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Heavy Rainfall And Severe Weather Potential Continues From The Plains To The Mississippi Valley; Dry Out West

A low pressure system over the Mississippi Valley may yield heavy rainfall and flash flooding concerns through Friday. In addition, the threat for severe thunderstorms capable of damaging winds and large hail will continue. Fire threats remain high across parts of the West with hot and dry conditions expected. 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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