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Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding Threats Continue Saturday in the Plains and Midwest; Hot Holiday for the Southeast

Another day with severe storms, some significant with very large hail and tornadoes, and very heavy rain are expected through Saturday across the Plains and Midwest. In the Ohio Valley, isolated severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail is possible. Heavy rain may produce flooding for the interior Northeast and in the northern California mountains. Building heat wave in the Southeast 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. His permanent position is as 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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