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National Weather Service
Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office

Open House
Saturday September 22nd and Sunday September 23rd

 

At the National Weather Service Forecast Office
43858 Weather Service Road
Sterling, Virginia 20166
Free Parking On-Site

Directions to our office can be found here

Things to do:

* How Warnings & Forecasts are Made

* Weather Balloon Launches

* Kid-Friendly Weather Experiments

* Get Registered as a NWS Spotter with our Basic Weather Spotter Class

* Tours of the NWS office

* Careers in Meteorology

* How to be Weather-Ready!

* "A Weather Ready Nation" ceremony at 10:30 AM Saturday, with speeches by:
The Honorable Frank Wolf, U.S. Congressman - Virginia 10th District
Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA
Robert Welch, Acting Administrator, FEMA Region III
Bob Ryan, Lead Meteorologist, ABC7/WJLA-TV
Roy Shrout, Deputy Coordinator, Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management
and James Lee, NWS Baltimore/Washington Meteorologist-in-Charge

Will you be attending? Please click here to RSVP!

SKYWARN® Spotter classes will be offered at 2:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. Please click here to register! PLEASE NOTE! - registration has been re-opened for both Saturday and Sunday classes!


Saturday, September 22nd 9 AM to 5 PM  

TIME

Tent #1 Presentations

Tent #2 Presentations

  9:30 AM

Welcome to Open House 2012

Climate Resources

10:00 AM

Weather & Decision Support

June 2012 Derecho

10:30 AM

NWS Weather-Ready Nation Ceremony
(Ceremonies Tent)*

NWS Weather-Ready Nation Ceremony
(Ceremonies Tent)*

11:30 AM

Introduction to Hydrology

A Recipe for Snow

12:00 PM

Modern Forecasting Techniques

Careers in Meteorology

12:30 PM

Climate Resources

June 2012 Derecho

  1:00 PM

A Recipe for Snow

Welcome to Open House 2012

  1:30 PM

June 2012 Derecho

Weather & Decision Support

  2:00 PM

Introduction to Hydrology

Careers in Meteorology

  2:30 PM

Welcome to Open House 2012

Modern Forecast Techniques

  3:00 PM

Weather & Decision Support

A Recipe for Snow

  3:30 PM

Climate Resources

Careers in Meteorology

  4:00 PM

Introduction to Hydrology

Modern Forecast Techniques

* A Weather Ready National ceremony will be held from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Ceremonies Tent

Weather balloon launches can be seen at 10 AM, Noon, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

Sunday, September 23rd 12 PM to 5 PM 

TIME

Tent #1 Presentations

Tent #2 Presentations

12:30 PM

Welcome to Open House 2012

A Recipe for Snow

  1:00 PM

NWS Volunteer Ceremony (Ceremonies Tent)*

NWS Volunteer Ceremony (Ceremonies Tent)*

  2:00 PM

Weather & Decision Support

Climate Resources

  2:30 PM

A Recipe for Snow

Weather & Decision Support

  3:00 PM

Welcome to Open House 2012

June 2012 Derecho

  3:30 PM

Careers in Meteorology

Modern Forecast Techniques

  4:00 PM

Weather & Decision Support

Introduction to Hydrology

* A special ceremony for National Weather Service Volunteers will be held in the Ceremonies Tent from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Weather balloon launches can be seen at 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM.

Sign language interpreters will be available. 

 No Drugs, Weapons, Alcohol, Backpacks, Briefcases or Smoking Allowed on Premises.
No Pets Allowed. Service Animals Permitted.
Attendees and Personal Belongings Subject to Search.
No Overnight Parking. Vehicles left will be towed at Owner's Expense
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National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office Baltimore/Washington
43858 Weather Service Rd.
Sterling, VA 20166
Phone: (703) 996-2200
Webmaster: lwxwebmaster@noaa.gov
Page last modified: Sep 20, 2012 4:25 PM EDT
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