2017-Nov-20 North American storm clusters could produce 80 percent more rain
Future storms will drop higher volumes of rain -- image of mesoscale convective system
Storm clusters known as mesoscale convective systems will pose a much greater flooding risk later this century in a warming climate.
2017-Nov-14 UCAR Congressional Briefing: Moving research to industry
 image from MPAS model
A panel of experts highlighted federally funded scientific advances that enable the growing weather industry to deliver targeted forecasts to consumers and businesses.
2017-Aug-25 NCAR|UCAR hurricane experts available to explain storm behavior, potential impacts
 satellite image of Hurricane Harvey (NASA)
The scientists are observing the potentially deadly storm and testing high-resolution computer models.
2017-Jun-21 UCAR collaboration with The Weather Company to improve weather forecasts worldwide
 MPAS simulation
The partnership will leverage the innovative MPAS software platform to advance the accuracy of forecasts with longer lead times.
2017-Jun-09 Offshore wind turbines vulnerable to Category 5 hurricane gusts
Offshore turbines
Offshore wind turbines built to current standards may not be able to withstand the powerful gusts of a Category 5 hurricane.
2016-Dec-05 Extreme downpours could increase fivefold across parts of the U.S.
 U.S. map shows expected increase in extreme precipitation during summer
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
Hurricane Patricia from space
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'
U.S. Drought Monitor map showing 2012 drought
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
Hurricane Matthew simulation by NCAR MPAS model
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
The snow accumulation forecast made by two ensemble members for a January storm
NCAR's ensemble forecasting system has become a favorite among professional weather forecasters and atmospheric researchers.