Researchers looked at records of all but the weakest tornadoes in the United States from 1954 to 2013 for the study.
To better communicate the risk of severe weather, outlooks issued by the NOAA National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center will add two new categories.
Grants help coastal communities be more resilient to a range of natural hazards. image: see below
While technology has changed, the need for accessible weather warnings has not.
High-Resolution Rapid Refresh will help forecasters predict a storm’s path, timing and intensity better than ever.
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America is committed to building a Weather-Ready Nation. image: can you create a thumbnail of Marguerite?...
NOAA is testing data collected by unmanned aircraft to improve weather forecast operation.
Guidance for event organizers on keeping spectators safe from lightning...
NWS Director Dr. Louis Uccellini hopes to see communities across the country become better prepared and informed about extreme weather...
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 helps support research to improve severe weather forecasting...
The NWS Director discusses forecast improvements, social media and partnerships.
Comments from emergency managers and other stakeholders due by August 31...
The National Weather Service has joined the FAA and the general aviation community’s eight month "Got Weather?" national safety campaign...
NOAA teamed up with Paramount to "flood" the public with weather safety advice for a screening of the film Noah....
As a Coastal Planning Specialist, Heather Wade helps communities plan for the future....
NOAA's National Weather Service and the National Environmental Education Foundation ask you to become Weather-Ready ...
When Richard G. Hendrickson logged his first weather observation, Herbert Hoover occupied the White House...
Plan your summer beach visit with safety tips from NOAA's National Ocean Service...
After a crippling snowstorm, Atlanta knew that it had to do better...
This interactive mapping application easily searches and displays global tropical cyclone data. ...
El Niño expected to develop and suppress the number and intensity of tropical cyclones ...
We recently talked to Harold Brooks, a Senior Research Scientist at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. ...
The People of Weather-Ready Nation is an interview series that profiles the people responsible for building a Weather-Ready Nation. ...
Strengthening partnerships for a Weather-Ready Nation doesn't stop at our borders. We are all in this together. ...
Report: Climate change affecting every region of USA, key sectors of economy. ...
On a global scale, no other single phenomenon has a greater influence on whether a year will be warmer, cooler, wetter, or drier than average. ...
By planning for severe weather and other emergencies, you can protect yourself and your family and contribute to your community's preparedness. ...
John Glenn calls her "the world's weatherwoman" and "the right person for the right job at the right time." ...
Meteorologist is recognized as a pioneer in the development of the next generation of weather models that will predict individual thunderstorms over large parts of the globe. ...
Scott Weaver recognized for his work to link regional and large-scale climate variability and climate change. ...
Since the mid-1960's, the DMSP's low earth-orbiting satellites have provided the military and civilian communities with important and reliable environmental information. ...
NOAA site nominated in both the 'Government' and 'Green' categories. ...
Climate records from tree rings, lake and dune sediments, historical records, and archaeological remains provide information about past droughts.. ...
Climate initiative will make federal data about our climate more open, accessible, and useful to citizens, decision-makers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators. ...
President Obama joins with NOAA to ask people to know their tsunami risk and prepare in case one were to strike. ...
The most powerful earthquake ever recorded in North America occurred 50 years ago, on March 27, 1964. With a magnitude of 9.2, "The Great Alaska Earthquake" caused massive tsunamis ...
According to NOAA's Spring Outlook released today, rivers in half of the continental United States are at minor or moderate risk of exceeding flood levels this spring with the highest threat in ...
During Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 16 to 22, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management . ...
The NWS Aviation Weather Center will roll out a design refresh of the center's www.AviationWeather.gov website on March 25, 2014. Users will be able to access and comment on the upgrade ...
Later this year, NOAA’s National Weather Service will usher into daily operations a sophisticated model called the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh, or HRRR, that will update forecasts hourly ...
Amidst thousands of fans and a flurry of activity in the nation’s largest metropolitan area, the National Weather Service coordinated with emergency management operations for Super Bowl XLVII
Once each month, NWS Forecaster Maria Torres takes the microphone to participate in “La Hora Comunitaria” (Community Hour), a Spanish–language interview and call-in program that reaches across the Rio Grande.
Flooding remains one of the top weather killers in the U.S., with the average number of annual fatalities totaling near 90. More than half of these fatalities are vehicle-related.
From massive supercomputers to innovative pilot projects, NOAA pursued a comprehensive strategy to build a Weather-Ready Nation through 2011 and into 2013
With the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan in early November of 2013, many asked the question – how does the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) play a part in world weather events?
NCEP delivers national and global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings and analyses to help save lives and protect property.
Water Vapor Sensing Systems provide real-time humidity data when aircraft takeoff and land at airports around the country.
Help spread the word about staying safe this winter with Game of Thrones-inspired eCards from the Centers for Disease Control.
The Washington Post profiles the Weather-Ready Nation road map execution manager.
Are you ready for winter weather? Learn what you can do to prepare for winter storms and extreme cold.
Weather warnings distributed through traditional and social media saved lives during a deadly outbreak of tornadoes.
In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, many have asked whether there’s a link between the intensity of Haiyan and climate change. It’s a question that National Weather Service Director Louis ...
The National Drought Resilience Partnership will make it easier to access Federal drought resources, and will help link information such as monitoring, forecasts, outlooks, and ...
During the last decade, a longer than usual solar minimum cycle, several volcanic eruptions, and relatively low amounts of water vapor in the stratosphere may have helped cool the atmosphere ...
Between 1970 and 2010, the population of the U.S. coastal watersheds has increased by 45 percent to a total of 164 million, or 52 percent of the nation's population. Learn how NOAA Sea Grant helps coastal communities prepare for and respond.
