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Areas Of Locally Heavy Snow And Rain Today

A strong low pressure system over the Great Lakes will produce locally heavy snow and rain, before reaching eastern Canada by tomorrow morning. Heavy snow is expected across the Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes with the arrival of an Arctic air mass, while locally heavy rain is possible along and ahead of the associated cold front over the eastern Ohio Valley and southeastern New England. 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:

  • 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