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Heavy Rainfall for Portions of Coastal Texas; Fire Weather Concerns for Alaska

A tropical disturbance off the Texas coast will bring the threat for some heavy rainfall through Friday. Meanwhile, monsoonal moisture flows into the Southwest and southern Rockies where flash flood threat will increase. Severe thunderstorms are expected across the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes today. Dry and warm conditions for interior Alaska as fire weather concerns continue. 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