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Forecast Decision Training Branch

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The Forecast Decision Training Division (FDTD) of the NWS Office of the Chief Learning Officer develops and delivers training on the integrated elements of the forecast and warning process within NWS forecast offices, national centers, CWSUs and river forecast centers. FDTD instructors develop and deliver a variety of on-line asynchronous training, virtual courses, teletraining, and simulations to meet this mission. The staff works closely with COMET, VISIT, NESDIS, and NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory. FDTD coordinates all NOAA line office activity with the COMET and VISIT programs. FDTDs goal is to enhance the performance of NWS personnel so they can better serve key decision makers and the public during forecast and warning operations.

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Introduction to the HRRR

FDTB, in collaboration with OAR's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) Global Systems Division (GSD), is proud to announce the release of training for the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model, which was implemented at NCEP on 30 September 2014. The HRRR model was developed by GSD over the past 5 years and is a tremendous example of Research-to-Operations. To access this training in the NWS Commerce Learning Center, click here.

Updated: August 28, 2015 16:07 MT

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Forecast Decision Training Branch
3085 Center Green Dr
Boulder, CO 80301
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