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Meteorologist Gary England welcomes you to the National Weather Center! Click on the link below to take a quick tour of our building and learn a bit more about the enterprise housed within our walls.NWC Welcome Video

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.

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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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Public Forum on Water Reuse

National Weather Center, Thu May 14, 6 pm

Announcing the Oklahoma Water Survey Public Forums on Water Reuse

 

Wastewater recycling, reclamation, and reuse may be options for many communities to augment their drinking water supplies, especially in areas where fresh water resources are limited.  These efforts could also be a tool to help achieve the goal set out under Oklahoma's "Water Act for 2060" - to use no more fresh water in 2060 than was used in 2010 while preserving Oklahoma's population growth and economic development goals.

 

The first public forum helped explain water quality and water quantity management practices in Oklahoma, the current regulatory environment for reuse of water resources, and a summary of these matters as they relate to the 2012 Update of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan as well as help lay the groundwork for the succeeding forums.

 

Forum 2 will explain where our drinking water comes from, where our wastewater goes, water supply and usage in developing countries, some basics on wastewater reuse and some actual case studies from N. Texas.

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2015 Biennale open through June 14, 2015

The National Weather Center Biennale is the first exhibition of its kind - an international juried exhibition presenting: Art's Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience. The 2015 exhibition is sponsored by the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, and the Norman Arts Council.

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Dr. Yoshi Sasaki

Dr. Yoshi Sasaki, 1927-2015

Dr. Yoshi Sasaki, Professor Emeritus and a founder in the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology, passed away on March 12, 2015. 

Dr. Sasaki earned a Ph.D. in Science from Tokyo University in 1955. Born in Akita, Japan in 1927, Dr. Sasaki emigrated to the United States after World War II. He moved to the University of Oklahoma in 1960, and helped start the meteorology program. 

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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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