List of National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices

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Map of regions covered by the 122 Weather Forecast Offices

The National Weather Service operates 122 weather forecast offices in six regions.[1] Each weather forecast office (WFO or NWSFO) has a geographic area of responsibility, also known as a county warning area, for issuing local public, marine, aviation, fire, and hydrology forecasts. They also issue severe weather warnings, gather weather observations, and daily and monthly climate data for their assigned area. The local weather forecast offices also control the broadcasts of weather information on the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards stations.[2]

History[edit]

Prior to the NWS reorganization in the 1990s, each state and territory had its own forecast office — with the exception of northern and southern California; north, south, and west Texas; and upper and lower New England. Local offices (NWSOs) then each maintained their own county warning area, and the official hourly and daily readings at the weather station where they were located, typically at a regional airport in a smaller city.[citation needed]

During the reorganization, many of these became forecast offices, while most were closed in favor of cheaper automatic weather stations like AWOS and ASOS. Since then, many offices and weather radars have moved to separate non-airport locations, where they are assigned new location identifiers, such as EYW/KEYW to KEY/KKEY for NWSFO Key West, and BHM/KBHM to BMX/KBMX for Birmingham radar.[citation needed]

Forecast offices[edit]

Alaska Region[edit]

Forecast office State Office call sign Address
Anchorage[3] Alaska AFC 6930 Sand Lake Rd, Anchorage, AK 99502
Fairbanks[4] Alaska AFG 930 N Koyukuk Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Juneau[5] Alaska AJK 8500 Mendenhall Loop Rd, Juneau, AK 99801

Central Region[edit]

Forecast office State Office call sign Address
Denver/Boulder Colorado BOU 325 Broadway Boulder, CO 80305
Grand Junction Colorado GJT 2844 Aviators Way Grand Junction, CO 81506
Pueblo Colorado PUB 3 Eaton Way Pueblo, CO 81001
Chicago Illinois LOT 333 West University Drive Romeoville, IL 60446
Lincoln Illinois ILX 1362 State Route 10 Lincoln, IL 62656
Indianapolis Indiana IND 6900 West Hanna Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46241
Northern Indiana Indiana IWX 7506 E 850 N Syracuse, IN 46567
Davenport/Quad Cities Iowa DVN 9040 Harrison Street (Davenport Municipal Airport) Davenport, IA, 52806
Des Moines Iowa DMX 9607 NW Beaver Drive Johnston, IA 50131
Dodge City Kansas DDC 104 Airport Road Dodge City, KS, 67801
Goodland Kansas GLD 920 Armory Road Goodland, KS 67735
Topeka Kansas TOP 1116 NE Strait Avenue Topeka, KS 66616
Wichita Kansas ICT 2142 S. Tyler Road Wichita, KS 67209
Jackson Kentucky JKL 1329 Airport Road Jackson, KY 41339
Louisville Kentucky LMK 6201 Theiler Lane Louisville, KY 40229
Paducah Kentucky PAH 8250 Kentucky Highway 3520 West Paducah, KY 42086
Detroit/Pontiac Michigan DTX 9200 White Lake Road White Lake, MI 48386
Gaylord Michigan APX 8800 Passenheim Road Gaylord, MI 49735
Grand Rapids Michigan GRR 4899 South Complex Drive SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Marquette Michigan MQT 112 Airpark Drive South Negaunee, MI 49866
Duluth Minnesota DLH 5027 Miller Trunk Highway Duluth, MN 55811
Chanhassen/Twin Cities Minnesota MPX 1733 Lake Drive West Chanhassen, MN, 55317
Kansas City/Pleasant Hill Missouri EAX 1803 North 7 Highway Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
Springfield Missouri SGF 5805 West Highway EE Springfield, MO 65802
St. Louis Missouri LSX 12 Missouri Research Park Drive St. Charles, MO 63304
Hastings Nebraska GID 6365 North Osborne Drive West Hastings, NE 68901
North Platte Nebraska LBF 5250 E. Lee Bird Drive North Platte, NE 69101
Omaha/Valley Nebraska OAX 6707 North 288th Street Valley, NE 68064
Bismarck North Dakota BIS 2301 University Drive Building 27 Bismarck, ND 58504
Grand Forks North Dakota FGF 4797 Technology Circle Grand Forks, ND 58203
Aberdeen South Dakota ABR 824 Brown County 14 South Aberdeen, SD 57401
Rapid City South Dakota UNR 300 East Signal Drive Rapid City, SD 57701
Sioux Falls South Dakota FSD 26 Weather Lane Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Green Bay Wisconsin GRB 2485 South Point Road Green Bay, WI 54313
La Crosse Wisconsin ARX N2788 County Road FA La Crosse, WI 54601
Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin MKX N3533 Hardscrabble Road Dousman, WI 53118
Cheyenne Wyoming CYS 1301 Airport Parkway Cheyenne, WY 82001
Riverton Wyoming RIW 12744 West US Highway 26 Riverton, WY 82501

