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Tracking a Strong Cold Front Crossing the Central to Eastern States into the Weekend

A strong cold front travels across the Plains Friday, Great Lakes to Gulf Coast Saturday, then arrives at the East Coast on Sunday with areas of showers and storms expected. Cold high pressure in the wake of the front will bring areas of gusty winds and snow to the Rockies and Northern Plains Friday into Saturday. Severe thunderstorms will be possible late Saturday from east Texas into the South. Read More >

Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) Applications

The NWS Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) infrastructure hosts NWS applications and is operated by NCEP Central Operations (NCO) at on-premises data centers. Application requirements and release prioritization are developed through the NWS Office of Dissemination.


  1. Tier 1 operational support (24/7/365) is provided by NCO Operational Monitoring Branch (
  2. Tier 2 application onboarding and support is provided by the NCO Implementation & Data Services Branch Onboarding Team
  3. Tier 3 application developer support is provided by each application's development organization (DevOrgs) as needed