2019 Spring EM Experiment Recruitment has started!

Hi everyone!  It’s that time of year again!  That’s right, the call just came out and applications are rolling in for the 2019 Spring EM Experiment!  More details can be found on the Recruitment Page for the project!  Take a look through the details when you get a chance.  We hope all of the Emergency Managers out there will consider applying!

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We’re Back!

Hello everyone!  My name is Cassandra Shivers-Williams and I am currently a post-doc researcher at CIMMS/NSSL within the Societal Impacts Group (SIG).  I have been working with Emergency Managers (EMs) in the Hazardous Weather Testbed experiments since 2016!  My wonderful colleague Kodi Berry started this blog as a way to talk about all of the awesome EM research happening here!  Well…I’m picking it up and taking it over! (You may have noticed the site facelift =)  )

This blog will be highlighting lots of fun with EMs and the Probabilistic Hazard Information (PHI) Experiment, sprinkled with some other ongoing social science research within the SIG!  Our sister entity, KPHI TV, also conducts social science research, but primarily with Broadcaster Meteorologists.  That work is blasted on the KPHI TV Blog!   I encourage everyone to check out that blog for more fun with PHI!

This website has been updated with some background information about the work we do and the research team, opportunities for EMs to participate in testbed research, presentations/publications of our EM work, and some alumni!  Take a look around and check back in periodically to see the latest and greatest updates from the SIG!

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Week 1 Underway

This week emergency managers from hospital, city, county, and state jurisdictions are evaluating how they might use probabilistic hazard information for decision making during severe convective weather. 

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2018 EM Selection

We had an unprecedented response to our call for EM applicants for the 2018 HWT PHI EM project. Over 50 EMs applied for 8 spots! So many strong candidates this year! We are actively pursuing funding for next year so we hope those we had to turn away this year will apply next year.

Thank you to our friends in the National Weather Service for helping to spread the word about our project!

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This is the information page for emergency manager (EM) participation in NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT). EMs in the HWT help evaluate probabilistic hazard information (PHI) for severe weather, the core of the future National Weather Service severe weather warning paradigm.  PHI is part of NSSL’s overall FACETS initiative.  Learn more about FACETS here:


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