Eastern Region[edit]

Forecast office State Office call sign Address
Caribou Maine CAR 810 Main St, Caribou, ME 04736
Gray/Portland Maine GYX 1 Weather Ln, Gray, ME 04039
Boston Massachusetts BOX 46 Commerce Way, Norton, MA 02766
Mount Holly/Philadelphia New Jersey PHI 732 Woodlane Rd, Mt Holly, NJ 08060
Albany New York ALY 251 Fuller Rd B-300, Albany, NY 12203
Binghamton New York BGM 32 Dawes Dr, Johnson City, NY 13790
Buffalo New York BUF 587 Aero Dr, Buffalo, NY 14225
New York/Upton New York OKX 175 Brookhaven Ave, Upton, NY 11973
Newport/Morehead City North Carolina MHX 533 Roberts Rd, Newport, NC 28570
Raleigh North Carolina RAH 1005 Capability Dr #300, Raleigh, NC 27606
Wilmington North Carolina ILM 2015 Gardner Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405
Cleveland Ohio CLE 5301 W Hangar Rd, Cleveland, OH 44135
Wilmington Ohio ILN 1901 OH-134, Wilmington, OH 45177
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania PBZ 192 Shafer Rd, Coraopolis, PA 15108
State College Pennsylvania CTP 328 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803
Charleston South Carolina CHS 5777 S Aviation Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406
Columbia South Carolina CAE 2909 Aviation Way West, Columbia, SC 29170
Greenville-Spartanburg South Carolina GSP 1549 GSP Dr, Greer, SC 29651
Burlington Vermont BTV 1200 Airport Dr, South Burlington, VT 05403
Baltimore/Washington Virginia LWX 43858 Weather Service Road, Sterling, VA 20166
Blacksburg/Roanoke Virginia RNK 1750 Forecast Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Wakefield Virginia AKQ 10009 General Mahone Hwy, Wakefield, VA 23888
Charleston West Virginia RLX 400 Parkway Rd, Charleston, WV 25309

Pacific Region[edit]

Forecast office State Office call sign Address
Guam Guam GUM 3232 Hueneme Rd, Barrigada, GU, 96913
Honolulu Hawaii HFO[6] 2525 Correa Rd # 250, Honolulu, HI 96822

Southern Region[edit]

