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The Warning Decision Training Branch (WDTB) 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. WDTB 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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Liz Quoetone (1957-2014)


It is with profound sadness that we inform the NWS Community of the passing of beloved WDTB Instructor Liz Quoetone. She passed quietly and peacefully this morning, March 18th, 2014. A full version of Liz's obituary is available on-line.

WDTB will be collecting your expressions of love and condolences and taking them to Liz' family. Feel free to include your personal story of how Liz has affected your life, career and the NWS family. Please send correspondence to:

ATTN: For Liz
120 David L. Boren Blvd Ste 2640
Norman, OK 73072

Updated: March 28, 2014 15:52 CT

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FY14 Training Schedule Changes

Due to the recent lapse in funding appropriations and subsequent federal employee furlough, WDTB rescheduled several FY14 training-related activities. These updated activities are:

  1. FY14 DLOC Orientation Sessions: Rescheduled for the week of 10/21 (participants will be contacted with more details)
  2. FY14 DLOC Student Materials: Shipment was postponed, but should be sent in the near future
  3. WPC Winter Weather Desk Webinars: Rescheduled first webinar (originally Thursday, 10/17) for Thursday 10/31
  4. MRMS Training Webinars (in partnership with the ROC and NSSL): Rescheduled for 11/5 and 11/13

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