National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington

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The Baltimore/Washington NWS Office

The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington is a local office of the National Weather Service responsible for monitoring weather conditions in 44 counties in eastern West Virginia, northern and central Virginia, the majority of the state of Maryland, as well as the city of Washington, D.C.. Although labeled as the NWS Baltimore/Washington, its actual location is off Old Ox Road (Virginia State Route 606) in the Dulles section of Sterling, Virginia, adjacent to Washington Dulles International Airport.

Service map for the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington.

The NWS Baltimore/Washington currently employs about 25 people including meteorologists, support personnel, and management staff, working rotating shifts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Jurisdictions served[edit]

District of Columbia[edit]



Independent city[edit]



Independent cities[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Aviation weather services locations[edit]

First-order/climate sites[edit]


  • Maryland
  • Virginia
    • Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport
    • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Arlington)
    • Washington Dulles International Airport (Chantilly/Sterling)
  • West Virginia
    • Eastern WV Regional Airport (Martinsburg)

NOAA Weather Radio[edit]

The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington forecast office provides programming for eight NOAA Weather Radio stations.[2]

City of license Call sign Frequency (MHz) Power
Baltimore, Maryland KEC83 162.400 MHz 1,000 watts
Hagerstown, Maryland WXM42 162.475 MHz 1,000 watts
Manassas, Virginia KHB36 162.550 MHz 1,000 watts
Moorefield, West Virginia WXM73 162.400 MHz 500 watts
Frostburg, Maryland WXM43 162.425 MHz 300 watts
Charlottesville, Virginia KZZ28 162.450 MHz 1,000 watts
Washington DC WNG736 162.450 MHz 300 watts
Fredericksburg, Virginia WZ2527 162.425 MHz 300 watts


  1. ^ "Local Climatology Reporting Locations". National Weather Service Sterling, VA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  2. ^ NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio, NOAA. Retrieved August 2, 2018.

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