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Jeffrey Cupo, OSD Chief (682-703-3709)
Lois Johnson, ASA (682-703-3760)
Fax: 817.978.4920

Meteorological Services Branch

The Meteorological Services Branch provides 32 Weather Forecast Offices, 7 Center Weather Service Units, and 2 specialized support organizations (the Spaceflight Meteorology Group and the Vicksburg WSO) with operational and administrative support for 11 forecast and warning program areas, outreach and storm/tsunami ready programs, product dissemination, decision support services, and observations (upper air and marine).

Meteorological Services Branch Personnel Phone
Tim Oram Branch Chief 682-703-3705
Paul Witsaman Sector Services Program Manager 682-703-3707
Walt Zaleski Warning and Outreach Services Program Manager 682-703-3716
Melinda Bailey Communications / Dissemination Services Program Manager 682-703-3770
Chris McKinney Impact-based Decision Support Services Program Manager 682-703-3712


Hydrologic Services Branch

The SR Hydrology program works to provide high quality impact-based hydrologic information, forecasts, and warnings across the full spectrum of hydrologic hazards, in a consistent format and delivery method to allow decision makers and customers to take appropriate action to save life and property in a predictable manner.

 Hydrologic Services Branch Personnel Phone
Jason Johnson Branch Chief 682-703-3721
Paul Mckee Hydrologic Services Program Manager 682-703-3720


Climate Services Branch

 Climate Services Branch Personnel Phone
Victor Murphy Climate and COOP Services Program Manager 682-703-3730


OSD Links

NEW: SR Weather Critiera

National Data Buoy Center
Marine Forecasts
Mariners Weather Log

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR)

Aviation Weather Center

Fire Weather Outlooks
Fire Weather Forecasts

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
U.S. Drought Portal
Southeast Regional Climate Center
Southern Regional Climate Center
National River Observations and Forecasts
National Observed Precipitation
Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts

Flood Safety
Education and Outreach Materials
Turn Around Don't Drown
High Water Mark Project

US Geological Survey (USGS)
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Association of State Dam Safety Officials