The Spring Experiment

At the height of the spring severe weather season, the NOAA HWT hosts multiple experiments to evaluate the operational utility of new science, technology and products.

NSSL, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) and the Norman National Weather Service Forecast Office lead the effort.

The Spring Experiments are a unique opportunity for researchers and forecasters to work side-by-side to evaluate emerging research concepts and tools and participate in experimental forecast and warning generation exercises. Forecasters have direct access to the latest research developments and scientists gain the knowledge to formulate research strategies that will have practical benefits. This collaborative approach ensures an effective, two-way path between research and operations which ultimately improves NWS forecasts and warnings.

NSSL Video: The Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Experiment

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Operations Coordinator, Forecast Program
Adam Clark (NSSL)
Israel Jirak (SPC)
Operations Coordinator, Warning Program
Gabe Garfield

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