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Remaining Unsettled in the Northwest; Storm Lingering across northern New England

A series of Pacific storms will bring heavy rain to coastal areas and heavy snow to the mountains of the Northwest U.S. through the upcoming week. Localized flash and river flooding may be possible. Across northern New England, a lingering wintry mix will continue behind a departing storm system, before drier conditions move in by Monday. Read More >

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Mission

  • Improve NWS services and DSS through the integration of improved science, data and new technology into operations.
  • Foster improved professional development and training program at the Forecast Offices.
  • Anticipate and plan for future needs - emphasis on NWS WRN Strategic Goals and GPRA goals as it relates to unique western U.S. forecast issues


Current Priorities

  • Service Improvement through feedback from Gridded Verification
  • Improving Hydrologic Services
  • Improving DSS
    • Forecaster Confidence and make better use of new guidance tools
    • Improve Lead time and objectively identify storm impacts
  • Science and Training
    • Dual-Pol & AWIPS-2
    • Supporting SOO/DOH program