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NOAA National Weather Service

Acronym:  NOAA NWS

Description:  The National Weather Service is a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is an Operating Unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.

Web Site:  http://www.weather.gov/

Duration:  02/09/1870 to present  (as of 04/08/2011)

Contact Name:  NWS Webmaster

Contact Email:  w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov

Contact Web Url:  http://www.weather.gov/feedback.php

Mission Statement:  The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.

Information Web Url:  http://www.weather.gov/admin.php

Data Access Policy:  The information on government servers are in the public domain, unless specifically annotated otherwise, and may be used freely by the public so long as you do not 1) claim it is your own (e.g. by claiming copyright for NWS information -- see below), 2) use it in a manner that implies an endorsement or affiliation with NOAA/NWS, or 3) modify it in content and then present it as official government material. You also cannot present information of your own in a way that makes it appear to be official government information (see http://www.weather.gov/disclaimer.php for more information).

News Web Url:  http://www.weather.gov/pa/

Monitoring Programs:  NWS Cooperative Observer Program

Monitoring Stations:  1270 stations are registered in the database (search/display)

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