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Heavy Rain and Snow Continues Across the Northwest; Wintry Mix Moving from the Midwest into the Northeast

A series of storms will continue to bring heavy rains and a flooding threat across portions of the Pacific Northwest coast into early this weekend, with heavy snows continuing across the mountains. Meanwhile, a slow-moving storm will continue the wintry mix and slick travel conditions in the Midwest and Great Lakes, before these conditions move into the interior Northeast early this weekend. 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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  • Identifying and promoting IDSS "best practices" throughout the WR field offices
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