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Dangerous Fire Weather Concerns In Southern California

A Santa Ana wind event is expected to impact southern California through late week into the weekend. These very gusty offshore winds combined with the extremely dry conditions will set the stage for critical to extremely critical fire weather concerns. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and show erratic behavior. Definitely a very dangerous situation the next couple of days. 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)