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Moderating Temperatures for the Eastern Two-Thirds of the Country; Approaching Storm for the West

Unseasonably warm temperatures for the Plains and Midwest will spread eastward through Sunday as a weak clipper system will bring some rain and snow showers from the Great Lakes to the Northeast. A storm approaching the west coast is expected to bring strong winds, lower elevation rain and heavy mountain snow. Unsettled weather conditions linger for the western islands of Hawaii into Sunday. Read More >

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Mission

  • Improve NWS services and DSS through the integration of improved science, data and new technology into operations.
  • Foster improved professional development and training program at the Forecast Offices.
  • Anticipate and plan for future needs - emphasis on NWS WRN Strategic Goals and GPRA goals as it relates to unique western U.S. forecast issues


Current Priorities

  • Service Improvement through feedback from Gridded Verification
  • Improving Hydrologic Services
  • Improving DSS
    • Forecaster Confidence and make better use of new guidance tools
    • Improve Lead time and objectively identify storm impacts
  • Science and Training
    • Dual-Pol & AWIPS-2
    • Supporting SOO/DOH program