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Very Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Powerful Winds in the Northeast

A powerful weather system combined with a lack of ice on the Great Lakes will produce significant amounts of snow, up to 3 to 4 feet in places, and blizzard conditions. Travel may be difficult to impossible. Cold air behind this front will bring below normal temperatures to the eastern third of the U.S., including potential for freezing overnight temperatures in Florida. Read More >

Office Staff

Wayne Ruff
Senior Forecaster

NWS Employee Since: 1988

NWS Norman Employee Since: 1993

B.S. Mathematics, University of Oklahoma - 1985
M.S. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma - 1988

Previous NWS Offices/Experience:
WSO Rapid City, SD, 1988-89, Meteorologist Intern
WSFO Topeka, Kansas, 1989-90, Forecaster
WSFO Denver, Colorado, 1990-93, Forecaster
WSFO Norman, Oklahoma, 1993-95 as Risk Reduction Manager, after 1995 as Senior Forecaster

NWS Interests: PC applications manager, and LAN support.

Personal Interests: cycling, backpacking, photography, classical music, and youth leader and counselor.