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Current Projects

NSSL hosts workshop to define future of storm research

NOAA NSSL mobile dual-polarized Doppler radar captures Ike

Winter WeatherPublic invited to participate in severe weather observation project

The National Severe Storms Laboratory is one of NOAA's internationally known research laboratories, leading the way in investigations of all aspects of severe weather. Headquartered in Norman OK, the people of NSSL, in partnership with the National Weather Service, are dedicated to improving severe weather warnings and forecasts in order to save lives and reduce property damage.

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


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National Severe Storms Laboratory
National Weather Center
120 David L Boren Blvd
Norman, OK 73072
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