Recent News and Archive


Lake-effect snow band just south of Buffalo NY, Nov 2014
Improved Lake-Effect Snow Forecasts Through Experimental Coupling of Weather Prediction With Lake Hydrodynamics
March 21, 2019 — Since mid-2017, a NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) / National Weather Service (NWS) cross-line office team has been working together to improve lake-effect snow, lake ice, and visibility forecasts. Read more


Bite Sized Science: Improving Flash Flood Forecasts
NWS Forecasters Now Have Richer Data To Predict Fast-moving Floods
September 28, 2018 — Flash floods can become deadly in a matter of minutes. A new forecasting tool is helping NOAA National Weather Service forecasters predict when and where these devastating events will occur. Read more

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HMT-tested FLASH System Transitioned To The National Weather Service, Revolutionizes Tools Used For Flash Flood Forecasting
June 28, 2018 — During the week of July 2, FLASH products will be disseminated to all NWS offices in the lower 48 states via the Satellite Broadcast Network. This completes a major milestone! Read more

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GSD demonstrates modeling systems in flash flood prediction experiment
June 18, 2018 — GSD is demonstrating modeling systems at the 2018 Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall Experiment (FFaIR) in College Park, MD from June 18 through July 20. Read more

Participants of the NOAA HWT EFP Spring Experiment
NOAA HWT Hosts Annual Spring Forecasting Experiment
May 9, 2018 — For for the next five weeks NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed Experimental Forecast Program is focused on one topic — using cutting-edge computer models to improve predictions of hazardous weather. Read more


link to article Publication Notice: The Landfall and Inland Penetration of a Flood-Producing Atmospheric River in Arizona. Part II: Sensitivity of Modeled Precipitation to Terrain Height and Atmospheric River Orientation (12/12/14)
link to article Publication Notice: Climatology of Long-Range Transported Asian Dust along the West Coast of the United States (12/05/14)
link to article HMT-Southeast Pilot Study Concludes (11/28/14)
link to article Quantifying Extreme Precipitation Forecast Performance at the Weather Prediction Center (11/14/14)
link to article Publication Notice: Chemical Properties of Insoluble Precipitation Residue Particles (10/31/14)
link to article Improving flood prediction models in mountainous regions (10/27/14)
link to article Publication Notice: An Airborne Study of an Atmospheric River over the Subtropical Pacific during WISPAR: Dropsonde Budget-box Diagnostics, and Precipitation Impacts in Hawaii (10/24/14)
link to article HMT-WPC Conducts Second Annual Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall Experiment (10/17/14)
link to article OHD Researcher Visits HMT to Discuss QPE Collaborations (10/14/14)
link to article Floodplain Management Association conference (10/03/14)
link to article Flash Flood Summit at National Water Center (09/26/14)
link to article Workshop to Explore Improved Water Management Strategies for Lake Mendocino (09/19/14)
link to article Chad Kahler, from NOAA Western Region, visits HMT in Boulder (09/05/14)
link to article New Agreement to extend HMT-West ARO Network into Oregon and Washington (09/02/14)
link to article HMT-PSD scientists participate in NCEP/WPC 2014 Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall (FFaIR) Experiment (08/08/14)
link to article Forecaster briefing on Sandy Supplemental instrument deployments (07/18/14)
link to article HMT Collaborates with Climate Prediction Center (07/11/14)
link to article Regional weather forecast tool now available to NWS forecasters (06/13/14)
link to article HMT to study extreme precipitation in Southeastern U.S. (05/30/14)
link to article NOAA and NASA Collaborate on Field Projects in North Carolina (05/23/14)
link to article Weather Prediction Center scientists visit Earth Systems Research Laboratory for Collaborative HMT Meetings (05/16/14)
link to article The 2014 HMT-WPC Winter Weather Experiment (05/09/14)
link to article HMT Participation at the 5th NOAA Testbeds and Proving Grounds Workshop (05/02/14)
link to article Participating Russian River "Fish Squeeze" with NOAA Under Secretary Mark Schaefer (04/25/14)
link to article Training San Francisco Bay Area Stakeholders (04/11/14)
link to article Evaluating rainfall measurements over Sonoma County (04/01/14)
link to article New tool evaluates how well forecast models are predicting precipitation (03/17/14)
link to article Russian River Hydrologic Modeling Meeting (02/28/14)
link to article Storm hits California coast as HMT researchers kick off atmospheric river study (02/10/14)
link to article Researchers fly over Pacific Ocean off US West Coast to study atmospheric rivers (02/03/14)
link to article HMT Presentation at AGU Annual Fall Meeting (01/28/14)
link to article HMT Participates in NASA GPM Workshop (01/10/14)


