Learn how forecasts are made, National Weather Service open house Thursday afternoon

    Visitors will meet the staff, find out how weather forecasts are utilized by different segments of society, receive safety preparedness tips, and see first-hand how the National Weather Service develops forecasts and severe weather warnings.

    NOAA’s National Weather Service’s Juneau Forecast Office will open its doors to the general public on Thursday.

    The theme is "Building Community Awareness to Reduce Hazardous Weather Impacts.”

    This open house is part of the National Weather Service’s effort to create a Weather-Ready Nation, and official word is the weather will be great!

    Wes Adkins (National Weather Service Meteorologist) and Kimberly Vaughan (NWS Observing Program Leader) were guests on Capital Chat with host Sharon Gaiptman Tuesday.

    Vaughn detailed her volunteer program ...

    At Thursday's open house, visitors will meet the staff, find out how weather forecasts are utilized by different segments of society, receive safety preparedness tips, and see first-hand how the National Weather Service develops and disseminates forecasts and severe weather warnings to the public.

    The general public is invited to NOAA’s National Weather Service Juneau Weather Forecast Office at 8500 Mendenhall Loop Road from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.

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