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Wet Pattern Out West; Wintry Weather in Central U.S. headed into the Northeast

A series of weather warm weather systems will produce rain, heavy at times, which when combined with high snow levels, could lead to flooding and flash floods across northern California and the Pacific Northwest. A slow moving system will spread wintry conditions towards the Appalachians and Northeast, with areas of heavy rain into the Mid-Atlantic. Read More >

Office Staff

Cheryl Sharpe
General Forecaster

NWS Employee Since: 1989

NWS Norman Employee Since: 1993

A.A.S. Data Processing Technology, Spoon River College, Canton, IL - 1979
B.A. Geography, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL - 1989
Summer Meteorology Course, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA - 1990

Previous NWS Offices/Experience:
Moline, Illinois, 1989
Alpena, Michigan, 1989-93

Previous non-NWS Experience:
Weather Specialist, USAF, Illinois & Nebraska - 1980-84
Programmer, Foster Farms, Livingston, CA - 1984-86

NWS Interests:
Public information (Web site articles, answering e-mail inquiries, etc.)
Web mark-up languages (XHTML, XML)
Computer programming (Python, PHP, JavaScript, Java, etc.)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Personal Interests:
Friends and relatives
Languages, especially English, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese
Nature: trails, zoos, nature parks, botanical gardens
Aviation (working on Private Pilot Certificate)