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National Weather Service News

NWS enlists help to spread message, improve storm preparation

The National Weather Service launched the ambassador program in February, and it now has more than 350 private sector, state, local, federal agency and other partners. The ambassador program is part of the NWS Weather Ready Nation effort to set an example of how to prepare for weather related events.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 03:59am EDT
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Laura Furgione, Deputy Director, National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is recruiting federal agencies to be ambassadors as part of its Weather-Ready Nation initiative. NWS says ambassadors are helping citizens and businesses prepare for weather emergencies. Laura Furgione, deputy director for the National Weather Service, tells Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller about the new ambassadors program and how agencies can get involved. Read Jason's related article.

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 06:01pm EDT
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NWS, union spar over agency vacancies

The National Weather Service Employees Organization (NWSEO) says the agency blamed lack of funds when it implemented a hiring freeze last March. But the union says NWS budget documents posted to its website show the agency actually ended fiscal 2013 with $125 million in unspent funds. NWS officials dispute the union's contentions that they agency left money on the table. The union's concerns over agency vacancies were the focus of recent arbitration hearings.

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 04:04pm EST
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NWS getting out of commodity IT through cloud, shared services

Iftikhar Jamil, the associate chief information officer for weather at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the National Weather Service moved its high performance computing capabilities to a private cloud and is developing dissemination-as-a-service.
October 31, 2013

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 07:56pm EDT
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NWS getting out of commodity IT through cloud, shared services

Iftikhar Jamil, the associate chief information officer for weather at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the National Weather Service moved its high performance computing capabilities to a private cloud and is developing dissemination-as-a-service.
September 12, 2013

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 07:56pm EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 30, 2012

The Federal Drive gets post-superstorm Sandy updates from the National Weather Service and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 12:49pm EDT

NWS ramps up to track Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy

Steve Cooper, acting deputy director of NOAA's National Weather Service, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, his agency added staffing to follow progress of the major East Coast storm.

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 11:44am EDT
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The nuts and bolts of the sequester

Republicans and Democrats are sounding the alarm: The budget sequester is coming and we have to do everything to stop it.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 02:55am EDT

NWS could furlough 5,000 employees to cover budget shortfall

The National Weather Service says it must furlough as many as 5,000 employees for 13 days by Sept. 30, unless Congress allows the agency to move around funds within its budget.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 09:45am EDT

Say goodbye to inaccurate weather forecasts?

The National Weather Service has developed and tested a more precise forecasting and warning system. Don Berchoff, the science and technology director at NWS, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the agency got the program up and running.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:25pm EST
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The Great Washington Shakeup

How do you follow an act like an earthquake? Well, wherever you are, the government did very well and everything seems to be okay, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 08/25/2011, 02:01am EDT

Storms kill 1, leave thousands without power in Va.

More than 20 schools are closed due to power outages and about 49,000 customers remain without electricity a day after powerful thunderstorms rolled through Hampton Roads.

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 12:50pm EDT

Possible funnel cloud spotted on Eastern Shore

The National Weather Service is investigating whether a tornado touched down on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Friday - 05/20/2011, 09:03am EDT

Moderate flooding along Potomac in western Md.

Flooding is occurring along the Potomac River in Frederick and Washington Counties.

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 01:22pm EDT

2 tornadoes confirmed in western Md.

The National Weather Service is confirming that two tornadoes touched down in western Maryland.

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 12:28pm EDT

Md. storms prompting changes in school alerts

The private forecasting service AccuWeather says it's willing to modify its agreement with the Frederick County public schools after school officials said the company didn't warn them about a storm system that spawned tornadoes in two neighboring counties.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 05:20pm EDT

2011 already Virginia's 2nd deadliest year for tornadoes

April's killer tornadoes have made 2011 the second deadliest year in Virginia since modern records began in 1950.

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 07:04am EDT

Don't get alarmed: 1 million to practice tornado drill today

The events in Japan remind us all how quickly disaster strikes. On Tuesday in Virginia, more than a million people are expected to practice for one.

Monday - 03/14/2011, 02:36pm EDT

GOP plan would cut tsunami warning center budget

A spending plan approved by the House would slash funding for a tsunami warning center that issued an alarm after the devastating earthquake in Japan.

Friday - 03/11/2011, 07:30pm EST

Schools, trains delayed; roads slick Monday

Heavy precipitation Sunday and freezing temperatures overnight have delayed some schools and commuter rails Monday morning.

Sunday - 03/06/2011, 11:36am EST
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