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11/14/05
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NOAA’S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SELECTS SCOTT REYNOLDS TO OVERSEE THE CENTER WEATHER SERVICE UNIT IN NASHUA, N.H.

Scott Reynolds has been appointed meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service’s Center Weather Service Unit, located at the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Route Traffic Control Center in Nashua, N.H.

The Nashua office is among the nation’s 21 Center Weather Service Units and one of four in the National Weather Service’s Eastern Region. It provides meteorological expertise for all air traffic in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and much of eastern New York. Reynolds replaces Greg Dietz, who retired on July 30, 2005.

“Scott Reynolds provides the depth of experience necessary to sustain the National Weather Service’s commitment to providing the Federal Aviation Administration the highest level of meteorological expertise to assist in the decision-making needed to route air-traffic in the safest manner,” said Brig. Gen. David L. Johnson, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), director of NOAA’s National Weather Service.

As meteorologist-in-charge, Reynolds will ensure that up to the minute weather information and briefings are provided to the Air Route Traffic Control Center’s Traffic Management Unit and control room supervisors. Special emphasis is given to weather conditions that would be hazardous to aviation or would impede the flow of air traffic in the National Airspace System. His responsibilities also include maintaining close working relationships with the local National Weather Service forecast offices to ensure the highest quality forecast information is available to the aviation community.

“Scott Reynolds is an excellent forecaster and will excel at meeting the Federal Aviation Administration’s highest expectations for meteorological expertise and customer service,” said Dean Gulezian, director of the National Weather Service Eastern Region.

For the last 10 years, Reynolds has been a senior forecaster at the National Weather Service’s Weather Forecast Office in Upton, N.Y., on Long Island. Prior to that, he served as a forecaster at the National Weather Service office in Charleston, W.Va., and as a meteorologist intern in Burlington, Vt. Reynolds graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in meteorology. He is a native of Rochester, N.Y.

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