forecast and warning services for 44
counties in Maryland, northern Virginia, and the eastern West Virginia
panhandle, plus the District of Columbia and the city of Baltimore, as highlighted
in yellow on the map below.
In addition, we provide aviation weather services to Washington National, Washington
Dulles International, Baltimore-Washington International, Martin State, Charlottesville-Albemarle,
Shepherd Field/Eastern West Virginia Regional (Martinsburg) airports, and
marine services on the Tidal Potomac, and the Chesapeake Bay north of Smith
Point, highlighted in cyan.
122 field offices like ours across the country.
All offices are comparably staffed and equipped, with state-of-the-art
computer technology and Doppler radar. The Washington, D.C. metropolitan
area is also the home to National
Weather Service Headquarters (in Silver
Spring, MD), the National Center for
Environmental Prediction at the World
Weather Building in Camp Springs, MD,
and the NWS Telecommunications facility located in Suitland, MD.
of the NWS, there are also support centers for Severe Local
Storms (Storm Prediction Center) in Norman,
interests (Aviation Weather Center)
in Kansas City; tropical weather (Tropical
Prediction Center / National Hurricane Center) in
Coral Gables, FL; and 13 River Forecast Centers across the country to assist
in river hydrology. The River Forecast Center we rely upon for assistance is
located in State College, PA.
This office is unique in that our local service area
includes the nation's capital-- Washington, D.C.-- and our users include
decision-makers at the Metropolitan Washington Area Council of Government
and in the Federal Government, including the White House,
Congressional staffers, and the Office of Personnel Management.