Webinar #34 - Thursday, September 11, 2014
"A day in the life of a NWS Forecast Office"
National Weather Service Forecast Office
The National Weather Service (NWS) is a dedicated team of
professional meteorologists, hydrologists, and technicians providing
critical weather information to the public and many public and private
organizations. Our primary goal is the protection of life and property
through the issuance of timely and accurate watches and warnings for all
types of hazards from tornadoes to hurricanes to blizzards. In fact,
the NWS is the United States sole official voice for issuing potentially
life-threatening warnings. We also issue routine forecasts for the
public, aviators, and fire weather specialists for the enhancement of
the national economy. All NWS data are freely available.
This Webinar will go over what the NWS does before, during, and after a
major severe weather event and contrast this with what happens on a
normal weather day. We’ll discuss key personnel such as the electronic
technician, hydrologist, Information Technology Officer, Science and
Operations Officer, and Warning Coordination Meteorologist and what they
do do on a day to day basis.
Check out the National Weather Service’s web site at http://www.weather.gov/
View the Webinar by clicking here: http://youtu.be/36K3_i6Eqro
View John Gordon's presentation slides (10.5MB)
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