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OU CIMMS Research Associate and student Nolan Meister releases a weather balloon with instruments attached to measure aspects of the upper atmosphere. (Photo by Mike Coniglio/NOAA NSSL) | The TORUS Windsond team from the University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies supporting NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. The team is near the hail core of a storm in May 2019. (Photo by Christiaan Patterson

OU Earns Lead for up to $208 Million NOAA Severe Weather Research Institute

Researchers at the NOAA National Severe Storms Lab and the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies are using Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) to study storm damage in rural areas.
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Research framework (Graphic provided) | Probabilistic Hazard Information (PHI) showing the forecasted risk of a tornado hazard. (Graphic provided) | Machine-learning based geodatabase creation using multiple geodata

Researchers Studying Impacts of Severe Weather Threats on Community Assets, Including Critical Infrastructure

Severe weather hazards such as hail, high wind speeds, and tornadoes, can impact essential community infrastructure. Researchers are studying the impacts of severe weather threats on a range of community assets.
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A map of participants of the Radar & Applications Course-in-the-Cloud (RITC). This graphic highlights the spatial diversity of participants and instructors for three of four RITC workshops. (Graphic provided by Dale Morris

Researchers Utilize the Cloud to Train Forecasters

Researchers and instructors took traditional National Weather Service Forecaster training to the cloud this year, virtually trekking thousands of miles.
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An example of an experimental decision support graphic influenced by WoFS and constructed during one of the 2021 WoFS experiment case studies. (Screenshot) |

Guest Contributor: WoFS in the Virtual NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed

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.
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Many states experienced the coldest weather in decades. Cold temperatures were accompanied by ice

Researchers Developing Experimental Winter Forecasting Tools

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.
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Researchers Received Awards at AMS, OU

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.
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