Monday, December 18, 2017

The Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) helps improve weather forecast information and products for the Nation by supporting high-impact weather and air quality research that ultimately leads to improvements in NOAA's operational forecasts that help save lives and reduce property damage.

OWAQ supports research conducted by NOAA scientists and partners that focus on high-impact weather and air quality research, including hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, heavy precipitation, and air pollution, and the social science associated with how the Public processes this information and reacts. 

To make holistic advances, OWAQ-supported research includes collecting and analyzing observations to improve the understanding of high-impact weather events, improving numerical weather and air quality forecast models, research to improve understanding of atmospheric processes associated with high-impact weather and air quality events, and forecasting and analysis techniques to improve operational forecasts.

Friday, October 9, 2015

NOAA Awards $5.7 Million to Improve Hazardous Weather Forecasts

Research to focus on improved prediction of tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, snow

Friday, January 30, 2015

NOAA’s Investments in Weather Models and Partnerships Paying Off

Early improvements effective in forecasting recent Nor’easter; future forecast model upgrades planned


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

OWAQ’s Kim Klockow Appears on TWC’s "Wx Geeks"


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

OWAQ Funded Researchers Present Findings at AGU and AMS Conferences

Monday, December 8, 2014

Funding Opportunity for Projects Supporting Hazardous Weather and Hydrometeorology Testbeds