Scientists have re-examined the March 18, 1925 Tri-State Tornado was unusually severe, killing 695 people while it was on the ground for a record 219 miles crossing parts of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
Today, researchers launched the Mesoscale Predictability EXperiment (MPEX) field project to collect data on pre-storm and post-storm environments in an effort to better predict where and when thunderstorms will form. MPEX runs from May 15 – June 15, and is funded by the National Science Foundation.
On May 9, 2013 @NSSL snagged our 10,000 Twitter follower! We have 23K folks on Facebook. Thank you so much for your interest in our work. We will keep it…
NSSL tornado climatology expert, Harold Brooks has written a blog post about the remarkable absence of tornado activity during the 12-month period from May 2012 to April 2013.
The National Weather Center will host renowned physicist Dr. Francis Slakey, Associate Director of Public Affairs at the American Physical Society, at 4 p.m. April 23 in Room 1313.
The NWSFO in Birmingham, Ala. used an NSSL product to plan surveys of damage caused by the tornadoes yesterday. NSSL’s On Demand is a web-based tool that can be used…
NSSL’s Bob Rabin was in D.C. to support Native Alaskan students as they gave presentations on weather and climate.
A new video traces NSSL’s legacy of life saving weather radar research from the development of Doppler weather radar to the most recent research with phased array radar.
NSSL and collaborators will leverage new technology including dual-polarized radar observations and a precipitation reporting mobile device app to improve forecasts of winter weather during February and March.