Dual-polarized weather radar can estimate the number of bats in a swarm similar to the way it can estimate the number of raindrops in a cloud.
NSSL deployed the NOAA X-Pol mobile radar in southwestern Colorado over the weekend as part of the Southwest Colorado Radar project to collect data on snowfall in the area. The project continues through the end of February, 2011.
NSSL will collect dual-polarization radar data along with public weather observations during 2010-2011 winter weather events in the Winter Precipitation Identification Near the Ground (W-PING) project. The volunteer surface observations…
The type and amount of winter precipitation is very sensitive to subtle changes in the atmosphere making forecasting winter precipitation difficult. During the months of December and January, NSSL/CIMMS researchers…
Recent analysis of data from NOAA NSSL’s prototype dual-polarization radar during a significant tornado outbreak in central Oklahoma this past spring showed debris from a damaging tornado. This critical information…
Subtle features in thunderstorms captured by rapid scanning phased array radar could alert forecasters to the potential of severe weather.
NSSL researchers successfully launched two balloon borne prototype instruments into a large thunderstorm complex at the end of October.
Flash floods are the number one hazardous weather-related killer in the US, yet they remain poorly observed. An NSSL project now collects data from the public on flash flooding, in addition to hail and wind reports.
The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) deployed a mobile radar near Durango, Colorado, during the month of August to collect data on thunderstorm rainfall and resulting flash flooding.
Over the past five summers, students have been making thousands of phone calls to collect reports of severe weather from the public as part of the Severe Hazards Analysis and Verification Experiment (SHAVE).