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Critical Fire Weather Threats in California; Persistent Heavy Rain in Texas

Strong offshore Santa Ana winds will continue to produce critical fire weather threats in southern California. Gusty winds will continue for portions of northern California where elevated-to-critical fire weather threats can be expected. Meanwhile, heavy rain keeps falling in Texas with potential for excessive rains and flash flooding continuing. Read More >

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 Systems and Facilities Division (SFD)

                                                           

The Systems and Facilities Division (SFD) manages the operations and maintenance of the various systems and facilities which support the NWS Western Region weather enterprise. Examples include Doppler Radar (WSR-88D), Automated Surface Observing Systems (ASOS), NOAA Weather Radio (NWR), Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), local and wide area networks, buildings, grounds, and towers, just to name a few.

Major Programmatic areas include:

  • Information Technology
  • Information Security
  • Web design
  • Electronics
  • Facilities
  • Communications
  • Environmental & Safety