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19 June 2015

Senate Wants to Take NWS Back To The Future

A proposal in the U.S. Senate to realign the National Weather Service, with all forecasts coming from 6 regional centers got plenty of attention this week, and most of the reaction was rather negative. First a little NWS history lesson:In the 1950- 1980’s the NWS had two types of offices, NWSFO and NWS Offices. The NWSFO’s were the forecast offices and usually the smaller offices were mainly responsible for local …

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