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Disturbance Along South Carolina Coast; Severe Storms in Central U.S.; Heat Concerns in the Northeast and Southern Plains

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure along the coast of South Carolina for tropical or subtropical development. Heavy rain, flooding, and gusty winds are possible along coastal sections of the Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast the next dew days. Severe storms are likely today across the Upper Midwest and Central Plains. Read More >

Maximum temperatures throughout Central California this afternoon will be around five degrees higher than Tuesday, resulting in near normal highs for this time of the year. Widespread triple digit heat will occur across the San Joaquin Valley, West Side Hills, and Kern County desert on Thursday afternoon. High temperatures across Central California Thursday afternoon will be around five degrees above normal for this time of year. A little further warming is expected into the weekend.
Rivers and streams remain cold and continue to move fast! Fifteen to twenty minutes of exposure to cold water can lead to hypothermia. Swift currents can carry experienced swimmers into rocks, trees, and other vegetation in the river channel, which can lead to drowning or a water rescue. Play it safe and avoid venturing into rivers.


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San Joaquin Valley Office Personnel

Meteorologist-in-Charge (MIC)

Jerald Meadows
Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM), Acting Meteorologist-in-Charge, Skywarn Focal Point

Kristian Mattarochia
Science and Operations Officer (SOO)

Mike Brittain
Electronic Systems Analyst (ESA), Office LAN Focal Point


Jim Bentzien
Information Technology Officer (ITO), AWIPS Focal Point

Terry Johnson
Administrative Support Assistant (Secretary), Library Focal Point, Environmental Focal Point


Jim Andersen
Union Steward, Cooperative Program Manager (CPM)

Jim Bagnall
GHG Focal Point, Satellite Focal Point

Jeff Barlow
Office Safety Focal Point, Backup Operations Focal Point

Cindy Bean
Fire Weather Focal Point

Andrew Bollenbacher
GIS Focal Point, Dobson Ozone Observations

James Dudley
IFPS Focal Point, Incident Meteorologist

Kevin Durfee
Hydrology Focal Point

Daniel Harty
NOAA Weather Radio Focal Point, Incident Meteorologist

Colin McKellar
CoCorahs Focal Point

Carlos Molina
Aviation Focal Point, Diversity Focal Point

Brian Ochs
Climate Focal Point, Storm Spotter Newsletter Focal Point

William South
Social Media Focal Point, Weather Story Focal Point

David Spector
Webmaster, Internet Focal Point, Storm Data Focal Point

Modesto Vasquez
Radar Focal Point, Spanish Page Webmaster

Hydro-Meterological Technicians (HMTs)

Operations Program Leader

Electronic Technicians and Maintenance Personnel (They keep the equipment running)

Marc Ganey
Electronic Technician (ET)

Tim Johnson
Electronic Technician (ET)


Student Trainees

Craig Kenison
Student Trainee

John Holder
Student Trainee