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Cold, Wintry Blast to Impact the Eastern States; Air Quality Issues Continue in the Northwest

The Arctic Storm that has impacted the Central U.S. will now move into the East with the potential for record cold temperatures, gusty winds, and widespread areas of snow or rain and snow mixed. Heavy lake effect snows will continue for some Great Lakes areas. Meanwhile, in the West, record warmth continues; and stagnant air remains entrenched in the Northwest. Read More >

Management Team

  Pat Vesper Meteorologist in Charge
  Vacant Warning Coordination Meteorologist
  Brian Curran Science & Operations Officer
  Vacant Administrative Assistant
  Charles Yaws Electronic Systems Analyst


Lead Meteorologists

  Doug Cain Remote Sensing, Aviation, Public Program
  James Deberry Hydrology
  David Hennig AWIPS, Verification, Winter Weather
  Rick Hluchan Webmaster, Radar, Diversity
  Gregory Murdoch Fire Weather (IMET)



  Jack Ciccone Co-webmaster, Climatology
  Amber Hluchan WCM Assistant/Social Media/Diversity
  Scott Kleebauer  
  Julie Phillipson Social Media Focal
  Matt Salerno Assistant Climate Focal, Graphics Focal
  Michelle Schuldt Storm Data, Severe Weather


Observation Program Leader 

  Colleen Rhea Observation Program Leader


Information Technology Officer/Electronic Technicians

  Greg Jackson Information Technology Officer
  Kristopher Harrison Radar Technician
  Danny Reed ASOS Technician