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Critical Fire Weather Threats will Expand Across Central and Southern Coastal Mountains in California

Damaging offshore winds may down trees and power lines and fire weather threats across much of California. Critical fire weather threats are expected in the central and southern coastal ranges. Heavy snow is continuing in the Great Lakes, and will develop in the Central and Southern Rockies. High winds and heavy snow is occurring for parts of Alaska. Heavy rain in Hawaii will continue. Read More >

Management Team

  Pat Vesper Meteorologist in Charge
  Amber Hluchan 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
  Matthew Johnson  
  Scott Kleebauer  
  Julie Phillipson Social Media Focal
  Matt Salerno Assistant Climate Focal, Graphics Focal
  Michelle Schuldt Storm Data, Severe Weather
  Sam Zuber  


Observation Program Leader 

  Colleen Rhea Observation Program Leader


Information Technology Officer/Electronic Technicians

  Greg Jackson Information Technology Officer
  Kristopher Harrison Radar Technician