This image show radar-indicated swaths of hail from the May 20, 2013 Oklahoma-Moore tornado in the left panel, and, in the right panel, swaths of hail predicted by the ensemble computer forecasts.
CREDIT University of Oklahoma

New tools for predicting severe hail storms

While climate models tend to be open-ended and impossible to verify for the future they predict until the future becomes the measured present, weather models can and have been verified, and they keep getting better. Here is one such example. NSF-supported research at the University of Oklahoma uses supercomputers and simulations to improve storm forecasts…

Children just aren’t going to know what hail is…

Source of title inspiration here From NOAA Headquarters. Colorado mountain hail may disappear in a warmer future NOAA-led study shows less hail, more rain in region’s future, with possible increase in flood risk Summertime hail could all but disappear from the eastern flank of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains by 2070, according to a new modeling study…