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Extremely Dangerous Heat in the Western U.S. through Saturday; Heat Spreads East into Next Week

Extremely dangerous heat continues in the Western U.S. through Saturday with widespread Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories. Hazardous heat will expand over much of the central and eastern U.S. late this weekend into next week. Confidence is increasing in extremely dangerous heat, particularly for urban areas in the Southeast and East Coast beginning 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