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 […]

International collaboration benefits U.S., European forecasters

Weather doesn’t stop at borders. Nowhere is this more clear than in Europe, where two researchers working at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory went shoulder to shoulder with researchers in the European Severe Storms Laboratory Testbed this summer. The goal was to collaborate on forecast products and learn how NSSL technologies are used abroad. […]

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 […]

Evaluation of human-made structures impact on lightning data featured as Research Spotlight

As cell phone towers continue to fill the landscape, evaluating the influence of such human-made structures and their impact on lightning data continues to be a priority for one research scientist. A recent article by Darrel Kingfield, a research scientist at the University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies working at the NOAA […]

OU CIMMS welcomes Boettcher

The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory welcome a new addition to the staff. Jami Boettcher joins as a researcher after recently retiring from the National Weather Service, most recently with the Warning Decision Training Division. Boettcher worked with NWS for more than 20 years! Boettcher […]

Significant Publication: Collaborative Efforts between the United States and United Kingdom to Advance Prediction of High-Impact Weather

The following significant paper publication was reported to headquarters the week of May 19. NOAA and CIMMS authors are bolded. “Collaborative Efforts between the United States and United Kingdom to Advance Prediction of High-Impact Weather” By John S. Kain (NSSL) , Steve Willington, Adam J. Clark (NSSL), Steven J. Weiss (NWS SPC), Mark Weeks, Israel L. Jirak […]

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 […]

NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA ADVISORY: Researchers test unmanned aircraft systems for measuring the lower atmosphere, potentially improving short term weather forecasts

Researchers from NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory, The University of Oklahoma, University of Colorado and Meteomatics have begun a project to test the value of airborne, mobile observing systems for observing important changes in the local environment that can spawn severe thunderstorms. During EPIC, the Environmental Profiling and Initiation of Convection field project, researchers will […]

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 […]