Willis Re sign cooperative research agreement to improve hail damage estimates

NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory and Willis Re have signed a cooperative research agreement to improve estimates of hail size and coverage.

July 17, 2012 0 Comments
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