Summer camp participants learn to issue warnings

Upcoming ninth and tenth graders learned this week it requires more than a degree to be a meteorologist. It takes training in new technologies and computer systems. “If you walked in on your first day of work, would you know what to do?” asked Jill Hardy. “You may need some training for your job. That’s […]

Project using unmanned aerial systems started May 8

Meteorologists are always looking for better ways to measure the lower atmosphere. This spring, researchers from NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) will join with others to test the value of airborne, mobile observing systems for observing important changes in the local environment that can spawn severe thunderstorms in a new way. EPIC, the Environmental […]

Weather Reports from Citizens Provide Research Input

Is it raining, snowing or hailing where you are? Tell us about it! Report the weather at your location any time on the mPING app to help NOAA researchers and forecasters, and join citizen scientists all around the world participating in Citizen Science Days through May 20. Downloadable to your smartphone, mPING (Meteorological Phenomena Identification […]

Tornado! Talk Severe Weather Research & Prediction with CIMMS’ Kim Klockow

Spring has arrived and with it come efforts to study and learn to better predict severe weather like tornadoes. Join NOAA for a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) on severe weather research and prediction on April 27, 2017. Severe weather touches every state in the U.S. Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail, strong winds, and floods are real threats […]

Collaboration improves UK and US radar techniques to improve forecasts

The national weather radar system used throughout the United States by NOAA National Weather Service  forecasters to “see” weather across the country is unique because it can be upgraded and modified with the newest capabilities, unlike other systems worldwide. Because of this, and the need to work with experts in radar signal processing for improving […]

OU, AT&T and The Weather Channel Collaborate to Transmit Potentially Life-Saving Information during Severe Weather

The University of Oklahoma, AT&T and The Weather Channel have collaborated to equip several of OU’s Advanced Radar Research Center’s mobile research trucks with enhanced severe weather technology. These enhanced trucks will soon have cameras capable of streaming live video and near real-time radar data during severe weather events. Storm data and video provide meteorologists […]

Interim director chosen as outstanding faculty member

University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies Interim Director Randy Peppler was recognized by OU’s Student Government Association yesterday. Each year SGA recognizes an outstanding faculty member. Nominations are sent to an SGA committee of student leaders who then select recipients of the award. Peppler was presented the SGA Outstanding Faculty Award  from the […]

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Course provides hands-on practice for forecasters to help save lives

Noise emanates from a lab on the fourth floor of the National Weather Center in Norman — 20 plus people are all talking at once, but that’s a good thing. In just four weeks, more than 95 National Weather Service forecasters completed rigorous week-long workshops as part of the Radar & Applications Course, hosted by […]

CIMMS researcher recognized by magazine

A CIMMS researcher is being recognized by Training magazine. Megan Taylor, a CIMMS research associate, was named an Emerging Training Leader by Training magazine. She will be featured in the May/June 2017 issue. “Just being nominated is a huge honor, let alone actually being awarded with the title of Emerging Training Leader,” she said. “I’m also […]

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AMS Annual Meeting 2017 Updated List of CIMMS Participants

This is an updated list of all CIMMS presentations at the AMS annual meeting to be held January 21-27, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Make sure and hear about all the great research that we are doing! Saturday, January 21 Host: 16th Annual AMS Student Conference Graduate Student Panel Rotations 1, 2 Location: Yakima 1 1:30-3:45 PM […]