Dr. Russell Schneider, director of the Storm Prediction Center, speaks at Fermilab

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BATAVIA, Ill. -- Monitoring U.S. weather 24/7, issuing our country’s tornado and severe thunderstorm watches as well as guidance on the nation’s fire risk. Dr. Russell Schneider’s staff has developed an impressive track record in pinpointing regions threatened by outbreaks of tornadoes and severe weather as much as a week ahead of time.

The Storm Prediction Center also offers a range of indispensable numerical model products, which enable meteorologists in every facet of the atmospheric science community to follow developing weather situations and communicate the threat posed by severe weather to the public with a level of confidence unrivaled in the past.

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