Are tornadoes increasing? Not really, the number has remained relatively constant. What is changing is that there are fewer days with tornadoes each year, but on those days there are more tornadoes, according to a NOAA report published today in the journal Science. NOAA researchers looked at records of all but the weakest tornadoes in
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Weather forecasters rely on an incredibly large amount of information when they make forecasts and issue warnings. A new system, activated by NOAA’s National Weather Service last week, quickly harnesses the tremendous amount of weather data from multiple sources, intelligently integrates the information, and provides a detailed picture of the current weather. The Multiple Radar
J.T. Dooley, December 12, 1932 – August 27, 2014 J. T. Dooley was one of the early staff members of the NOAA National Severe Storms Lab. In 1963, while working for the Weather Bureau’s National Severe Storms Project in Kansas City, Missouri, Dooley transferred to Oklahoma City to continue work in severe storm detection and
Dr. Brian Argrow, Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado and an expert in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), will temporarily join NSSL to conduct collaborative research and help advance NOAA and NSSL observational and research capabilities.
The September 2014 issue of Natural Hazards Observer features the findings of a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) team, including NSSL’s Dave Jorgensen, that investigated the May 22, 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri.