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Severe Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain for the South-Central U.S.

Severe thunderstorms capable of very large hail, damaging wind, and a couple of tornadoes will be possible Monday afternoon into the night from portions of the central and southern High Plains into southwest Texas. A heavy rain event with flooding is expected in the southern Plains into western Arkansas through the end of the week. Read More >

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NWS Marquette Aviation Forecast Program

    Weather forecasting for aviation is an extremely challenging and important aspect of the NWS mission. Aviation weather forecasts are used in planning and executing over 100,000 flights in the United States every day. The tremendous impact of weather conditions on takeoff and landing operations requires that forecasts always be as specific and timely as possible.

The primary duties of the aviation forecaster at NWS Marquette include:

  1. Maintaining a continuous weather watch across Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
  2. Issuing regularly scheduled aviation forecasts.
  3. Amending aviation forecasts in response to anticipated changes in meteorological conditions which may impact aviation.
 

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