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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

Alan Gerard Promoted to Division Chief at NSSL

February 21, 2018

Meteorologist Alan Gerard has been chosen to lead the Warning Research and Development Division of the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, Director Steven Koch announced. Gerard has served as the…

Exploring past, present & future: Q&A with Dusan Zrnic

February 20, 2018

Dusan Zrnic is a senior research scientist at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, where he has worked for more than 40 years. Zrnic has published extensively on weather radar and says two experiences are the most memorable of his career.

Exploring past, present & future: Q&A with Don MacGorman

February 15, 2018

Physicist Don MacGorman has been a senior research scientist at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory for more than 35 years. Read about his favorite experiences through the years and some of the most significant changes he witnessed.

Exploring past, present & future: Q&A with Qin Xu

February 12, 2018

During February, as part of NOAA’s Heritage Week, NSSL will feature some of its longest-serving employees. They will share their favorite experiences through the years, and highlight some of the…