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Heavy Rainfall Across Portions Of Gulf Coast States This Week

Abundant moisture will interact with a stalled front in the Gulf of Mexico this week to generate locally heavy rainfall across the Gulf Coast region. This activity will be bolstered mid-late week by remnants of Willa, currently in the eastern Pacific. This surge of moisture could bring widespread flood concerns to the region given the prolonged period of wet weather. Read More >





David L. Michaud
Director, Office of Central Processing

NOAA’s National Weather Service


Mr. David L. Michaud is currently the Director of the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Office of Central Processing. In this position, he is responsible for managing NWS central processing systems ensuring the uninterrupted flow of information from the collection of observations to central guidance production to local applications of all essential weather and climate data products, and continuity of public watches and warnings. Mr. Michaud provides strategic direction and manages the allocation of resources for the Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System, the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System, hydrology information technology initiatives, and the information technology infrastructure supporting NWS national centers and field operations.

Mr. Michaud has served at NOAA for over 20 years. Previously he was the Deputy Director of High Performance Computing and Communications for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), responsible for the management, coordination, and integration of NOAA’s high performance computing, enterprise network infrastructure services, and information technology research and development. Mr. Michaud served as NOAA’s Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer for a short period in 2014. He was the Senior Production Analyst for the NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction where he was responsible for the management and operation of its numerical weather prediction suite of models running on NOAA’s operational supercomputers producing millions of public products daily.

Mr. Michaud earned a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University and began his career with NOAA working day-to-day operations within multiple NWS Forecast Offices.

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