The National Weather Service with Links

National Weather Forecast Service

 

The National Weather Service started early in the history of the United States.  The National Weather Service as we know it was started on February 9, 1870, by President Ulysses S. Grant.  He signed a joint resolution of Congress authorizing the Secretary of War to establish a national weather service.  This resolution required the Secretary of War “to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent and at other points in the States and Territories and for giving notice on the northern (Great) Lakes and on the seacoast by magnetic telegraph and marine signals, of the approach and force of storms”.   It was decided that the agency should be placed under the Secretary of War because the military discipline would secure the greatest promptness, regularity, and accuracy in the required observations. 

 

Weather was just as important in the 17th and 18th century as it is today in the 21st centry.  When boating or participating in outdoor activities you should always check the weather forecast and be alert to changing conditions.  The following links are provided to help you be safe and determine the predicted weather near you.

 

 

ACTIVE ALERTS 


Warnings By State


Excessive Rainfall and Winter Weather Forecasts


River Flooding 


Latest Warnings


Thunderstorm/Tornado Outlook 


Hurricanes 


UV Alerts 

 

NOAA Weather Radio 


NWS CAP Feeds 

 

PAST WEATHER 


Past Weather 


Climate Monitoring 


Heating/Cooling Days 


Monthly Temps 


Records 


Astronomical Data 


Certified Weather Data 

 

CURRENT CONDITIONS 


Radar 


Climate Monitoring 


River Levels 


Observed Precipitation 


Surface Weather 


Upper Air 


Marine and Buoy Reports 

 

Satellite 


FORECAST
 


Local Forecast 


Severe Weather 


Current Outlook Maps 


Fronts/Precipitation Maps 


Current Graphical Forecast Maps 
Rivers 


Marine 


Offshore and High Seas


Hurricanes 


Climatic Outlook 

 

Daily Briefing 


Marine 

 

Forecast Models 


Water 


GIS


Cooperative Observers 

 

Become a Storm Spotter from Home


Storm Spotters 


Tsunami


Facts and Figures 

 

WEATHER SAFETY 


NOAA Weather Radio


StormReady


Heat 


Lightning 


Hurricanes 


Thunderstorms 


Tornadoes 


Severe Weather 


Rip Currents 


Safe Boating

 


Ultra Violet Radiation 

 

 

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