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Western Heat Wave Continues; Watching the Gulf of Mexico

A dangerous heat wave will continue to bring record temperatures to much of the West through this week. A tropical disturbance in the southwest Gulf of Mexico will likely form into a tropical depression late this week over the central or northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Heavy rain could begin to impact portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday. Read More >

NWS GSP Office Staff



  • Steve Wilkinson, Meteorologist in Charge (MIC)
  • Trisha Palmer, Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM)
  • Dr. William Martin, Science and Operations Officer (SOO)
  • Lee Huber, Electronics Systems Analyst (ESA)
  • Betty Swanson, Administrative Support Assistant (ASA)


Program Leaders

  • Joshua Palmer, Senior Service Hydrologist (SSH)
  • Angel Montanez, Information Technology Officer (ITO)
  • Chris Horne, Observing Program Leader (OPL)


Lead Meteorologists

  • Rodney Hinson (WSR-88D Focal Point, NWSEO Steward)
  • Harry Gerapetritis (GFE Focal Point)
  • Pat Moore (Case Study and Winter Weather Focal Point)
  • Justin Lane (Severe Weather, Storm Data/Verification, and GIS Focal Point, Webmaster, DSS Team)
  • Jake Wimberley (AWIPS Focal Point, DSS Team Leader)



  • Andrew Kimball (Tropical, Aviation, and Gridded Verification Focal Point)
  • Robbie Munroe (Shift Schedule, Office Newsletter, DSS Team)
  • Scott Krentz (Fire Weather Focal Point, Station Librarian)
  • Jeffrey Taylor (Climatology, Satellite, and Diversity/EEO Focal Point)
  • Clay Chaney (Social Media Focal Point, DSS Team)  
  • Ashley Pratt (Integrated Warning Team Focal Point, DSS Team)
  • Mike Rehnberg (DSS Team)
  • Vacant


Hydro Meteorological Technician

  • Doug Outlaw (Observations, Asst. Safety and Health, Coop QC & Supplies)


Electronics Technicians

  • Joe Figueiredo (Environmental Compliance Focal Point)
  • Craig Carpenter


Maintenance and Facilities

  • Brian Campbell, Regional Maintenance Specialist
  • John Clark, Facilities Engineering Technician