NWS Local Office History Links

Many NWS local offices have developed their own Heritage websites.
Click on the links below to learn more about NWS history in your home town!

NWS Fairbanks, AK NWS Anchorage, AK NWS Juneau, AK       NWS Seattle, WA NWS Portland, OR NWS Spokane, WA NWS Pendleton, OR NWS Missoula, MT NWS Boise, ID NWS Great Falls, MT NWS Glasgow, MT NWS Pocatello, ID NWS Sacramento, CA NWS Eureka, CA NWS San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA NWS Medford, OR NWS Reno, NV NWS Hanford, CA NWS San Diego, CA NWS Elko, NV NWS Las Vegas, NV NWS Phoenix, AZ NWS Salt Lake City, UT NWS Riverton, WY NWS Billings, MT NWS Flagstaff, AZ NWS Tucson, AZ NWS El Paso, TX NWS Albuquerque, NM NWS Amarillo, TX NWS Lubbock, TX NWS Midland/Odessa, TX NWS San Angelo, TX NWS Austin/San Antonio, TX NWS Corpus Christi, TX NWS Brownsville, TX NWS Houston/Galveston, TX NWS Dallas/Fort Worth, TX NWS Norman, OK NWS Shreveport, LA NWS Lake Charles, LA NWS Tulsa, OK NWS Little Rock, AR NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA NWS Jackson, MS NWS Memphis, TN NWS Mobile, AL/Pensacola, FL NWS Birmingham, AL NWS Huntsville, AL NWS Nashville, TN NWS Guam NWS Honolulu, HI NWS San Juan, PR NWS Key West, FL NWS Miami - South Florida NWS Melbourne, FL NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL NWS Tallahassee, FL NWS Jacksonville, FL NWS Peachtree City, GA NWS Denver/Boulder, CO NWS Grand Junction, CO NWS Pueblo, CO NWS Goodland, KS NWS Dodge City, KS NWS Rapid City, SD NWS Aberdeen, SD NWS Bismarck, ND NWS Grand Forks, ND NWS Cheyenne, WY NWS North Platte, NE NWS Hastings, NE NWS Wichita, KS NWS Topeka, KS NWS Omaha/Valley, NE NWS Sioux Falls, SD NWS Twin Cities/Chanhassen, MN NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO NWS Springfield, MO NWS La Crosse, WI NWS Des Moines, IA NWS Marquette, MI NWS Duluth, MN NWS Green Bay, WI NWS Quad Cities, IA/IL NWS Paducah, KY NWS St. Louis, MO NWS Lincoln, IL NWS Chicago, IL NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI NWS Gaylord, MI NWS Grand Rapids, MI NWS Northern Indiana NWS Indianapolis, IN NWS Louisville, KY NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI NWS Wilmington, OH NWS Charleston, WV NWS Pittsburgh, PA NWS Jackson, KY NWS Charleston, SC NWS Columbia, SC NWS Greenville-Spartanburg, SC NWS Morristown, TN NWS Blacksburg, VA NWS Wilmington, NC NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC NWS Newport/Morehead, NC NWS Wakefield, VA NWS Baltimore, MD/Washington D. C. NWS Cleveland, OH NWS Buffalo, NY NWS State College, PA NWS New York, NY NWS Philadelphia/Mt Holly, PA NWS Binghamton, NY NWS Albany, NY NWS Burlington, VT NWS Boston / Taunton, MA NWS Gray/Portland, ME NWS Caribou, ME                                               

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Summarized listings of all past and present NWS offices:
https://www.weather.gov/ilx/nws-wb-history

Explore the evolution of Signal Service, Weather Bureau and National Weather Service via an ArcGIS Story Map. 

Alaska Region:

Office ID Station Name Address
AFC Anchorage, AK N/A
AFG Fairbanks, AK N/A
AJK Juneau, AK https://www.weather.gov/ajk/OurOffice-History

Central Region:

Office ID Station Name Address
ABR Aberdeen, SD https://www.weather.gov/abr/office
APX North Central Lower Michigan N/A
ARX La Crosse, WI https://www.weather.gov/arx/station_digest
BIS Bismarck, ND N/A
BOU Denver/Boulder, CO N/A
CYS Cheyenne, WY https://www.weather.gov/cys/history
DDC Dodge City, KS https://www.weather.gov/ddc/ddchist
DMX Des Moines, IA https://www.weather.gov/dmx/about
DLH Duluth, MN https://www.weather.gov/dlh/ouroffice
DTX Detroit/Pontiac, MI https://www.weather.gov/dtx/office3
DVN Quad Cities, IA/IL https://www.weather.gov/dvn/aboutus#history
EAX Kansas City/ Pleasant Hill, MO https://www.weather.gov/eax/office-history
FGF Grand Forks, ND https://www.weather.gov/fgf/officehistory
FSD Sioux Falls, SD https://www.weather.gov/fsd/fsdstationhistory
GID Hastings, NE https://www.weather.gov/gid/stationhistory
GJT Grand Junction, CO https://www.weather.gov/gjt/history
GLD Goodland, KS https://www.weather.gov/gld/ouroffice-stationhistory
GRB Green Bay, WI https://www.weather.gov/grb/history
GRR Grand Rapids, MI N/A
ICT Wichita, KS https://www.weather.gov/ict/history
ILX Central Illinois https://www.weather.gov/ilx/nwshistory
IND Indianapolis, IN https://www.weather.gov/ind/aboutus
IWX Northern Indiana N/A
JKL Jackson, KY https://www.weather.gov/jkl/virtualtour
LBF North Platte, NE https://www.weather.gov/lbf/history
LMK Louisville, KY https://www.weather.gov/lmk/lmk_history
LOT Chicago, IL N/A
LSX St. Louis, MO https://www.weather.gov/lsx/stl_history
MKX Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI N/A
MPX Twin Cities/ Chanhassen, MN N/A
MQT Marquette, MI https://www.weather.gov/mqt/stationhistory
OAX Omaha/Valley, NE https://www.weather.gov/oax/oax-history
PAH Paducah, KY https://www.weather.gov/pah/Paducah_Office_History
PUB Pueblo, CO https://www.weather.gov/pub/stationDigest
RIW Riverton, WY N/A
SGF Springfield, MO https://www.weather.gov/sgf/office_history
TOP Topeka, KS https://www.weather.gov/top/office
UNR Rapid City, SD https://www.weather.gov/unr/aboutus

Eastern Region:

Office ID Station Name Address
AKQ Wakefield, VA N/A
ALY Albany, NY View PDF
BGM Binghamton, NY N/A
BOX Boston/Norton, MA https://www.weather.gov/box/about
BTV Burlington, VT N/A
BUF Buffalo, NY N/A
CAE Columbia, SC https://www.weather.gov/cae/history.html
CAR Caribou, ME N/A
CHS Charleston, SC https://www.weather.gov/chs/chshistory
CLE Cleveland, OH https://www.weather.gov/cle/station_history
CTP State College, PA https://www.weather.gov/ctp/NWSCTPHistory
GSP Greenville-
Spartanburg, SC
N/A
GYX Gray/Portland, ME N/A
ILM Wilmington, NC https://www.weather.gov/ilm/TimelineNWSILM
ILN Wilmington, OH https://www.weather.gov/iln/office
LWX Baltimore/Washington N/A
MHX Newport/Morehead City, NC N/A
OKX New York, NY https://www.weather.gov/okx/history
PBZ Pittsburgh, PA https://www.weather.gov/pbz/stationhistory
PHI Philadelphia/
Mt. Holly, NJ
N/A
RAH Raleigh, NC https://www.weather.gov/rah/history
RLX Charleston, WV N/A
RNK Blacksburg, VA N/A

Pacific Region:

Office ID Station Name Address
GUM Tiyan, GU N/A
HFO Honolulu, HI https://www.weather.gov/hfo/history
HTO Hilo, HI N/A
KMR Majuro, RMI N/A
PPG Pago Pago, AS https://www.weather.gov/ppg/dedication
TKK Chuuk, FSM N/A
TTP Pohnpei, FSM N/A
TRO Koror, Palau N/A
TYA Yap, FSM N/A

Southern Region:

Office ID Station Name Address
ABQ Albuquerque, NM https://www.weather.gov/abq/officehistory
AMA Amarillo, TX https://www.weather.gov/ama/history
BMX Birmingham, AL https://www.weather.gov/bmx/bmxhistory
BRO Brownsville, TX N/A
CRP Corpus Christi, TX https://www.weather.gov/crp/station_history
EPZ El Paso, TX/NM https://www.weather.gov/epz/officehistory
EWX Austin/San Antonio, TX https://www.weather.gov/ewx/about
FFC Atlanta/ Peachtree City, GA https://www.weather.gov/ffc/history
FWD Fort Worth, TX N/A
HGX Houston/Galveston, TX https://www.weather.gov/hgx/office
HUN Huntsville, AL https://www.weather.gov/hun/aboutus_revised
JAN Jackson, MS N/A
JAX Jacksonville, FL https://www.weather.gov/jax/about_our_office
KEY Key West, FL https://www.weather.gov/key/history
LCH Lake Charles, LA https://www.weather.gov/lch/mission
LIX New Orleans/
Baton Rouge, LA
https://www.weather.gov/lix/history
LUB Lubbock, TX https://www.weather.gov/lub/lubhistory
LZK Little Rock, AR N/A
MAF Midland/Odessa, TX N/A
MEG Memphis, TN https://www.weather.gov/meg/background
MFL Miami, FL https://www.weather.gov/mfl/floridahistorypage
MLB Melbourne, FL https://www.weather.gov/mlb/office_history
MOB Mobile/Pensacola https://www.weather.gov/mob/history
MRX Morristown, TN N/A
OHX Nashville, TN N/A
OUN Norman, OK https://www.weather.gov/oun/officehistory
SHV Shreveport, LA https://www.weather.gov/shv/ouroffice
SJT San Angelo, TX N/A
SJU San Juan, PR https://www.weather.gov/sju/office
TAE Tallahassee, FL N/A
TBW Tampa Bay Area, FL https://www.weather.gov/tbw/tampabayofficetourhistory
TSA Tulsa, OK N/A

