Saving Lives & Property...

The National Severe Storms Laboratory serves the nation by working to improve the leadtime and accuracy of severe weather warnings and forecasts in order to save lives and reduce property damage. NSSL scientists are committed to their mission to understand the causes of severe weather and explore new ways to use weather information to assist National Weather Service forecasters and federal, university and private sector partners.

At NSSL, our basic and applied research focuses on understanding severe weather processes, developing weather observation technology, and improving forecast tools, with emphasis on:


NSSL Hot Items

VORTEX-SE Workshop to be Held in November

October 15, 2015

The first invitation-only VORTEX-SE Workshop will be held in Huntsville, Alabama, November 9-10, 2015, outlining themes for the Spring project.

2016 AMS Awards

October 6, 2015

NSSL's Dr. James F. Kimpel and Richard J. Doviak will receive American Meteorological Society awards at the annual conference in January.

NSSL’s Harold Brooks Receives Nikolai Dotzek Award

September 25, 2015

In mid-September, NSSL’s Dr. Harold Brooks was awarded the 2015 Nikolai Dotzek Award at the 8th European Conference on Severe Storms in Austria.