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Captain Amber Harrell is watching the weather and checking it twice.

Because the day has arrived...Santa Claus is coming to town.

"We have our radars and our satellites strategically placed so we can see him live at all times and make sure he's doing ok," says Capt. Harrell.

As a Weather Officer at the AOC, she's responsible for informing Santa of all weather conditions he might encounter on today's journey.

"I just kinda let him know you know hey Santa watch out in the Southeast tonight," explains Capt. Harrell. "There's gonna be some thunderstorm activity out there some lightning so you wanna avoid that."

Colonel Craig Dye is Chief of Combat Operations at the 601st Air Operations Center, which overlooks tens of thousands of aircraft in any 24 hour period. 

Christmas Eve, Santa's sleigh is one of them.

 "We're prepared to provide whatever support is necessary for Santa Claus." says Col. Harrell.
"While he transits through Canada and the United States, he'll be provided with an armed fighter escort to ensure that all the kids will get their toys on time."

Using satelitte imagery, long-range radars, cameras and on going weather alerts...Capt. Harrell says Santa will be prepared.  

Santa's ready, so be sure you are too. Remember, he knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you're awake.

You can track Santa too by visiting  You can also download an app on your smartphone. The app is called NORAD Santa.