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Published on Dec 4, 2012
The focus topic for this webinar will be flash flooding. Presenters include Jeff Basara, Oklahoma Climate Survey Director of Research and Associate Professor of Meteorology at OU, Suzanne Van Cooten, Hydrologist-in-Charge at the NWS Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center (LMRFC), Scott Lincoln, NWS LMRFC Hydrologist, Jessica Smith, NWS LMRFC Hydrometeorologist, and Andy Wood, Instructional Support Meteorologist with the NWS Warning Decision Training Branch. Jeff will discuss what conditions lead to flash flooding events, what role urban areas play, and give a few key examples of extreme flash flooding events. Suzanne, Scott, and Jessica will highlight the operational aspects of the NWS River Forecast Center during flash flooding events, and will also discuss the flash flooding event that occurred in Carencro, LA, which is a part of their forecast area. Lastly, Andy Wood will provide some background information regarding the current dual-polarization radar upgrades, and how these new technology will enhance the hydro-meteorological real-time warning abilities.