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Stormy Weather in the Northwest; Fire Weather Threat Redeveloping in Southern California this Weekend

An active fall storm pattern in the Pacific Northwest is bringing heavy rain and high elevation snow to the region which will persist through this weekend. Strong winds associated with this system will bring a renewed period of critical fire weather to southern California later this weekend into next week. Read More >

Office Staff

Cheryl Sharpe
General Forecaster

NWS Employee Since: 1989

NWS Norman Employee Since: 1993

A.A.S. Data Processing Technology, Spoon River College, Canton, IL - 1979
B.A. Geography, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL - 1989
Summer Meteorology Course, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA - 1990

Previous NWS Offices/Experience:
Moline, Illinois, 1989
Alpena, Michigan, 1989-93

Previous non-NWS Experience:
Weather Specialist, USAF, Illinois & Nebraska - 1980-84
Programmer, Foster Farms, Livingston, CA - 1984-86

NWS Interests:
Public information (Web site articles, answering e-mail inquiries, etc.)
Web mark-up languages (XHTML, XML)
Computer programming (Python, PHP, JavaScript, Java, etc.)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Personal Interests:
Friends and relatives
Languages, especially English, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese
Nature: trails, zoos, nature parks, botanical gardens
Aviation (working on Private Pilot Certificate)