Hurricane force winds on the Great Lakes led to the largest inland maritime disaster in U.S. history.
On November 1, 2103, President Obama signed an Executive Order to strengthen the Nation’s preparedness for and resilience to the impacts of climate change.
The Advanced Baseline Imager is GOES-R’s primary instrument for scanning Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment and is a significant improvement over instruments on NOAA’s current geostationary satellites.
Drought improvement or removal is anticipated across south central and eastern Texas and along the middle and lower Mississippi Valley, while drought development is possible across parts of the Southeast.
These important projects will help improve the information and tools that NOAA forecasters and researchers use to forecast tropical cyclones that impact the U.S.
28th warmest month on record as 50% of the contiguous U.S experienced drought conditions, up 4.5 percent since the end of July.
New online tool displays more than 150 years of historical hurricane landfalls.
The 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree was held at its new home at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, W.Va., from July 15 through 24.
GOES-12 has seen it all, from Hurricane Katrina that hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, to the Christmas blizzard that crippled the Central United States in 2009.
Strategy serves as a model for communities across the nation facing greater risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Sandy-affected region rebuild.
New report highlights the key role of national estuaries in monitoring effects of climate change on coastal ecosystems
A recap of the August 13, 2013, #HurriChat with the NOAA National Hurricane Center on hurricane preparedness and forecasting.
NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets
Ready reference fact sheets containing phone numbers and Web site information residents can use during potentially life-threatening weather emergencies.
Scientists launch balloons to study thunderstorms
Project designed to learn more about how lightning works.
U.S. Drought Monitor
View regional and state-specific drought conditions.
Death Valley holds the record for the world’s highest surface air temperature ever recorded.
- This Month in Climate History: Earth's Hottest Temperature
- Nine Dangers at the Beach
- High-Tech Message in a Bottle Collects Climate Data
- Senator Mikulski touts National Weather Service computer upgrades
- Fishing tops lightning deaths
- Why are hurricanes and tropical storms named?
- New U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook Debuts
- Global May temperatures are third highest on record
- Plants as drought detectors in the U.S. Great Plains
- North Carolina study may improve forecasting for dangerous storms
- Lightning Safety Awareness Week: June 23 - 29
- NWS in History: The Thunderstorm Project
- Disasterassistance.gov - access to disaster help
- What's the difference between weather and climate?
- 40 years ago: Tornadic Vortex Signature discovered
- How to survive a rip current
- Wireless Emergency Alerts PSA (FEMA)
- NOAA statement on deaths of storm researchers Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras and Carl Young
- Rip Current Awareness Week and Beach Safety Week
- Where do cirrus clouds come from?
- Hurricane Sandy: A Survivor's Story (CDC)
- President meets with NWS forecasters following devastating Oklahoma tornado
- National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 26 - June 1
- NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season
- NOAA expects below-normal Central Pacific hurricane season
- Tornadoes: Three Ways to Prepare
- Safe Boating Week, May 18-24
- NOAA releases final report of Sandy service assessment
- NWS Boston provides decision support to Emergency Managers at Boston marathon
- Forecast for the Future: Assuring the Capacity of the National Weather Service (NAPA)
- Dual-pol Radar Upgrade Complete
- Weather-Ready Nation Roadmap 2.0
- Sandy retired from list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names
- Jetstream - The Online School for Weather
- Researchers develop method to better predict severity of tornado outbreaks
- Riding the waves of the future
- Pilot Projects Help Build a Weather-Ready Nation
- Advanced lead times help save lives in Christmas tornado outbreak
- Research in Hazards and Disasters
- Winter Hazards Simplification
- NWS Western Region completes dual polarization upgrade
- NWS Eastern Region completes dual polarization upgrade
- Busy 2012 hurricane season continues decades-long high activity era in the Atlantic
- Signs of success
- A place for new discoveries
- Breaking through
- Advancing toward a Weather-Ready Nation
- One person can save a life
- Linkin Park World Concert Tour scores a StormReady® first
- Life-saving technology upgrade coming to a Doppler radar near you
- Drought to persist in Corn Belt, Great Plains
- NOAA raises hurricane season prediction despite expected El Niños
- From farmer and country school teacher to NWS Scientist Emeritus
- Weather warnings on the go!
- Atlantic hurricane season outlook announced
- Remembering Joplin
- New Director at the National Hurricane Center
- How a game can empower kids to be weather-ready
- The Chemistry of a Thunderstorm
- Pilot Project Launched in Florida
- Just the Beginning
- Kindergartner is a force of nature
- Beyond Personal Preparedness, Inspire Others
- Get a NOAA Weather Radio
- Severe local weather is topic of “Weather-Ready Nation” workshop in Birmingham April 24 to 26
- Building a Weather-Ready Nation, one kit at a time
- Make a Plan: Know Where to Go
- Focus on Severe Weather
- From Space to You (New Video)
- Breaking ground on water resource management
- Eye on the Storm
- Game teaches students weather-readiness (New Video)
- Vital Conversation centers on physical, social science integration (New Video)
- Innovation through collaboration
- From satellites to cell phones
- Miss Ohio’s lightning safety message resonates with judges
- Miss America hopeful shares compassionate lightning safety story at national pageant
- To 2011: Goodbye and good riddance
- A Vital Conversation
- NWS debuts national operations center during Hurricane Irene
- NWS Spaceflight Meteorology Group forecasters to face bold new challenges
- Weather-Ready Nation initiative launched internally, nationally
- NWS Roadmap paves the way to building a Weather-Ready Nation