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June 24, 2020 -  NWS Enhances Weather Warnings on the Go!
If your phone has ever alerted you to severe weather in your vicinity by giving off a blaring alarm followed by a text message then you, like many others, have received a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA). 

June 23, 2020 -  Lightning Survivor Story of Scott Knudsen
Just ahead of lightning safety awareness week, we caught up with Scott Knudsen. He is a lightning survivor, 5th generation Texas cowboy and inspirational speaker. In 2005, his life flashed before his eyes after being struck by lightning, despite the clear blue skies above him. 

June 11, 2020 -  NWS Proposes Major Changes to Watch, Warning and Advisory System
There may have been a time that you realized a Watch, Warning, or Advisory was issued for your area -- informing you of expected weather and/or water hazards. If you were unsure how to respond when this happened, then you are not alone.

June 8, 2020 - Adria Schneck Selected as new NCEP Deputy Director
NOAA has selected Adria Schneck as the new deputy director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. NCEP oversees all national forecast products for weather and climate, including specialized forecast centers like the National Hurricane Center and Storm Prediction Center.