About Us

The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory 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 University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies.

We update the site on a regular basis.  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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Writer/Editor Emily Summars

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NSSL Staff

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