Description: A WES simulation was developed using a recent flash flood event located in the Wilmington, Ohio (ILN) county warning area to compliment the online training material for this course. Participants will have an opportunity in this simulation to analyze the mesoscale environment and utilize radar and FFMP data to issue flash flood warnings and follow-up statements. Emphasis is placed on identifying an extreme rainfall/flooding situation and issuing a "Flash Flood Emergency" based on observations and local storm reports.
Time of Simulation: 2.5 hours
The 18 GB case is available on one DVD that was mailed to the SOO (or training facilitator) at each forecast office and other select locations. The simulation guides for the WES case were delivered to each location on a CD. You can also obtain a copy of the facilitator and student simulation guides here by clicking on the download buttons below.
Facilitator Guide --(22.6 MB PDF)
Student Guide --(3.0 MB PDF)
*** NEW: PDF document of WES Simulation Performance Objectives where the student can type his/her answer into the document. The document has the ability to be emailed afterwards to a WDTD instructor via a button on the top of the first page.
Performance Objective Sheet --(0.3 MB PDF)
At the end of the simulation, the student has access to two post-brief interactive maps. These maps provide additional information on the case, including details for each local storm report, CoCoRaHS rain gauge data, stage hydrographs from USGS river gauge data, and basin trace graph animations. The links for the two post-brief maps are provided here:
If you were not on the initial mailing list for the WES Simulation, please contact us so we can deliver you a copy of the simulation and associated guides.