Meet Darrel Kingfield

Meet Darrel Kingfield

He’s been around the National Weather Center since 2007, but you might not know everything he’s been up to! Darrel earned his bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Purdue University. After college, he was outsourced to India (seriously!) before making his way to Norman and and the NOAA National Weather Service’s Warning Decision Training Branch (now

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Hydrometeorological Testbed 2015

Hydrometeorological Testbed 2015

During the week of July 20-24, six forecasters from NWS offices nationwide joined NSSL and CIMMS researchers for the final week of the Hydrometeorological Testbed. This project was supported by JJ Gourley, Steve Martinaitis, Race Clark and Zac Flamig. During the week, the forecasters issued experimental watches and warnings for hydrologic extremes in real-time, with

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Significant Paper: 31 May 2013 El Reno Tornadoes: Advantages of Rapid-scan Phased Array Radar Data from a Warning Forecaster’s Perspective

Significant Paper: 31 May 2013 El Reno Tornadoes: Advantages of Rapid-scan Phased Array Radar Data from a Warning Forecaster's Perspective

31 May 2013 El Reno Tornadoes: Advantages of Rapid-scan Phased Array Radar Data from a Warning Forecaster’s Perspective. Authors: Kuster, C.M., Heinselman, P.L., Austin, M. Journal: Weather and Forecasting  Publication Date: Online 6/12/15 Important conclusions:  Researchers collaborated with the forecaster who issued real-time tornado warnings for the 31 May 2013 supercell near El Reno Oklahoma. The forecaster compared critical radar signatures frequently

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Significant Paper: Automated Detection of Polarimeteric Tornadic Debris Signatures using A Hydrometeor Classification Algorithm

Significant Paper: Automated Detection of Polarimeteric Tornadic Debris Signatures using A Hydrometeor Classification Algorithm

Automated Detection of Polarimeteric Tornadic Debris Signatures using A Hydrometeor Classification Algorithm Journal: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology Publication Date: Online 7/2/2015 Authors: Snyder, Jeffrey C., Ryzhkov, Alexander. Important conclusions:  Since debris lofted by tornadoes has scattering characteristics that are distinct from those of hydrometeors, the additional information provided by polarimetric weather radars can aid in identifying debris from tornadoes.  The polarimetric tornadic

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