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Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services


Working Group for Winter Storm Operations


The Working Group for Winter Storm Operations provides a forum for interagency coordination and collaboration on winter storm reconnaissance operations.

The Working Group shall be responsible for:

  1. Addressing issues related to winter storm reconnaissance operations, including planning, scheduling, communications and other agreed-upon concerns.
  2. Soliciting suggested additions, deletions, and changes to the National Winter Storm Operations Plan, determining which of those inputs should be incorporated into the plan, and publishing an updated plan biennially in October.
  3. Empowering joint action groups (JAGs) to work on specific projects of limited duration. The working group will develop objectives for JAGs and specify well-defined deliverables.
  4. Reporting to the Interdepartmental Committee for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research (ICMSSR) periodically on the working group’s activities and accomplishments, and considering other matters as directed by the ICMSSR.


Meetings shall be called by the Chairman or at the request of one or more members.