The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Blacksburg held a successful Town Hall Meeting Tuesday evening (September 12th) at the Roanoke Civic Center Performing Arts Theatre, with a crowd of over 130 people in attendance. The meeting with the public was meant to serve several purposes, including:

- promoting safety and awareness of dangerous weather during National Preparedness Month
- provide folks an overview of the weather services their tax dollars go to support
- give everyone a chance to ask questions and raise concerns
- have some fun showing and talking about a topic that many of us find fun and exciting

It has been a while since we have been in place with so many weather enthusiasts, and we thank everyone who attended and asked many great questions.

We also want to thank the City of Roanoke for hosting the meeting and arranging with the Roanoke Civic Center for the theater, as well as the staff at the Civic Center for helping get us set up and put on what we feel was a good show! We also must express our sincere appreciation to our partners in the media for helping to promote the event, and for being there in the audience as well. It would certainly have not been the success it was without the help of all these great folks!

We promised that soon after the meeting we would post the Frequently Asked Questions (including those that were submitted ahead of time and the one or two that we did not have time to answer at the meeting); and, the results of the survey (thank you everyone for taking the time to provide us your candid feedback)! We also have a couple of photos that are included here as well.


Frequently Asked Questions

Survey Results

Photo page


If you have additional questions, feel free to email us.