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Critical Fire Weather in the Southwest; Well Above Normal Temperatures in the Northern Plains

A low pressure system off southern California will bring dry and windy conditions across Arizona today supporting critical fire weather. Southerly winds will allow the northern Plains to continue to see rather mild temperatures with highs nearing or exceeding 60 degrees over the next several days, about 20-30 degrees above average. 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)