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Severe thunderstorm east of Denver, 5/21/14
September 23, 2014
Founded on an NCAR-based research model, the new High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model will transform how the National Weather Service predicts short-range weather threats.
Forecasts of long-lived wildfires: June 2010 fire in Great Sand Dunes National Park
November 14, 2013
Using new satellite data, scientists have developed a technique that may produce continually updated, 24-hour predictions of wildfire growth throughout the lifetime of long-lived blazes.
Supercomputer visualization of Hurricane Sandy, including near-surface winds and radar reflectivity
October 01, 2013
Though Hurricane Sandy struck almost a year ago, the fearsome cyclone lives on within the circuits of supercomputers that are replicating its unusual evolution and track.
April 03, 2013
A diversity of science by researchers at NCAR and across the university community is emerging from the new system.
Predicting snowstorms: Accumulations from blizzard photographed on February 9, 2013, in Billerica, Massachusetts
March 04, 2013
A major winter storm is threatening the Washington, D.C., area this week, on the heels of record-setting snowfalls and blizzard conditions in several parts of the United States last month. Are these onslaughts catching people off guard?
Derecho of June 29, 2012
July 02, 2012
A thunderstorm complex that toppled trees and knocked out power from Illinois to the Delaware coast brought to light a weather term with an obscure but intriguing history.

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