Monthly Educational Modules

 

2014

January - An Overview of the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center  

     - Overview

     - River Forecast Center Mission

     - The 13 River Forecast Centers

     - The National Weather Service's Organization Chart

     - The Mississippi River and it's tributaries.

     - LMRFC Partners

     - Facts about the LMRFC

     - LMRFC staff

     - LMRFC operations

     - Tools used by the LMRFC

     - Flood Hazards

     -Outreach

February - All about the LMRFC’s Partners 

      - Why does the LMRFC works with partners?

      - NWS Weather Forecast Offices

      - NWS River Forecast Centers

      - NWS
Weather Prediction Center

      - NWS National Hurricane Center

      - U.S. Geological Survey

      - Tennessee Valley Authority

      - U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers

      - Federal Emergency Management Agency and Emergency Managers

      - Navigation Community

      - U.S. Coast Guard

      - Academia

March - The Forecasters behind the Forecasts

      - LMRFC’s Staffing Profile

      - Jessica Smith

      - Katie Landry

      - Gina Tillis-Nash

      - Scott Lincoln

      - Amanda Roberts

      - David Welch

      - Jeffrey Graschel

      - Dr. Suzanne Van Cooten

      - Thank you!

 

April - The Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center's Historical River Flooding Events 

      - 1927 Mississippi River Flood

      -
1953 Central Louisiana Flood

      -
1963 Tennessee River Basin Flood

     
- 1973 Mississippi River Flood

      -
1977 Tennessee River Basin Flood

     
- The flood of 1979

      -
The 1983 April Flood Event

      -
The 1991 Flood

      -
2010 Nashville Flood

      -
2011 Mississippi River Flood

 

May - The Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center's Forecasting Tools 

      - A Sneak Peak of the LMRFC's Toolbox

     
- Radars

      - Rain Gauges

     
- Upper Air Balloons

      - River Gauges

     
- Hydrographs

     
- Buoys

      -
Satellites

      - Models

      -
Historical Data

 

June -Hurricane 101 

      - Hurricane Overview

     
- Hurricane Classification

      - Hurricane Formation

     
- Hurricane Delay

      - Hurricane Winds

     
- Heavy Rainfall and Inland Flooding

     
- Storm Surge

      -
Rip Currents and Tornadoes

      - Hurricane Products and Forecast Process

      - Hurricane Preparedness and Interesting Facts

 

July - An Overview of the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center's Website 

      - LMRFC Webpage

     
- LMRFC Status Map

      - Decision Support Service Tool

     
- Mississippi River Forecast Products on the Web

      - Precipitation Forecasts on the Web

     
- Precipitation Observations and Products on the Web

     
- Rivers and Hydrology on the Web

      -
Climate and History on the Web

      - Quick Briefing Page

      - Additional Information on the Web

 

August - Frequently Asked Questions 

      - Where can I find historical river data for the Mississippi River?

     
- What are the different flood categories?

      - Where can I find river stages/forecasts for the upper Mississippi River?

     
- Why can there be no flooding on the Mississippi River from upstream flooding?

      - What does QPF stand for?

     
- How are river stages calculated? What is the point of reference?

     
-  How do you forecast rivers?

      -
How do you figure out how much precipitation has fallen over an area?

      - Is the Pearl River impacted by snowmelt along the Mississippi River?

      - How far inland can storm surge cause damage?

      - Can a river flow upstream or north?

 

September - The LMRFC's Historical Hurricane Events 

      - Hurricane Andrew

     
- Hurricane Ivan

      - Hurricane Frances

     
- Hurricane Camille

      - Tropical Storm Allison

     
- Hurricane Gustav

     
-  Hurricane Katrina

      -
Hurricane Rita

      - Hurricane Betsy

      -
Hurricane Isaac


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