Western Region:

Office ID Station Name Address
BOI Boise, ID https://www.weather.gov/boi/wfohistory
BYZ Billings, MT https://www.weather.gov/byz/office_history
EKA Eureka, CA N/A
FGZ Flagstaff, AZ N/A
GGW Glasgow, MT https://www.weather.gov/ggw/history
HNX Hanford, CA https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/hnx/nwssjv.php
LKN Elko, NV N/A
LOX Los Angeles/ Oxnard, CA N/A
MFR Medford, OR https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/information/history.php?wfo=mfr
MSO Missoula, MT N/A
MTO San Francisco/ Monterey, CA N/A
OTX Spokane, WA N/A
PDT Pendleton, OR https://www.weather.gov/pdt/station_profile
PIH Pocatello, ID https://www.weather.gov/pih/OurOffice
PQR Portland, OR N/A
PSR Phoenix, AZ N/A
REV Reno, NV https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/rev/history/
SEW Seattle, WA N/A
SGX San Diego, CA N/A
SLC Salt Lake City, UT N/A
STO Sacramento, CA N/A
TFX Great Falls, MT N/A
TWC Tucson, AZ N/A
VEF Las Vegas, NV View PDF

Center Weather Service Units:

Office ID Station Name Address
ZAB Albuquerque N/A
ZAN Anchorage N/A
ZAU Chicago N/A
ZBW Boston N/A
ZDC Washington DC N/A
ZDV Denver N/A
ZFW Fort Worth N/A
ZHU Houston https://www.weather.gov/zhu/ouroffice
ZID Indianapolis N/A
ZJX Jacksonville N/A
ZKC Kansas City N/A
ZLA Los Angeles N/A
ZLC Salt Lake City N/A
ZMA Miami N/A
ZME Memphis https://www.weather.gov/zme/aboutus
ZMP Minneapolis N/A
ZNY New York N/A
ZOA Oakland N/A
ZOB Cleveland N/A
ZSE Seattle N/A
ZTL Atlanta N/A

National Centers and Support Offices:

Office ID Office Name Address
AAWU Alaska Aviation Weather Unit N/A
AWC Aviation Weather Center N/A
CPC Climate Prediction Center N/A
EMC Environmental Modeling Center N/A
NCO NCEP Central Operations N/A
NDBC National Data Buoy Center N/A
NHC National Hurricane Center https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutintro.shtml
NWSTC NWS Training Center N/A
NTWC National Tsunami Warning Center https://ntwc.ncep.noaa.gov/?page=history
OPC Ocean Prediction Center N/A
OWP Office of Water Prediction N/A
PTWC Pacific Tsunami Warning Center https://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/history.php
SMG Spaceflight Meteorology Group https://www.weather.gov/smg/SMGHistory
SPC Storm Prediction Center https://www.spc.noaa.gov/history/early.html
SWPC Space Weather Prediction Center N/A
WPC Weather Prediction Center view PDF

River Forecast Centers:

Office ID Office Name Address
ABRFC Arkansas-Red Basin RFC https://www.weather.gov/abrfc/aboutpage
APRFC Alaska-Pacific RFC https://www.weather.gov/aprfc/history
CBRFC Colorado Basin RFC https://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/rfc/docs/RFCs/CBRFC.pdf
CNRFC California-Nevada RFC https://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/rfc/docs/RFCs/CNRFC.pdf
LMRFC Lower Mississippi RFC https://www.weather.gov/lmrfc/additionalinfo_office_history
MARFC Middle Atlantic RFC https://www.weather.gov/media/marfc/FactSheets/MARFC_brochure-1.pdf
MBRFC Missouri Basin RFC https://www.weather.gov/mbrfc/compend
NCRFC North Central RFC https://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/rfc/docs/RFCs/NCRFC.pdf
NERFC Northeast RFC https://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/rfc/docs/RFCs/NERFC.pdf
NWRFC Northwest RFC https://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/rfc/docs/RFCs/NWRFC.pdf
OHRFC Ohio RFC https://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/rfc/docs/RFCs/OHRFC.pdf
SERFC Southeast RFC https://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/rfc/docs/RFCs/SERFC.pdf
WGRFC West Gulf RFC https://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/rfc/docs/RFCs/WGRFC.pdf

Headquarters:

Office ID Office Name Address
ARH Alaska Region HQ N/A
CRH Central Region HQ N/A
ERH Eastern Region HQ N/A
PRH Pacific Region HQ N/A
SRH Southern Region HQ N/A
WRH Western Region HQ N/A
WSH NWS HQ https://vlab.ncep.noaa.gov/web/nws-heritage