link to article HMT Spotlight: Meet Delbert Willie (12/31/13)
link to article Potential agreement could lead to Atmospheric River Observatories along WA and OR Coasts (11/27/13)
link to article Study Uses NASA 'A-Train' to Measure Atmospheric River Properties (11/15/13)
link to article HMT Researchers Develop New Methodology to Estimate Rainfall From X-band Radar Observations (10/30/13)
link to article Publication Notice: A Twenty-First-Century California Observing Network for Monitoring Extreme Weather Events (10/18/13)
link to article First Annual Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall Experiment (FFaIR) (09/27/13)
link to article Publication Notice: The Emergence of Weather-Related Testbeds Linking Research and Forecasting Operations (09/20/13)
link to article Training Webinar on HMT Southeast Observational and Model Forecast Data (09/06/13)
link to article Report Now Available from AR State of the Knowledge Workshop (08/23/13)
link to article The Experimental Regional Ensemble Forecast (ExREF) System (08/09/13)
link to article New Real-Time Data Web Interface is Live! (08/02/13)
link to article Publication Notice: Intercomparison of Meteorological Forcing Data from Empirical and Mesoscale Model Sources in the N.F. American River Basin... (07/26/13)
link to article HMT Spotlight: Meet Haonan Chen (07/19/13)
link to article HMT Participates in NOAA Habitat Blueprint Partner Meetings (07/12/13)
link to article HMT Signs Agreement with San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (07/05/13)
link to article Publication Notice: The Landfall and Inland Penetration of a Flood-Producing Atmospheric River in Arizona. Part 1... (06/28/13)
link to article Expertise from HMT West Coast Studies Expands to the Southeast US (06/14/13)
link to article HMT Spotlight: Meet Kelly Mahoney (05/31/13)
link to article HMT Develops Advanced Methods to Monitor Precipitation in the Russian River Basin (05/24/13)
link to article HMT Scientists Presented with California DWR Climate Science Service Award (05/10/13)
link to article HMT-WPC Winter Weather Experiment 2013 (05/03/13)
link to article Publication Notice: Mesoscale variations of the atmospheric snow-line over the northern Sierra Nevada: Multi-year statistics, case study, and mechanisms (04/26/13)
link to article State of Knowledge Workshop on Atmospheric Rivers (04/19/13)
link to article HMT Participates at 4th NOAA Testbed and 3rd NOAA GPM User Workshops (04/12/13)
link to article Planning Underway for NOAA's First Habitat Focus Area (04/05/13)
link to article A New Snow-Level Radar in Southern California Serves Dual Purposes (03/15/13)
link to article Four Coastal Atmospheric River Observatories to be Installed Along Central California Coast (03/08/13)
link to article New Study Finds Dust and Biological Particles Traveling from Sahara and Asia Influence Precipitation on West Coast (02/28/13)
link to article Publication Notice: Measurements of heavy convective rainfall in presence of hail in flood-prone areas using an X-band polarimetric radar (02/15/13)
link to article HMT-West Transition Project Report Released (02/01/13)
link to article Publication Notice: Radar-Based Quantitative Precipitation Estimation for the Cool Season in Complex Terrain: Case Studies from HMT (01/25/13)
link to article HMT at the 93rd Annual AMS meeting in Austin, TX (01/18/13)
link to article HMT Welcomes Jessie Creamean (01/11/13)