NSSL Video: Weather Briefly

Weather Briefly is a short-form video series highlighting the many types of severe weather along with research being done by NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory.

These videos are just video and music, so there is no captioning on them.

Weather Briefly: Tornadoes

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Much about tornadoes remains a mystery. They are rare, deadly, and difficult to predict, and they can deal out millions or even billions of dollars in property damage per year. The U.S. typically has more tornadoes than anywhere else in the world, though they can occur almost anywhere. NSSL's tornado research targets ways to better understand how they form, and use that understanding to improve tornado forecasts and warnings to help save lives. Learn more about NSSL's tornado reesarch →

Weather Briefly: Hail

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Hail occurs when updrafts in thunderstorms carry raindrops upward into extremely cold areas of the atmosphere where they freeze into ice. Hail can cause billions of dollars of damage to structures, crops and livestock. NSSL focuses research efforts towards the prediction and detection of hail and hailstorms to give those in the path of the storm enough time to seek shelter and protect their property. Learn more about NSSL's hail research →

Weather Briefly: Lightning

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Lightning is one of the oldest observed natural phenomena on earth. It can be seen in volcanic eruptions, extremely intense forest fires, surface nuclear detonations, heavy snowstorms, in large hurricanes, and, obviously, thunderstorms. NSSL researchers study lightning structure and behavior to develop methods to use lightning data to improve severe weather forecasts and warnings. Learn more about NSSL's lightning research →