The first week of April concluded the 2021 Warn-on-Forecast Testbed Experiment as part of the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed. Like many scientific activities, this experiment was delayed and then moved virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Last month, millions of people across the United States were impacted by several inches to feet of snow and the coldest temperatures in decades. Thousands lost power and water, and travel was treacherous as multi-vehicle pile-ups forced interstate shutdowns.
The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma was in the spotlight at the 2021 American Meteorological Association Annual Meeting, and several other annual meetings.
Researchers are excited to announce the release of a new, extensive data product that combines a multitude of data sources to help researchers, forecasters, and weather enthusiasts. The Multi-Year Reanalysis of Remotely Sensed Storms Project, or MYRORSS combines individual radar data with other sources, like weather models and lightning data, for a more complete picture […]
While scientists have learned a lot about our planet, questions remain about the lowest part of the atmosphere where we live. Researchers at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory are looking for answers. Utilizing a series of instruments located in a mobile research unit, researchers are analyzing data gathered by those tools to improve severe […]
The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies has announced the recipients of its second annual CIMMS awards. The three awards are for Outstanding Publication, Outstanding Achievement in Research or Research Support by an Individual or Team, and Outstanding Achievement in Outreach, Education, or Service by an Individual or Team. The award for […]
Ask research scientists your questions, go behind the scenes with OU Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological research tools, and much more during the virtual National Weather Festival!
The University of Oklahoma’s Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching (SMART) radar team is deploying two mobile weather radars to the northern Gulf Coast to study the landfall of what is expected to become Hurricane Laura. The project is sponsored by the National Institute for Standards and Technology as part of their National Windstorm Research […]
An in-residence workshop provided by OU CIMMS and NWS WDTD is the only one, and the first, of its kind. The workshop focused on training 122 forecasters, one from each NWS forecasting office, on a new warning software.
The weather enterprise is mourning the loss of visionary James “Jeff” Kimpel, who passed away early Saturday morning.