Tag: Radar Research News

NSSL Launches iPhone and Android Apps to collect precipitation reports from the public

NSSL Launches iPhone and Android Apps to collect precipitation reports from the public

The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), in partnership with the University of Oklahoma and has launched an app where users can anonymously report precipitation from their iPhone or Android through the “mobile Precipitation Identification Near the Ground “mPING” app.

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Tornadoes producing damage on the ground detectible by dual-polarization radar

Tornadoes producing damage on the ground detectible by dual-polarization radar

Recent analysis of data from NOAA NSSL’s prototype dual-polarization radar during a significant tornado outbreak in central Oklahoma this past spring showed debris from a damaging tornado.  This critical information can help a forecaster confirm the presence of a rain-wrapped tornado, or a tornado at night causing damage on the ground. Current NOAA National Weather

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