Saving Lives & Property…
The National Severe Storms Laboratory serves the nation by working to improve the leadtime and accuracy of severe weather warnings and forecasts in order to save lives and reduce property damage. NSSL scientists are committed to their mission to understand the causes of severe weather and explore new ways to use weather information to assist National Weather Service forecasters and federal, university and private sector partners.
At NSSL, our basic and applied research focuses on understanding severe weather processes, developing weather observation technology, and improving forecast tools, with emphasis on:
Researchers are excited to announce the release of a new, extensive data product that combines a multitude of data sources to help researchers, forecasters, and weather enthusiasts.
While scientists have learned a lot about our planet, questions remain about the lowest part of the atmosphere where we live. Researchers at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory are looking for answers.
Join us online for a behind-the-scenes look at the National Weather Center! Ask research scientists your questions, go behind the scenes with NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory's mobile research tools, and much more!
The weather community lost a caring innovator and leader this month when retired NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory employee Doug Forsyth passed away.
Researchers from NOAA NSSL and the University of Oklahoma traveled to the Texas-Louisiana border near the Gulf of Mexico to collect data during the landfall of Hurricane Laura.
A NSSL founder and instrumental leader of early Doppler radar development has passed away. Kenneth Wilk helped establish NSSL's reputation as the leading federal laboratory focused on weather radar.