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The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) serves the Nation with leading edge research in severe weather observation, understanding, and prediction to help forecasters produce the best severe weather forecasts and warnings possible.

NSSL Briefings Online replaced the printed “NSSL Briefings” newsletter in 2007, but the mission remains the same:  to regularly inform readers of NSSL’s most recent research and activities.  NSSL Briefings Online will also include NSSL’s scientific collaborations with the OU Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS).

Our goals are to increase NSSL’s visibility and promote the value of NSSL research.  We hope to increase awareness among funding agencies, develop and nurture partnerships in support of the NOAA mission, foster public and constituent loyalty to our mission, and cultivate a passion for severe weather research results in the community.

We update the site when we have new news to share.  Print editions of past years’ NSSL Briefings are archived and can be downloaded in a  pdf format. Subscribe to the Briefings RSS feed or follow us on social media to keep up with the news!

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Send a letter, questions, or to contact the editor:

Writer/Editor Tanya Schoor

SUBSCRIBE to monthly email notifications of Briefings Online updates by sending an email to tanya.schoor@nullnoaa.gov with “subscribe” in the subject.

NSSL Staff

Director:  Steve Koch
Deputy Director:  Lans Rothfusz
Administrative Officer:  PaTrina Gregory
Chief, Forecast R&D:  Jack Kain
Chief, Radar R&D:  Mike Jain
Chief, Warning R&D:  Dave Jorgensen
Information and Technology:  Will Agent
CIMMS/NOAA Relations:  Sebastian Torres
Public Affairs:  Keli Pirtle