2018-Aug-14 Experts warn of mounting costs of hailstorms
Hailstones in a field
Scientists want to better understand and predict hailstorms, which cause more than $10 billion of damage yearly.
2018-Jul-24 Fanning the flames of megafires
 Researchers study links between small-scale winds and megafires
Detailed observations and modeling of a California megafire highlight the role of small-scale winds in driving a conflagration.
2018-Apr-17 Past tornado experience shapes perception of risk
A tornado in Oklahoma
People's past experiences with tornadoes inform how they approach this type of extreme weather in the future, including their perception of the risk.
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.