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Heavy Rain, Flooding Possible From Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will spread heavy rain into the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys today - and into the Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic tonight. Flash flooding is possible in these areas. Strong to severe thunderstorms are also possible in these areas. Flash flooding is life threatening. Never drive your car across flooded roadways. Read More >

Thomas Graziano

The NWC conducts operational, development, and field support functions. The NWC operationally supports and delivers science-based, integrated, consistent, timely, reliable and accurate water resources monitoring, prediction and diagnostic information to the Nation. It operates and maintains numerical water resources analysis and forecast modeling and data assimilation systems in collaboration with National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), 13 regional NWS River Forecast Centers, Federal water partners, academia and stakeholders. NWC development functions focus on advancing the maturity and transitioning to field operations applied research (R2O) from within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), partner agencies, and academia, as well as supporting and improving core NWC operational capacity. The NWC coordinates, facilitates and integrates development activities across NWS River Forecast Centers. The NWC provide support services to regional and local field offices and others. In large scale and severe events, the NWC coordinates and communicates with field offices to ensure a common operating picture for all of the offices to work from, assists with media inquiries to provide a national perspective, provides maps and briefing materials, provides safety and awareness information, and prepares and delivers ad hoc data and related support services.

+Science and Engineering Development Division (ISED)

+Geo Intelligence Division (GID)

Edward Clark

GID provides centralized and consistent data services, geospatial analyses, and cartographic expertise to support science and engineering development, systems implementation, and water resources operations at local, regional, national and global scales. GID has both developmental and operational functions. It develops water-related geospatial data; actionable intelligence derived from data; geospatial software applications; maps and graphics; new products and product improvements; spatial discretization techniques; and analytical methods. It operates airborne survey systems for snow and soil moisture; geographic information systems; mapping and graphics software, systems and tools; databases, models and geo-statistical analysis software. It produces and maintains enterprise geospatial datasets, maps, atlases, graphics, documentation and geo-intelligence. GID supports NWC and field operations, external partners, customers and stakeholders, and corporate knowledge management.

+Social Intelligence Division (SID)

Peter Colohan

SID provides geographic and socioeconomic sector-specific water resources information, risk, impact and economic assessments and decision support services. It marshals local, regional, and national assets to ensure effective service delivery at all scales. SID has both developmental and operational functions. It develops relationships with partners and stakeholders; decision support services; analyses of impacts and risks; requirements for improved information and services; and training and education programs. It operates socioeconomic hazards and impacts databases, models and information systems. It produces economic analyses, impact analyses, risk assessments, legal and policy assessments, outreach materials and scientific publications. It maintains socioeconomic databases and requirements databases. SID supports community resiliency, NWC and field operations, external partners, customers and stakeholders, training and corporate knowledge management.

+Analysis and Prediction Division (APD)

Jon Roe (Acting)

APD integrates science, software, and data components into operational water resources prediction systems for local, regional, national and global implementation. ISED has both developmental and operational functions. It develops water-related integrated information systems and infrastructure, integrated models, modeling and data assimilation tools and systems, and integrated model calibrations and parameterizations. It operates numerical models, analytical tools, databases and information systems at national and global scales. It produces systems architecture and decision support products. It maintains systems, integrated models, databases, records and documents. APD supports NWC and field operations, web data and product dissemination, external partners, customers and stakeholders, and corporate knowledge management.