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Monsoonal Moisture Persists Across the Southwest; Heat Remains for the South and West Coast

Persistent monsoonal moisture will affect portions of the four corners region that might generate isolated flooding, especially near burn scars. Heat persists across the South, including the middle and lower Mississippi River Valley, while temperatures also climb for much of the west coast. 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