OU SMART Radar Team to Intercept Hurricane Laura

The Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching radar in front of the National Weather Center.

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 […]

CIMMS researcher studies how communicating tornado information impacts lives

Kim Klockow-McClain interviews a resident of the area of Alabama that experienced deadly tornadoes in early March to learn more about what kind of information is most effective at saving lives and property.

When a tornado threatens a community, NOAA National Weather Service forecasters issue a tornado warning. Local emergency management agencies sound emergency tornado sirens or send out phone alerts. Broadcast meteorologists tell everyone to take shelter. But how does all of this help the public and how does the public respond? This scenario played out in […]

Researchers show impact eclipse had in Oklahoma

Those witnessing the solar eclipse on Monday may have noticed a drop in temperature while outside. But just how much did the temperature change in Oklahoma, where most of the state experienced about 85 percent of the eclipse. Researchers with The University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and the ARM Climate Research […]

Collaboration improves UK and US radar techniques to improve forecasts

The national weather radar system used throughout the United States by NOAA National Weather Service  forecasters to “see” weather across the country is unique because it can be upgraded and modified with the newest capabilities, unlike other systems worldwide. Because of this, and the need to work with experts in radar signal processing for improving […]

CIMMS researchers involved with testbed experiments

The NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed,  a joint project of the National Weather Service and the National Severe Storms Laboratory, is buzzing with activity again as the Experimental Warning Program focuses on its second of three years of testing probabilistic hazards with Hazard Services software. The objective is to improve severe weather warnings. During severe storms, […]