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Fire Weather Concerns for Parts of California; Cool Temperatures for Much of the Midwest and East

Hot and dry conditions will continue through Friday across portions of California, resulting in critical fire weather conditions. Poor air quality will also persist over the West Coast and Plains due to wildfire smoke. Elsewhere, much of the Midwest and eastern U.S. will experience cool weather into Saturday. Heavy rainfall will result in some flooding concerns over South Florida. Read More >

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Rick Smith
Warning Coordination Meteorologist


Rick Smith is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Norman Forecast Office. He manages NWS Norman’s hazardous weather preparedness, outreach and education activities for the office’s 56 county area of responsibility. Rick and the NWS Norman staff work closely with the media, emergency managers and other state, county, tribal and local government officials to ensure that communities in central and western Oklahoma and western north Texas are ready when hazardous weather threatens.

Rick has been a meteorologist with the National Weather Service since 1992, working at offices in Memphis, Tennessee, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Fort Worth, Texas before coming to Norman in 2002.