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
- FORECAST & WARNING IMPROVEMENTS
NSSL News Items
NSSL Deputy Director Lans Rothfusz announced his retirement at the end of 2018 and NSSL is pleased to announce Kurt Hondl as the new deputy director.
Sherman Fredrickson retired in early December after working over 40 years. He remembers a time atmospheric measurements were made via pen and pad.
Learn about NSSL's latest radar with this Bite Sized Science video!
FLASH — short for the Flooded Locations and Simulated Hydrographs Project — is now in the hands of NWS forecasters!