NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE – The National Weather Service is the primary source of weather data, forecasts and warnings for the United States. Television weathercasters and private meteorology companies prepare their forecasts using this information. The NWS is the sole United States official voice for issuing warnings during life-threatening weather situations. Click here for the home page of the NOAA National Weather Service.
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The Weather – Immediate access to all available warnings for the United States, including the latest information on tornadoes, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, flash floods, flood, winter storms, special marine weather events and more.
- Hazards and Climate Extremes
- 3-D Weather Images – The latest 3-D weather images produced by the NOAA Visualization Lab, including archived events such as hurricanes.
- Extreme Weather and Climate Events — A wealth of weather and climate data from hurricanes, precipitation, temperature, tornadoes, world-wide weather events and much more.
- Archived Satellite Images, Storm Animations and Special Events – You will find hundreds of NOAA satellite images capturing some of the more important weather and environmental events over the last 30 years.
- National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Program – The 11,700 volunteer Cooperative observers take observations in greatly diverse environmental settings, including farms, urban and suburban areas, national parks, seashores and mountaintops. These services frequently consist of taking and recording temperature and precipitation daily and reporting to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center or a National Weather Service office at the end of each month.
- Climate-At-A-Glance – Search 108 years of archived weather data for the United States.
- National Weather Service Profiles in Time from NOAA’s History Web site – includes close to 500 biographies of individuals who served in various capacities in the Army Signal Service and United States Weather Bureau.
- Also from NOAA’s history site – Stories and Tales of the early Weather Service includes: personal accounts of lives in the Weather Service, war tales, stories of experiences in violent weather phenomena, technological tales, and an account of NOAA in the space age.
- SEE ALSO: Climate, Satellites
- NOAA National Weather Service Home Page
- NOAA U.S. Weather Forecast Offices
- NOAA River Forecast Centers
- NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory
- NOAA National Hurricane Center
- NOAA Storm Prediction Center
- NOAA Climate Prediction Center
- NOAA National Weather Service Public Affairs Office
- NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction
- NOAA Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services