|Virtual Office Tour - Hydrology|
The weather isn't the only thing we forecast in the National Weather Service. Streamflow prediction is another major program in our organization. As mentioned at the beginning of the tour, their are 13 River Forecast Centers (RFCs) across the U.S. The Southeast RFC (SERFC) serves our local hydrologic service area. The SERFC issues stage forecasts for specific points along rivers, special forecasts for rivers that are in flood, quantitative precipitation forecasts, and flash flood guidance. Here at the forecast office, we use this information to write Flood Potential or River Flood Outlooks, Flood Warnings and Statements, and urban and small stream flood advisories. We also collect river stage and rainfall observations and forward these to the SERFC. Joel Lanier is our Senior Service Hydrologist and oversees the hydrology programs at both the Tallahassee and Jacksonville forecast offices. Jacksonville serves southeast Georgia and northeast Florida. Joel is pictured here using Hydroview. Hydroview is a component of AWIPS that allows us to monitor river stages and rainfall so that we can issue timely watches and warnings with as much lead time as possible.
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