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Unsettled Weather In the West; Above Average Temperatures in the Central U.S.

A relatively quiet stretch of weather is expected across much of the Continental U.S. with the exception of the West Coast where rain and higher elevation snow will impact the Northwest and northern California through Tuesday. An elevated fire weather risk is expected in portions of the southern and central Plains. Record high temperatures are possible across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. 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.