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 & […]

Testing technology to improve forecasting ease

Colored satellite images are often used by meteorologists to identify important weather features, but what happens when a forecaster has trouble seeing those colors? Several products allow forecasters to change color contrast and visibility, but one research scientist set out to see how well those tools work. Katie Vigil, Research Scientist with the Cooperative Institute […]

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 […]