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|2016-Dec-05||Extreme downpours could increase fivefold across parts of the U.S.||
At century's end, the number of summertime storms that produce extreme downpours could increase by more than 400 percent across parts of the United States.
|2016-Nov-01||High-res model captures explosive increase in hurricane strength||
An advanced version of the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF-ARW) accurately forecast Hurricane Patricia's rapid intensification when run at a high enough resolution.
|2016-Oct-18||Soil moisture, snowpack data could help predict 'flash droughts'||
New research suggests that "flash droughts" — like the one that unexpectedly gripped the Southern Rockies and Midwest in the summer of 2012 — could be predicted months in advance using soil moisture and snowpack data.
|2016-Oct-06||Advanced computer model focuses on Hurricane Matthew||
As Hurricane Matthew churns toward the southeastern U.S. coast, NCAR scientists study how well MPAS can predict it.
|2016-Jul-01||NCAR weather ensemble offers glimpse at forecasting's future||
NCAR's ensemble forecasting system has become a favorite among professional weather forecasters and atmospheric researchers.
|2016-May-18||Sizing up cyclones||
NCAR scientists have developed a new index for quantifying a hurricane's ability to cause destruction.
|2016-May-17||A 3D window into a tornado||
Scientists use advanced software to visualize details of the powerful storms.
|2016-Mar-24||Rising Voices melds indigenous, western science perspectives||
Hosted at NCAR, the program brings scientists and engineers together with Native American community members to build bonds and discuss ways to adapt to a changing climate.
|2016-Feb-26||NCAR weather modeling system aids Antarctic rescue effort||
The Antarctic-tuned system was used to get a specialized forecast for the LC-130 ski plane sent to rescue more than 30 people stranded at an Australian research station.
|2016-Feb-04||Southwest dries as wet weather systems become more rare||
The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the southwestern United States are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into a drier climate state.