The National Weather Service (NWS)

February 22, 2024

The National Weather Service (NWS) is an agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, and other weather-related products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information1. The NWS assists us by helping us prepare for and respond to various weather events, such as storms, floods, droughts, heat waves, cold snaps, and more. The NWS also conducts research and education on weather and climate topics.

You can monitor the NWS by visiting their official website, where you can find local forecasts, radar, satellite, maps, alerts, and more. You can also follow the NWS on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for updates and videos. Additionally, you can listen to the NWS on NOAA Weather Radio, a nationwide network of radio stations that broadcast weather information 24/7. You can also download the NWS mobile app on your smartphone or tablet for easy access to weather data and alerts.