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Heavy Rainfall And Flooding Threat Continues Over The Western Gulf Coast And Midwest; Excessive Heat Widespread Across The Desert Southwest

A slow moving disturbance will continue to generate rounds of rainfall across the western Gulf Coast from Texas to western Louisiana through Thursday. Flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas will be possible. Across the Desert Southwest, triple digit heat with highs exceeding 115 degrees will be possible over portions of southern California, Nevada, and Arizona through Saturday. Read More >

John E. Ogren


 

John E. Ogren
Chief Learning Officer (Acting), National Weather Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

John E. Ogren is the Chief Learning Officer (acting) for the National Weather Service (NWS). In this role, he is responsible for learning, training and development for all employees in the NWS including subjects including Science, Service, Electronics & IT and Employee Development. He oversees training staff located in Kansas City, MO, Norman, OK, and Boulder CO. He and his staff also works collaboratively with UCAR’s COMET program as well as Cooperative Institutes at the University of Wisconsin, Oklahoma University, and Colorado State University to provide training to the workforce.

In addition to training, John serves as the Team Lead for NOAA’s Central Region Collaboration Team. John provides leadership and guidance for a team of NOAA staff representing the central part of the US. The team works to collaborate internally, as well as externally, on numerous environmental projects and programs including Climate, Space Weather, Water quality and quantity issues, and customer coordination and collaboration.

Previously, he served at the Deputy Regional Director of the NWS Central Region, Meteorologist in Charge of the Weather Forecast Office in Indianapolis, IN, and Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) Program Manager at NWS Headquarters.  Other positions Ogren held within the NWS include WCM and General Forecaster in Wichita, KS and Met-Intern in Jackson, KY.

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