Experimental Warning Program

TAKE PART IN 2022 ACTIVITIES!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed activities are virtual.

NOAA FORECASTERS:
Winter 2022 Experiments (.pdf, updated 4 Oct 2021)

EMERGENCY MANAGERS:
Brief Vulnerability Overview Tool Experiment (.pdf, updated 4 Oct 2021)

The Experimental Warning Program (EWP) is a part of the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The HWT EWP mission is to improve the nation's hazardous weather warning services by bringing together forecasters, researchers, trainers, technology specialists, and other stakeholders to test and evaluate new techniques, applications, observing platforms, and technologies.

The annual Spring Experiment provides forecasters with a first-hand look at the latest research concepts and products, and immerses research scientists in the challenges, needs, and constraints of front-line forecasters. The EWP helps transition severe weather research and technology to improve the Weather Forecast Office’s severe weather warnings for hail, wind, and tornadoes. The EWP tests research concepts and technology specifically aimed at short-fused warnings of severe convective weather.