Better training provides forecasters information for better decision making

NOAA National Weather Service forecasters now have updated training available on demand to help them provide critical information when floods threaten the areas they serve. The NWS Warning Decision Training Division, also known as WDTD, recently updated the Warning Operations Course Flash Flood Track. Warning Operations Courses, or WOCs, are extensions to WDTD’s Radar & […]

Hands-on training offers opportunity for researchers

Squeezing through the stairwell doorway, a group of six researchers from the National Weather Center alternate walking down the stairs carrying an injured person to safety. Hours before they applied a tourniquet to a coworker and learned other disaster medical operations. The group was not participating in a drill but training to be a Community […]

Partnership and collaboration offers opportunities

Several researchers from The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies recently took their meteorological knowledge to the opposite side of the world to help train others in the field. CIMMS researchers with NOAA’s Warning Decision Training Division participated in the International Symposium on Earth-Science Challenges in Kyoto, Japan. They taught a short […]

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 […]