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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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AWIPS Build Training

Dual-Polarization Radar Training for NWS Partners

EF-Scale Training

Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Training

Radar & Applications Course (RAC)

RPG-RDA Build Training Page

Seasonal Readiness Training

Warning Decision Storm of the Month Webinars

Warning Operations Course

Warning Operations Course: Core outline

Warning Operations Course: Flash Flood outline

Warning Operations Course: Severe outline




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About WDTD


WSR-88D Clutter Suppression and Its Impact on Meteorological Data Interpretation

An Introduction to WSR-88D Clutter Suppression, and Some Tips for Effective Suppression Utilization

An Operational Guide to WSR-88D Reflectivity Data Quality Assurance


Other Resources

Analysis of Tornado Damage on May 3rd, 1999 Using Remote Sensing and GIS Methods on High-Resolution Satellite Imagery

Integrated Warning Team Training

Mesocyclone Characteristics of Mini Supercells Tornadoes

Severe Convection Forecasting & Warning Professional Development Series (PDS)

Understanding WSR-88D Signatures for the 3 May 1999 Oklahoma City Tornado

VCP Training

Warning Decision Making Process During the 3 May 1999 Tornado Outbreak