NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory has led the nation in severe weather research for more than 40 years.
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. This technology has moved the U.S. from having no warning of severe weather to now an average of 15-minutes advanced notice. Current research with phased array radar promises to extend the warning lead-time much further.
The video also highlights the unique research to operations partnership between NSSL and the NOAA NWSFO in Norman, Okla.