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1 The ALERT Flood Warning System and its Uses Rand Allan, Associate Meteorologist (858)

2 ALERT FLOOD WARNING

3 Automatic Local Evaluation in Real -Time Real-time radio telemetry, continuous operations In San Diego County: 61 rain,11 stream, 11 lake, 10 weather 3 base station computers NWS internet access

4 ALERT/IFLOWS SAAS ALERT

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6 Responsibilities of Flood Control u Maintain the ALERT system u Assess potential for flooding u Advise NWS, ODP, & Select Agencies

7 Responsibilities of Office of Disaster Preparedness u Coordinate relief operations when needed u Disseminate warning information to the various agencies

8 Responsibilities of the National Weather Service u Provide daily weather forecasts u Provide flood watches and warnings u Disseminate timely warning information to the general public

9 Benefits of the ALERT System u Real-Time Weather Data u Used by NWS and Flood Control to provide Nowcasting support u Used by NWS to calibrate weather radar u Provides detailed historical data for litigation, analysis, design studies, and documentation of weather events u Internet Address: Precip

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