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National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is an agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, and other weather-related products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information. It is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration branch of the Department of Commerce, and is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland . The agency was known as the United States Weather Bureau from 1870 until it adopted its current name in 1970. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
National Weather Service has hosted 4 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1995 News Conference. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 1999 with an average of 108 views per video. Most appearances with Joe Friday (2). Most common tag: Science & Technology.

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    New Weather Forecasting System

    National Weather Service and Commerce department officials briefed reporters on the deployment of equipment for a new…

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    Spring Flood Potential

    Weather Service officials talked about weather conditions that could lead to flooding this spring. They took questions from…

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    Weather Service Modernization

    The National Weather Service held a news conference and discussed the weather radar modification plan.

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    Hurricane Season Review

    Representatives from various agencies dealing with hurricanes evaluated the 1995 season and its numerous and unusual…

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