|What is the National Weather Service?
||The National Weather Service is an agency of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is an agency under the Department of Commerce.
The main mission of the National Weather Service includes protection of life and property by the issuance of forecasts and severe weather warnings.
|Where is the National Weather Service in Charleston located and how can I contact them?
||5777 South Aviation Avenue
North Charleston, South Carolina 29406
Phone Number: 843-744-0303
Fax Number: 843-747-5405
|What does the National Weather Service in Charleston do?
||The NWS office in Charleston, South Carolina is responsible for forecast and severe weather warnings for 20 counties across southern
South Carolina and southeast Georgia.
Check out the description of
our office, including a virtual tour.
|How can I get climate information for southern South Carolina and southeast Georgia?
||Check out our climate page for more information.
|What is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards?
||Check out our NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards page for more information.
|What is doppler radar?
||Check out the NWS Radar Tutorial page for more details.
|How can I become a National Weather Service SKYWARNTM
||The NWS in Charleston requires you to take a basic spotter training class.
Click here for more information on our
SKYWARNTM Storm Spotter program.
|What does "PoP" mean?
||"PoP" refers to probability of precipitation.
Further details can be found here.
|What is the definition of a severe thunderstorm?
||According to the NWS, a severe thunderstorm is a thunderstorm
which produces winds 58 mph or greater and/or hail 1 inch or greater. Although lightning is also a very dangerous aspect of thunderstorms, it is not considered a part of the definition.
|Do we do school/business talks and office tours?
||Yes. You can contact Ron Morales at
Ron.Morales@noaa.gov for more information.
|How do I get a job with the National Weather Service?
||Click here for qualifications needed to become
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