Predicting High Winds and Floods

Car in flooded underpass

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of rain and wind producing storms with measurable impacts on infrastructure, water resource management, warning communications, and public safety. These challenges can be mitigated by new multi-sensor, high-resolution sensing that can identify short-, medium-, and long-term risks and communicate these new kinds of risks effectively for public safety and economy.  Using a combination of nowcasting and machine learning methods, we are partnering with industry to combine high resolution pressure, temperature, and humidity fields with high-resolution radar data to provide geographically targeted forecasts of rain intensity and high winds.