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:

  • WEATHER RADAR
  • HYDROMETEOROLOGY
  • FORECAST & WARNING IMPROVEMENTS

NSSL News Items

VIDEO: Advanced Technology Demonstrator

October 17, 2018

Learn about NSSL's latest radar with this Bite Sized Science video!

Forecasters now have richer data to predict fast-moving floods

September 28, 2018

FLASH — short for the Flooded Locations and Simulated Hydrographs Project — is now in the hands of NWS forecasters!

mPING awarded for help in operational meteorology

August 6, 2018

The National Weather Association recently awarded the mPING development team for help the application has provided in meteorology.

NOAA HWT Hosts Annual Spring Forecasting Experiment

May 9, 2018

For for the next five weeks NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed Experimental Forecast Program is focused on using cutting-edge computer models.