Happy 150th, National Weather Service!

Wow, 150 years of serving the nation. Thank you, National Weather Service!
1871 Weather Map
Over the course of its 150 years, the NWS has saved millions of lives and enhanced our standard of living.

In 1870, we knew very little about weather science. Day-to-day forecasting was mostly extrapolation. Tornadoes and hurricanes were nearly impossible to forecast.
The employees of today's National Weather Service are extremely dedicated and use modern science to provide important services to the public-at-large. The story of the quest to learn to warn of major storms is here.

So, thank you National Weather Service. Here's to the next 150.


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