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Significant Weather Hazards from Storms on the West coast and in the Mississippi Valley

A powerful West Coast storm is likely to produce areas of heavy rain with life-threatening flash flooding, especially on burn scars, high winds, and significant waves along the coast. Scattered severe storms capable of damaging winds gusts, isolated large hail, and tornadoes, including larger tornadoes EF-2 or greater is expected in parts of the Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley. Read More >

Brian Gross



Brian Gross
Director, Environmental Modelling Center
National Weather Service (NWS)

Brian Gross is the Director of the Environmental Modeling Center at the National Weather Service (read the full announcement). Previously, he was the Deputy Director of NOAA's High Performance Computing and Communications office in NOAA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer. Prior to that, Dr. Gross was the Deputy Director of NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory for 13 years. He has also served as head of GFDL’s software development group and as a research scientist there, modeling weather and climate with an emphasis on storm tracks. Before joining GFDL, Brian earned a doctorate in atmospheric science from the University of Colorado and was a Research Associate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, then a Visiting Scientist in Princeton University’s Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. 

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