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NSSL to Forecast New Watches and Warnings

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In some places talking about the weather is considered mundane, but in Oklahoma as we approach spring’s severe storm season, understanding the weather can be a matter of life and death.

The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), located in Norman’s National Weather Center, is working to modernize our country’s 50-year-old system of severe weather “watches” and “warnings” through a program called FACETs.

Using technological advancements and social science, they are creating the next-generation severe weather watch and warning framework to be modern, flexible and designed to communicate clear and simple hazardous weather information to the public.

Chip Carter, Jones PR

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