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Locally Heavy Rain and Snow Across Parts of the West Mid-Week

Heavy lower elevation rains and mountain snows are expected across northern California on Wednesday, as a storm system moves inland off the Pacific. This storm will spread heavy snows into the northern and central Rockies and portions of the High Plains late in the week. As it moves east, additional moderate to heavy rainfall is possible across parts of the already flooded Midwest by Friday. Read More >

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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:

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