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Pesky East Coast Low; Powerful Storm Arriving in Alaska

A pesky, almost stationary, area of low pressure will continue to produce rain showers, gusty winds and coastal flooding in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a powerful storm is expected to impact northwest and west-central Alaska with a variety of hazards starting late Wednesday. 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.