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Heavy rain likely for portions of the Southeast on Friday

An area of low pressure in the northern Gulf of Mexico will bring several inches of rain to portions of the Southeast on Friday. Rain will be moderate to occasionally heavy at times and will make travel conditions difficult. Hardest hit areas are expected to be southern Alabama, southern Georgia and northern Florida where rainfall totals will range from 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts.
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NOAA predicts moderate flood potential in Midwest, elevated risk of ice jams; California and Southwest stuck with drought

According to NOAA's Spring Outlook released today, rivers in half of the continental United States are at minor or moderate risk of exceeding flood levels this spring with the highest threat in the southern Great Lakes region due to above-average snowpack and a deep layer of frozen ground. Additionally, drought is expected to continue in California and the Southwest.

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Aviation Weather Center to debut web page upgrades

The NWS Aviation Weather Center will roll out a design refresh of the center's www.AviationWeather.gov website on March 25, 2014. Users will be able to access and comment on the upgrade prior to full deployment.

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NWS Eastern Region Provides Decision Support for Super Bowl XLVIII

Amidst thousands of fans and a flurry of activity in the nation’s largest metropolitan area, the National Weather Service coordinated with emergency management operations for Super Bowl XLVIII, held February 2 at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.  The Super Bowl is designated as a National Special Security Event and as such, support by NWS is dictated by law [PDD 62; P.L. 106-544]. 

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The National "Turn Around Don't Drown" Program turns 10 years old in 2014

Flooding remains one of the top weather killers in the U.S., with the average number of annual fatalities totaling near 90. More than half of these fatalities are vehicle-related. The National Weather Service has been working to bring those numbers down and, for the past decade, has been doing so using its “Turn Around Don’t Drown” campaign, which is dedicated to teaching the public about flood safety.
 

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Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative Debuts

The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events. Ambassadors commit to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
 

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