National Weather Service
|Formed||February 9, 1870|
|Jurisdiction||United States federal government|
|Headquarters||Silver Spring, Maryland|
|Annual budget||US$1,124,149,000 (FY 2016)|
|Parent agency||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration|
The National Weather Service (also known as NWS) is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States government. Its job is to provide "weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy." This is done through a collection of national and regional centers, and more than 122 local weather forecast offices (WFOs). Since the NWS is a government agency, most of its products are in the public domain.
References[change | change source]
- "History of the National Weather Service". National Weather Service. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- "Guide to Federal Records: Records of the Weather Bureau". National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
- "About NOAA's National Weather Service".
- "FY 2017 Budget Summary" (PDF). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2016. p. 53.
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Weather Service
- NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
- Hydrometeorological Prediction Center
- Aviation Weather Center
- National Hurricane Center
- Storm Prediction Center
- Climate Prediction Center
- Free National Weather Service Yahoo! Widget
- NOAA weather streaming radio - using windows media player, etc.