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Severe Thunderstorms in the South/Central Plains and Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms are forecast for the South/Central Plains and Mississippi Valley this afternoon and evening; with an enhanced threat, including a chance for tornadoes, in the ArkLaTex area. High fire danger caused by hot and dry conditions, and strong winds continue in the southern Plains; while an active weather pattern keeps conditions wet with heavy mountain snows out west. Read More >

Staff of Weather Forecast Office
Philadelphia/Mount Holly,NJ

Our dedicated staff serves many office functions. If you have any questions

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Administrative              Focal Point

Vacant Meteorologist-In-Charge 
Joe Miketta

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

Acting Meteorologist-In-Charge

Alan Cope Science and Operations Officer
Keith Pugh Electronic Systems Analyst
Scott Brinley Information Technology Officer
Raymond Kruzdlo Senior Service Hydrologist
Co-op Team Observing Program Leader
Vacant Administrative Assistant

Lead forecasters


Walter Drag Marine Weather 
Jared Klein Winter Weather and Training 
Sarah Johnson Decision Support Services (DSS)
Graphical Forecast Editor (GFE) 
Dean Iovino

Coastal Flooding 
Frost and Freeze

Flash Floods 

Mike Silva

Tropical Cyclone 

General Forecasters

Michael Gorse

Severe Weather 

Chad Shafer


Patrick O´Hara

Environmental Compliance 

Lee Robertson Fire Weather 
Space Weather 



Meteorological Interns

Valerie Meola


Social Media 

Mitchell Gaines   

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) 

Service Backup

Storm Data 

Lance Franck


 Assistant Climate 

 Excessive Heat

 Assistant Storm Data 


Electronics Technicians


Michael Conrad Radar, ASOS, NWR/CRS
John Morrill Radar, ASOS, NWR/CRS
Larry Robinson Radar, ASOS, NWR/CRS