kidzsearch.com > wiki   Explore:web images videos games  

National Weather Service




KidzSearch Safe Wikipedia for Kids.
Jump to: navigation, search
National Weather Service
US-NationalWeatherService-Logo.svg
Agency overview
Formed February 9, 1870; 151 years ago (1870-02-09)
Preceding agency United States Weather Bureau
Jurisdiction United States federal government
Headquarters Silver Spring, Maryland
38°59′30″N 77°01′48″W / 38.99167°N 77.03000°W / 38.99167; -77.03000Coordinates: 38°59′30″N 77°01′48″W / 38.99167°N 77.03000°W / 38.99167; -77.03000
Annual budget US$1,124,149,000 (FY 2016)
Agency executive Louis Uccellini, Director
Parent agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Child agency National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Key document 16 Stat. 369
Website
www.weather.gov
Footnotes
[1][2][3][4]

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

Other websites