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Our Mission

The Warning Decision Training Division (WDTD) develops and delivers training on the integrated elements of the warning process involving a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service (NWS) forecast office and its partners. WDTD instructors develop and deliver a variety of in-residence, teletraining, and on-line asynchronous training content to meet this mission. Our primary goal is to increase expertise among NOAA/NWS personnel and their core partners so that they can better serve the public during warning operations.

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WPC EPFT Recorded Webinar

Example slide from MRMS Training

The Extreme Precipitation Forecasting Table (EPFT) is a new forecast tool offered in GFE for AWIPS-II that is designed to enhance situational awareness of extreme precipitation events. Rainfall events classified as “extreme” have a 1% probability of occurring in any given year at any location, additionally defined as having a 100-year Average Recurrence Interval (ARI). Events of this magnitude often lead to devastating flooding, extensive property damage, and even loss of life. This procedure compares Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts (QPF) to 100-yr ARI precipitation estimates from the NOAA Atlas 14 to highlight when and where QPF predictions (from NWP models, WPC, NDFD, etc…) are approaching or surpassing an extreme rainfall event.

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Updated: August 10, 2016 14:24 CT

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