Saving Lives & Property...

The National Severe Storms Laboratory serves the nation by working to improve the leadtime and accuracy of severe weather warnings and forecasts in order to save lives and reduce property damage. NSSL scientists are committed to their mission to understand the causes of severe weather and explore new ways to use weather information to assist National Weather Service forecasters and federal, university and private sector partners.

At NSSL, our basic and applied research focuses on understanding severe weather processes, developing weather observation technology, and improving forecast tools, with emphasis on:



8 Things to Know About NSSL

September 25, 2015

With several major events in the weather community coming up, here are eight things you need to know about NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory.

NSSL researchers lead project to evaluate experimental flash flood products

July 8, 2015

The 2015 Multi-Radar / Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Hydro Experiment aimed to improve the accuracy, timing, and specificity of flash flood watches and warnings.

Experimental flash flood forecasting system tested by Texas rain event

June 4, 2015

Recent flooding in Texas and Oklahoma tested NSSL’s experimental Multiple Radar Multiple Sensor (MRMS) Flooded Locations and Simulated Hydrograph (MRMS-FLASH) system.

NOAA Scientists tackle mystery of nighttime thunderstorms

May 20, 2015

NOAA scientists are staying up late to probe nighttime thunderstorms. Learn more about Plains Elevated Convection at Night, a field campaign to collect data in the western Great Plains.