The National Weather Service is a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

Our Mission

Provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

Our Vision

A Weather-Ready Nation: Society is Prepared for and Responds to Weather-Dependent Events 

Our History

Explore various milestones in the history of the National Weather Service and our predecessor agencies, dating back to the 1800s, on our interactive timeline.