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Kate Abshire: Data, Data, Everywhere! Advancing NWS Flood Prediction and Communication

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As the National Flash Flood Services Lead in the National Weather Service's Water Resources Services Branch, Kate Abshire leads the development of flash flood service concepts, prioritized requirements, and operational policies and procedures to enhance flash flood operations, products, and services in close collaboration with the Water Resources Service Program Team and NWS Headquarters personnel.

Previously, she worked in the Office of Water Prediction combining a technical background in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling with the field of social science, working on efforts to engage stakeholders about their water resources information and service needs to gather requirements and feedback for the NWS Water Resources Program. Kate contributed to the NOAA Model for Service Delivery and the Service Delivery Guidance and Best Practices document as part of the NOAA Water Initiative. She also coordinates interagency collaboration among NWS, the USGS, USACE, and FEMA through the Integrated Water Resources Science and Services (IWRSS) consortium.


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