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Fire Weather in the West; Strong to Severe Storms in Southern Mid-Atlantic; Tropics off Florida and Southeast

Critical fire weather conditions will continue across the Inter-mountain West through the upcoming weekend, as Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches are in effect. Meanwhile, strong to severe storms w/ damaging winds and heavy rain likely in North Carolina and southern Virginia. Finally, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a broad area of low pressure in the Bahamas for development. 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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