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Vernon Preston will head Pocatello weather service


November 1, 2018

Vernon Preston has been named meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service in Pocatello, Idaho, according to Grant Cooper, director of the NOAA’s National Weather Service Western Region.

Preston, who was raised in Rosalia, has served eastern Idaho since 1998 as the warning and coordination meteorologist at the Pocatello office. Prior to coming to Idaho, he worked at the National Weather Service’s Western Region headquarters helping to install Doppler Radar and advance computer systems across the western United States.

Preston earned a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and e...

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