NWS Buffalo Tour Policy

  • Requested tours should be made at least 4 weeks in advance.
  • Tours are conducted between 11:00 AM-1:00 PM and from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • The maximum size of a tour group shall only be:
    *  15 - if a mix of adults and children.

    10 - if adults only.
    If your group has more than the above number of people, you can schedule a second tour date to accommodate the extra people.
    However, due to limited staffing these requests cannot always be filled.
  • The minimum age for a tour is 12 years old.
  • We will respond to the online requests either through e-mail or a telephone call.
  • Scheduled tours may be cancelled due to unforeseen staff shortages or an usually heavy workload due to weather.  We will call if a tour needs to be cancelled or rescheduled.

  • A visitor list shall be provided prior to the group visit.  This can be done through the maile-mail or submitted with the form below.
  • Proof of group affiliation or form of identification will be requested upon your arrival.
  • Plan to minimize personal belongings brought into the NWS.  Packages, purses, briefcases, etc may be subject to manual search.  

    All the information users submit to NWS is done on a voluntary basis. When a user clicks the "Submit" button on any of the Web forms found on NWS's sites they are indicating voluntarily consent to the conditions outlined in this policy. We do not collect personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, phone number, e-mail address) unless you provide it. In all cases, the information collected is used to respond to user inquiries or to provide services requested by our users. Any information provided through one of our Web forms is removed from Web servers within seconds, increasing the protection for this information.

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To request a tour,  please contact the National Weather Service in Buffalo.
  • Judith Levan, Warning Coordination Meteorologist by email to Judith.Levan@noaa.gov
  • or
  • By Phone at 716-565-0204.
Please be include the following information:
  • Contact Person
  • Telephone Number
  • Email address
  • Name of Organization, Group or School
  • Number and age group expected in the tour
  • Several possible dates for the visit and/or tour
  • Please allow several days for the NWS Buffalo to get back to you.
We will schedule the event as quickly as possible.

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Weather Forecast Office Buffalo
587 Aero Drive
Buffalo, N.Y. 14225-1405
(716)565-0204 or
(716)565-0802 Climate and Forecast recordings

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