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Hazardous Heat Expanding into the Central and Eastern U.S.; Severe Thunderstorms in the Northern Plains into the Upper Mississippi Valley

Hazardous heat will expand in coverage over portions of the central and eastern U.S. into next week. Confidence is increasing in dangerous, potentially deadly heat, particularly for urban areas in the Southeast and East Coast beginning Monday. Multiple clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms are possible across portions of the Northern Plains into the Upper Mississippi Valley this weekend. Read More >

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 Operations and Decision Support Division (ODSD)

                                                           

The WR Operations and Decision Support Division (ODSD) is focused on supporting the hydrometeorological operations of the WR field offices and assisting in the evolution of operations toward an IDSS focus. The ODSD mission is to promote and implement IDSS for weather and water dependent events that significantly affect people, their livelihoods and the economy throughout WR. The ODSD meets its mission by:

  • Developing a vision for the consistent implementation of IDSS throughout the Region
  • Identifying and promoting IDSS "best practices" throughout the WR field offices
  • Managing and operating the WR Regional Operations Center
  • Cultivating regional partners and identifying their weather-dependent information needs
  • Implementing new tools and techniques which support the provision of IDSS by all WR field offices