The National Weather Association awarded NSSL Deputy Director Lans Rothfusz with the 2014 Operational Achievement Individual Award at the 22 October 2014 Annual Awards Luncheon.
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
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
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.