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:

  • WEATHER RADAR
  • HYDROMETEOROLOGY
  • FORECAST & WARNING IMPROVEMENTS

NSSL News

Experimental flash flood forecasting system tested by Texas rain event

June 4, 2015

Recent flooding in Texas and Oklahoma put NSSL’s experimental Multiple Radar Multiple Sensor...

NOAA scientists tackle mystery of nighttime thunderstorms

May 20, 2015

Researchers armed with more than 100 scientific instruments will spend the summer probing nighttime...

Scientists gather to talk about using Unmanned Aerial Systems for weather research

May 11, 2015

NSSL scientists will participate in the annual meeting of the International Society on Atmospheric...

Forecasters to evaluate sets of advanced weather models that can depict thunderstorms

April 22, 2015

Experiments designed to improve National Weather Service severe weather forecasts will be conducted...