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Staff

Meteorologist-in-Charge (MIC): Jim Belles
Science and Operations Officer (SOO): Thomas Salem
Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM): Gary Woodall
Electronics Systems Analyst (ESA): Dean Klimt
Information Technology Officer (ITO): Steve Cromer
Data Acquisition Program Manager (DAPM): Zwemer Ingram
Service Hydrologist (SH): Gene Rench
Administrative Support Assistant (ASA): Carolyn Glover

 

The NWS is comprised of Meteorologists, Hydrologists, Climatologists, Hydro-Meteorological Technicians, Electronic Technicians, Computer Specialists, and Management. Although all have college degrees, some have advanced degrees  - such as Masters or PHDs.

 

Meteorologist in Charge (MIC):
The office leader. Responsible for directing all office operations as well as staff and administrative programs.

 

Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM):
Outreach coordinator. Responsible for directing annual storm spotter training and is the primary contact for media inquiries and outreach events. Also acts as the liason between local and state government officials.

 

Science and Operations Officer (SOO):
Training coordinator. Responsible for training the staff and keeping abreast of the latest meteorological/technological advances. Also oversees any research activities taking place in the office.

 

Administrative Support Assistant (ASA):
Performs office and staff administrative tasks, including payroll and budget/travel expenses.

 

Electronic Systems Analyst (ESA):
Manages the office electronic staff and maintenance program. Oversees the maintenance of the doppler radar(s) and all observing equipment.

 

Electronic Technicians:
Perform routine and non-routine maintenance of all office electronic equipment. Maintain all observational equipment including ASOS and doppler radar(s).

 

Information Technology Officer (ITO):
Local IT expert. Ensures system stability and security. Performs software support for operations.

 

Senior Service Hydrologist (SSH):
Responsible for the hydrology program at both WFO Memphis.

 

Lead Forecasters:
Operational meteorologist and shift supervisor. Prepares various forecast products and is responsible for the quality and timeliness of all products and services produced by the office. Each has 1 or more specialized areas of expertise (focal points).

 

General Forecasters:
Operational meteorologist responsible for all routine and non-routine forecast products prepared and issued. Each has 1 or more specialized areas of expertise (focal points).

 

Hydro-Meteorological Technician (HMT):
Perform quality control of all incoming and outgoing data from the office. Collect and disseminate daily temperature and precipitation data from numerous locations across the forecast area. Each has 1 or more specialized areas of expertise (focal points).

 

Meteorological Intern:
Entry-level meteorologist. Work with the HMT's to perform quality control tasks. Participate in numerous training exercises and work with other staff members to become proficient in NWS operations. Each may have a specialized area of expertise (focal point).

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