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Industrial Meteorology in the National Weather Service

Private sector organizations, ranging from consultants to the media to information service companies, are vital to meeting America's needs for weather information. These organizations, often referred to as the Industrial Meteorology (IM) community, together serve as critical intermediaries to make National Weather Service (NWS) information available to all and to provide specialized services outside the NWS mission. This part of the NWS web site indexes information of interest to the IM community.

On September 23, 2005, NWS made a decision (based on public feedback) not to replace its listings of Commercial Weather Providers Serving the US and Commercial Weather Vendor Web Sites Serving the US by pointing only to non-NWS listings. This decision was based on public comments on the proposed termination of the NWS listing service (for more information, click here).

We have redesigned our web site to provide both NWS and Non-NWS listings.

NWS Systems Change/Status Notices
Technical Reference
Commercial Weather Providers Serving the U.S.
Policy Reference
Commercial Weather Vendor Web Sites Serving the U.S.
NWS/NOAA  Software Links
Other Software
Community Links


The reorganization of NWS Headquarters, effective October 8, 2000, produced a more modern and effective headquarters structure with an enhanced ability to support the Industrial Meteorology community, primarily through two headquarters offices:

Both offices are staffed with a strong team of professionals committed to an effective partnership between the IM community and the NWS to meet the Nation's needs.

Edward R. Johnson, Director
Office of Strategic Planning and Policy
David Caldwell,
Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services

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