Forecast office State Office call sign Address
Birmingham Alabama BMX 465 Weather Vane Rd, Calera, AL 35040
Huntsville Alabama HUN 320 Sparkman Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35805
Mobile/Pensacola Alabama MOB 8400 Airport Blvd #11, Mobile, AL 36608
Little Rock Arkansas LZK 8400 Remount Rd, North Little Rock, AR 72118
Jacksonville Florida JAX 13701 Fang Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Key West Florida KEY 1315 White St, Key West, FL 33040
Melbourne Florida MLB 421 Croton Rd, Melbourne, FL 32901
Miami Florida MFL 11691 SW 17th Street Miami, FL 33165
Tallahassee Florida TAE 1017 Academic Way, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Tampa Florida TBW 2525 14th Ave SE, Ruskin, FL 33570
Peachtree City/Atlanta Georgia FFC 4 Falcon Dr, Peachtree City, GA 30269
Lake Charles Louisiana LCH 500 Airport Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70607
New Orleans/Baton Rouge Louisiana LIX 62300 Airport Rd. Slidell, LA 70460
Shreveport Louisiana SHV 5655 Hollywood Ave, Shreveport, LA 71109
Jackson Mississippi JAN 234 Weather Service Dr, Flowood, MS 39232
Albuquerque New Mexico ABQ 2341 Clark Carr Loop SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Norman/Oklahoma City Oklahoma OUN 120 David L. Boren Blvd. Suite 2400, Norman, OK 73072
Tulsa Oklahoma TSA 10159 E 11th St #300, Tulsa, OK 74128
San Juan Puerto Rico SJU 5000 Expreso Román Baldorioty de Castro, Carolina, PR 00979
Memphis Tennessee MEG 7777 Walnut Grove Rd #1, Memphis, TN 38120
Morristown/Knoxville Tennessee MRX 5974 Commerce Blvd, Talbott, TN 37877
Nashville Tennessee OHX 500 Weather Station Rd, Old Hickory, TN 37138
Amarillo Texas AMA 1900 English Rd, Amarillo, TX 79108
Austin/San Antonio Texas EWX 2090 Airport Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Brownsville Texas BRO 20 S Vermillion Ave, Brownsville, TX 78521
Corpus Christi Texas CRP 426 Pinson Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78406
El Paso Texas EPZ 7955 Airport Rd, Santa Teresa, NM 88008
Fort Worth-Dallas Texas FWD 3401 Northern Cross Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76137
Houston/Galveston Texas HGX 1353 FM646, Dickinson, TX 77539
Lubbock Texas LUB 2579 S Loop 289 #100, Lubbock, TX 79423
Midland/Odessa Texas MAF 2500 Challenger Dr, Midland, TX 79706
San Angelo Texas SJT 7654 Knickerbocker Rd, San Angelo, TX 76904

Western Region[edit]

Forecast office State Office call sign Address
Flagstaff Arizona FGZ Forest Service Rd 751B, Happy Jack, AZ 86024
Phoenix Arizona PSR 1500 N Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Tucson Arizona TWC 520 N Park Ave #304, Tucson, AZ 85719
Eureka California EKA 300 Startare Dr, Eureka, CA 95501
Los Angeles/Oxnard California LOX 520 N Elevar St, Oxnard, CA 93030
Sacramento California STO 3310 El Camino Ave # 228, Sacramento, CA 95821
San Diego California SGX 11440 W Bernardo Ct #230, San Diego, CA 92127
San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey California MTR 21 Grace Hopper Ave, Monterey, CA 93943
San Joaquin Valley/Hanford California HNX 900 Foggy Bottom Rd, Hanford, CA 93230
Boise Idaho BOI NIFC Building 3807, 3833 Development Ave, Boise, ID 83705
Pocatello Idaho PIH 1945 Beechcraft Ave, Pocatello, ID 83204
Billings Montana BYZ 2170 Overland Ave, Billings, MT 59102
Glasgow Montana GGW 92 Airport Rd, Glasgow, MT 59230
Great Falls Montana TFX 5324 Tri Hill Frontage Rd, Great Falls, MT 59404
Missoula Montana MSO 6633 Aviation Way, Missoula, MT 59808
Elko Nevada LKN 3720 Paradise Dr, Elko, NV 89801
Las Vegas Nevada VEF 7851 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89139
Reno Nevada REV 2350 Raggio Pkwy, Reno, NV 89512
Medford Oregon MFR 4003 Cirrus Dr, Medford, OR 97504
Pendleton Oregon PDT 2001 NW 56th St, Pendleton, OR 97801
Portland Oregon PQR 5241 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230
Salt Lake City Utah SLC 2242 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Seattle Washington SEW 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Spokane Washington OTX 2601 N Rambo Rd, Spokane, WA 99224

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Weather Service (2012-09-19). "National Weather Service Organization". weather.gov. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 
  2. ^ National Weather Service. "NWS MKX Office Brochure" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  3. ^ "National Weather Service, Anchorage Forecast Office". noaa.gov. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "National Weather Service, Fairbanks Forecast Office, AK". noaa.gov. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "National Weather Service, Juneau Forecast Office". noaa.gov. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  6. ^ [1], Honolulu WFO homepage.