WDTB Hosts Workshop; Rep. Fallin Drops By

WDTB_Group_w_FallinExperts from across the country met up at the NOAA/National Weather Service Warning Decision Training Branch (WDTB) recently for a workshop on Quasi-Linear Convective Systems. They spent several days discussing how to design and implement effective training to improve the forecast and detection of the hazards associated with these storms.

This topic will be a primary focus of this year’s Advanced Warning Operations Course developed by WDTB.  The course is released each year to effectively integrate the latest weather research into National Weather Service operations.

Workshop participants included forecasters and researchers from National Weather Service Forecast Offices, NWS Storm Prediction Center, NOAA/Oceanic and Atmospheric Research National Severe Storms Laboratory and the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS).

During the workshop, Congresswoman Mary Fallin (OK-5) stopped by while on a tour of the National Weather Center. Branch Chief Ed Mahoney showed Rep. Fallin the Forecaster Development Lab and explained the importance of WDTB’s mission to transfer knowledge into warning performance.