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NWS Director: IFC is a ‘Tremendous Asset’

Posted on October 13th, 2014
Photo courtesy of NOAA

Photo courtesy of NOAA

The Iowa Flood Center welcomed National Weather Service Director Louis W. Uccellini and members of his staff for a visit Oct. 14–15. Leaders of the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) and National Weather Service (NWS) discussed the ways the organizations can partner to provide better service for Iowa and the nation. Uccellini called the Iowa Flood Center ‘a tremendous asset.’

“This is an important visit for both organizations,” says IFC Director Witold Krajewski. “It’s an opportunity for us to learn about the NWS’ vision for the future, for NWS staff to see IFC’s novel tools first-hand, and to explore how we might work together to advance our respective missions.”

Dr. Uccellini’s presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m. was titled “Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Advancing the NWS Hydrology Program.”  He described how the NWS is leading the charge to make communities ready, responsive, and resilient to hazardous weather.

Following Dr. Uccellini’s appearance, Dr. Don Cline, Acting Director NWS Office of Hydrologic Development, presented “Environmental Intelligence: Water 1.0 — The National Water Center and the Transformation of NOAA’s Water Prediction Services.”

After the presentations, Dr. Uccellini and Dr. Cline answered questions.


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