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:


NSSL Hot Items

Significant Paper: Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Quantitative Precipitation Estimation: Initial Operating Capabilities

May 25, 2016

This paper provides a comprehensive description of the initial operating capabilities of the MRMS QPE system.

During busiest month for storms, researchers gather in the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed

May 10, 2016

A diverse group of scientists is coming together to improve how severe weather information is conveyed to the public.

Significant Paper: The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program: The First 20 Years – Introduction

May 10, 2016

This paper is the introduction to the AMS Meteorological Monograph entitled "The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program: The First 20 Years."

Technology Converging on Early Prototype Merged National HRRR Ensemble and “Warn-on-Forecast” System for High-impact Weather

May 2, 2016

An early prototype of a high-impact weather forecast system will get a real-time demonstration in the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT) this spring.