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Western Storm Spreads East

A western storm will slowly spread accumulating snow into the Intermountain West and Rockies, while heavy snow persists across the southern Sierra-Nevada mountains. Locally heavy rain will be possible from parts of southeastern Arizona into western new Mexico. A strong Bering Sea storm will bring an accumulating wintry mix, coastal flooding and ice shoves to western Alaska. Read More >

     Science and Operations Officer 

The Science and Operations Officer (SOO) is the top research position at every field office.

The SOO's functions:

- Make sure the office personnel are trained and current on all weather, climate, forecasting, and system features 

- Responsible for all the latest science technologies and services are provided to the public, meteorologists, and Emergency Managers (EMs)

- Scheduling, recording and personnel for training and personal improvement

- Recruit new hires and new interns

- Fill in as a forecaster if needed


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