UPDATE: Laser light system among armada of tools in TORUS

The unabridged version of this story appears on the University of Oklahoma College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences website and was produced in collaboration with OU CIMMS. This is an updated version of “Laser light system among the armada of tools in TORUS,” which originally ran on June 3, 2019. Researcher Elizabeth Smith Smith is […]

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Experimental tool helps improve flash flood forecasts in the Northeast U.S.

Cars stuck in flooded roadways in D.C.

Floods and flash floods kill more people each year than any other severe weather hazard. And a few extra minutes of notice can make a big difference — reducing deaths and economic loss. The Warn-on-Forecast System, or WoFS, provides additional information different from what forecasters currently use because it is high-resolution and can update quickly.

The NWS Operations Proving Ground: Q&A with Ryan Difani

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma is highlighting a CIMMS researcher outside of its main office at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Ryan Difani is a CIMMS research associate based in Kansas City, Missouri, where his work supports the National Weather Service Operations Proving Ground and the […]