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Research is a hallmark of the National Weather Center. From national research organizations such as the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory to academic researchers from multiple disciplines, the National Weather Center remains at the forefront of innovation and critical discovery in the field of meteorology.


Tours of the National Weather Center are offered to schools, groups and individuals at no cost. Reservations are required and tours fill up quickly so check the tour schedule for availability and more details.

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The National Weather Center Library supports the research and education of all entities in the National Weather Center and the students of the University of Oklahoma. Students, faculty, staff and other members of the National Weather Center have access to numerous databases of information including both OU and NOAA Libraries.

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Multiple organizations within the National Weather Center forecast weather for areas throughout the country, including our location in Norman, Oklahoma. You can get your latest forecast through our current weather page or by clicking below.

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NSSL Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Research and Innovation

The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a variety of events. The impact NSSL has had on the weather industry is incredible ranging from advancement of the Doppler radar system to development of mobile radar in partnership with OU. A detailed timeline of major NSSL accomplishments during its 50 years can be found on the NSSL website.

NSSL 50th Anniversary

NWC Biennale

National Weather Center Biennale Call For Entries Open!

The National Weather Center Biennale is the first exhibition of its kind - a national juried exhibition presenting art's window on the impact of weather on the human experience. Registration is now open and the call for entries had been extended through December 19, 2014. Visit the National Weather Center Biennale website for more details on acceptable artwork for consideration.

Biennale Website


Flying Cow Cafe

The Flying Cow Cafe is located on the first floor of the National Weather Center and is open from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. A delicious selection of breakfast and lunch items await you at "the Cow." Come join us during your visit to the National Weather Center!

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Doppler Depot

The Doppler Depot is an online retail shop, with a physical location within the National Weather Center. Whether you are in need of a t-shirt, travel mug or pet tornado, the Doppler Depot has all your National Weather Center items! Find the perfect gift for your weather enthusiast!

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