Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats (FACETs)

The Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats (FACETs) program, which supports multiple-hazard research across severe weather tropical cyclones, precipitation extremes, air quality, flash flooding, hydroclimate extremes, and other hazards, supports NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation Initiative to build community natural hazard resilience. FACETs is a natural hazard forecasting program that seeks societal benefit through the forecasting and communication of probabilistic hazardous weather, water, and climate information. The FACETs paradigm for severe weather is our most mature research to date that is developing a next-generation severe weather watch and warning framework that is modern, flexible, and designed to communicate clear and simple hazardous weather information that serves the public.

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Research highlight: FACETs conducted a baseline study of public responsiveness to tornado warnings gaining insights into warning reception, comprehension, and response by time of day and situation.

National Oceanic and Atmopsheric Administration Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI) National Earth System Prediction Capability (National ESPC) Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) Social Science Program Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Testbed and Air Quality Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 (the Weather Act) Weather Research Observations Disaster Related Appropriation Supplemental (DRAS)
OWAQ: Supporting world-class research to advance timely and accurate weather information