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Summer Heat for the West; Monsoonal Moisture Continues for Southwest and Southern Rockies

Summer heat will continue for areas of the west coast where high temperatures may approach or exceed the century mark. Monsoonal moisture along with the threat of flash flooding continues over parts of the Southwest and southern Rockies through Tuesday. Further east, a cold front is expected to bring a break to the heat as showers and thunderstorms are forecast from New England to the Gulf Coast. Read More >

Benjie Spencer


The Chief Engineer provides end-to-end system engineering oversight, assesses risks from a systems engineering perspective, and ensures the application of consistent engineering standards and processes, project management, and system requirements management. The Chief Engineer also oversees systems development, configuration management, safety/environmental compliance, establishes engineering procedures and directives, and conducts independent operational testing and evaluation, engineering assessments, and engineering reviews. In addition, the position represents NWS with the NOAA Spectrum Office, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the protection of NWS systems from radio interference domestically and internationally. Finally, the Chief Engineer represents NWS on joint NWS/National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) teams, ensuring satellite products are verified and validated for use by Weather Forecast Offices and Centers.