NOAA/National Weather Service's Warning Decision Training BranchUnited States Department of Commerce
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Our Mission

The Warning Decision Training Division (WDTD) develops and delivers training on the integrated elements of the warning process involving a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service (NWS) forecast office and its partners. WDTD instructors develop and deliver a variety of in-residence, teletraining, and on-line asynchronous training content to meet this mission. Our primary goal is to increase expertise among NOAA/NWS personnel and their core partners so that they can better serve the public during warning operations.

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Warning Decision Training Division

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WDTD Copyright Disclaimer


WDTD presentations and web pages may contain copyrighted photographs, illustrations, or other imagery. Use of these graphics by the Warning Decision Training Division and the National Weather Service explicitly for training government personnel falls under the "fair use" clause of Title 17 of the United States Code. Use of imagery from the WDTD web site by any third parties for any purposes that do not constitute "fair use" - or without express consent of the image owner - is in violation of copyright law.

As required by 17 U.S.C. 403, third parties producing copyrighted works consisting predominantly of the material appearing on NWS Web pages must provide notice with such work(s) identifying the NWS material incorporated and stating that such material is not subject to copyright protection.