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Meet the new Director of Eastern Region

Submitted by NWSN Staff on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:52
Jason Tuell
Jason Tuell, Ph.D., acting director of the National Weather Service Office of Hydrologic Development,has been named director of the NWS Eastern Region. His new assignment begins on December 30.

In this position, Tuell will oversee operations for the region, which provides weather, water, aviation and climate services to more than 93 million people in 21 states, from Maine to northern Georgia, and westward to Ohio.

“Jason has spent his career advancing technology from research and development into operations,” said NWS Acting Director Laura Furgione. “He played a key role in developing our Strategic Plan, as well as resurrecting our NWS Operations Center. His technical and leadership experience will be an asset to the region.”

Tuell joined the NWS in 2002 as chief of the Office of Science and Technology’s Development Branch and has supported many projects since then, including the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System, or AWIPS, Next Generation Weather Radar, or NEXRAD, and Automated Surface Observing System, or ASOS, programs.

In his current position at the NWS Office of Hydrologic Development, Tuell is responsible for research and development activities to forecast the water in America's rivers and streams. This office works to improve flood warnings and water resource forecasts to meet diverse and changing customer needs.

Before joining NWS, Tuell was a senior program manager for Litton PRC in McLean, Va. He retired from the United States Air Force in 1997 after 16 years of service.

Tuell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Doctor of Philosophy in atmospheric sciences from Georgia Institute of Technology.

The NWS Eastern Region includes 23 weather forecast offices, three river forecast centers and four center weather service units. The regional headquarters is located in Bohemia, N.Y., on central Long Island.



( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 4th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
Big Congrats to the Weather Dude! I hope he will protect us from the next Sandy.
Dec. 4th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
His job is to protect life and property! :D
Dec. 4th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Dec. 4th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
Now you know who to yell at when your forecast is dead wrong! :D
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Dec. 4th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, the move is such a big thing for us! Ten years in one house and the move before that was local. Weight limits and cleaning up and decluttering for sale is such stress!
Dec. 4th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to him! What an awesome accomplishment!!!
Dec. 4th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you! He's really looking forward to this. He's enjoyed working at headquarters for the past ten years, but this move puts us closer to our families.
Dec. 4th, 2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
Woohoo!!! So impressive!
Dec. 4th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
It's not Western Region, but he's used to east coast weather. He's really looking forward to this and while we're not looking forward to the moving part, we're looking forward to being back closer to family.
Dec. 4th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
PS: Eloise is still reading and liking what she reads. She thinks she'll be finished this weekend.
Dec. 5th, 2012 08:38 am (UTC)

I <3 the NWS. Go, Weather Dude!
Dec. 6th, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
Awww! You have a good director in Central Region, too.
Dec. 7th, 2012 07:59 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure! Though I recently moved to California, where the weather is now very boring. :) (I'm OKAY WITH THAT. Illinois was a bit too exciting.)
Dec. 7th, 2012 11:01 am (UTC)
Western Region Director is in Salt Lake City. She was here at headquarters as #2 before that. CA and WR have issues, though not the day to day excitement. That's where Fire Weather gets the most action (and prior to Weatherdude working on that, I had no idea!)
Dec. 9th, 2012 02:09 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Woo hoo!
Dec. 9th, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
It's a weather milestone! :D

It's going to be interesting, especially trying to de-clutter and move what's left to LI.
Dec. 9th, 2012 07:27 am (UTC)
Wow, what a nice press release. (Hi Jason!)
Dec. 11th, 2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
Hope things are down to a dull roar where you are. They're just ratcheting up around here!
Dec. 11th, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
With my sister about to arrive from Sweden Dec 23, Christmas coming Dec 24, A&A about to publish Jan 1 and my son's wedding coming Jan 5? Surely you jest.
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