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Situational Awareness Briefing

This page is provided to enhance Situational Awareness of current or forecast significant weather potential.

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 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOKS

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  River Forecast Information

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SIGNIFICANT FLOOD OUTLOOKS

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 EXCESSIVE QPF OUTLOOKS  

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Rainfall Amount Forecast

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Current River Levels Compared To Normal

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Soil Moisture Information

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Four - Eight - Twelve Inch Snowfall Probability Charts

 

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Day One - Eight Inch Snowfall Probability

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 Freezing Rain Probability Days One - Two - Three

 

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Severe Weather
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Mesoscale Discussion
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SPC Activity Chart

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SPC Mesoanalysis Chart

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Rainfall
Latest Local Hydrologic Outlook
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Day 1 rainfall outlook
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Day 4-5 rainfall outlook
Excessive Rainfall
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Winter
Heavy snow discussion
Snow Probability (4 inches or more)
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Day 1 snowfall outlook
Day 2
Day 2 snowfall outlook
Day 3
Day 3 snowfall outlook
Freezing Rain Probability (1/4 inch or more)
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Day 1 freezing rain outlook
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Day 2 freezing rain outlook
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Day 3 freezing rain outlook
Drought
Weekly Assessment Discussion
Seasonal Drought Outlook Discussion
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Fire Weather
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Day 1 fire outlook
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