David Reynolds

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Senior Research Meteorologist




Dave is a CIRES meteorologist working at ESRL's Physical Sciences Division. He retired from the federal government in December 2011 after 32 years of service. Prior to retiring, he spent 9½ years as Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) of the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) San Francisco Bay Area Forecast Office. Dave currently supports activities related to the NOAA Hydrometeorology Testbed including developing decision support tools to aid weather forecasting and water management concerns.

Research Interests

  • Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting
  • Application and evaluation of numerical forecast models
  • Development and adaptation of gridded forecasts
  • Evaluation of radar and rain gauges for quantitative precipitation estimation


  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, University of California - Davis, Jun 1961
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Jun 1963

Professional Memberships

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Award of the California Extreme Precipitation Symposium
  • 2010 Named Fellow American Meteorological Society
  • 2010 River Monitoring and Early Warning System
  • 2010 NOAA Bronze Medal for contributions to Coastal AR Monitoring/Early Warning
  • 2009 AMS Editor of the Year Award Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology

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