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An Active Weather Wednesday

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday in parts of the Ohio Valley, Upper Mississippi Valley and south-central Plains. These storms may produce heavy rain and flooding in the Ohio Valley. Meanwhile, a strong cold front will sweep through the Northwest U.S. with rain, mountain snow and high winds. Finally, heat and record high temperatures are likely across the Southern U.S. Read More >

AWIPS Workstation
Picture of an AWIPS Workstation
Pictured: Meteorologist Jon O'Brien using a typical AWIPS workstation
The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) is a technologically advanced information processing, display, and telecommunications system that is the cornerstone of the National Weather Service modernization and restructuring. AWIPS is an interactive computer system that integrates all meteorological and hydrological data with satellite and radar imagery. This helps the forecaster prepare and issue more accurate and timely forecasts and warnings. A total of eight AWIPS workstations can be found throughout the office, with one located in the conference room.