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National Weather Service Shreveport, Louisiana
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Agency overview

National Weather Service - Shreveport, LA is a local weather forecast office responsible for monitoring weather conditions for counties in South Central and Southwestern Arkansas, North Central and Northwestern Louisiana, McCurtain County in Southeastern Oklahoma, and Eastern and Northeastern Texas. The current office in Shreveport maintains a WSR-88D (NEXRAD) radar system, and Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) that greatly improve forecasting in the region. Shreveport is in charge of weather forecasts, warnings and local statements as well as aviation weather. The name of the doppler radar (WSR-88D), used by this office is SHV. Mario Valverde is the Meteorologist-In-Charge (MIC) of this office.

NWS Team

  • Meteorologist-in-Charge (MIC) – Mario D. Valverde
  • Administrative Support Assistant (ASA) – Jason Wtatt
  • Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) – William (Bill ) Parker
  • Science and Operations Officer (SOO) – Cynthia Palmer
  • Electronic Systems Administrator (ESA) – Michael Waddell
  • Information Technology Officer (ITO) – Matthew Duplantis
  • Service Hydrologist – C. S. Ross
  • Observations Program Leader – Aaron Stevens
  • 5 Senior Forecasters
  • 5 Journeymen Forecasters
  • 2 Meteorological Interns
  • 2 Electronics Technicians

NOAA Weather Radio Stations Programmed by this office

Callsign Cities Frequency Region
WXJ65 Broken Bow, OK. 162.470 MHz McCurtain County
WNG650 Center, TX. 162.525 MHz Shelby County
KWN32 Gilmer, TX. 162.425 MHz Upshur County
WXK23 Lufkin, TX. 162.550 MHz Lufkin-Nagocdoches
WXJ96 Monroe, LA. 162.550 MHz Monroe-Ruston
WNG725 El Dorado, AR. 162.525 MHz El Dorado
WXN87 Natchitoches, LA. 162.500 MHz Southeast Ark-La-Tex
WXJ97 Shreveport, LA. 162.400 MHz Ark-La-Tex
WXJ49 Texarkana, TX. 162.550 MHz Texarkana metropolitan area
WXK36 Tyler, TX. 162.475 MHz East Texas
WNG653 Marietta, TX. 162.525 MHz Atlanta-Linden

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