Project utilizes radar technology for flood warnings

A new research project is already helping save lives and property with early flood notification after a stream in southern Oklahoma rose 10 feet in one hour. Jonathan J Gourley, research hydrologist with the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, said the project will demonstrate the use of remote-sensing technology for better flood detection and improve […]

Student places in 17th AMS Mesoscale Conference

University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies Graduate Research Assistant Hristo Chipilski won an award at the 17th annual American Meteorological Society Mesoscale Conference this summer. Chipilski won second for Oral Presentation on, “Impact of PECAN IOP data on the forecast skill of bores and bore-induced convection.” The presentation focused on the Plains […]

AMS announces fellows

The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies is proud to announce the American Meteorological Society named an OU CIMMS senior research scientist during a recent release of awards. Alexander Ryzhkov was one of more than 30 individuals recognized by AMS during a recent announcement of 2018 award winners and fellows. Ryzhkov was […]

Researchers evaluating lightning data in Hazardous Weather Testbed

For the first time ever, lightning data from a weather satellite is available and being evaluated in the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed. Forecasters, researchers, product developers and broadcast journalists are analyzing recently available experimental data from an instrument on GOES-16, the newly launched NOAA satellite as part of the HWT Experimental Warning Program. GOES-16, launched […]

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 […]