NWS Forecast Office

Weather Service employee to receive Commerce Department Bronze award

Sep 24th, 2000 | By Keli Pirtle

The U.S. Department of Commerce will award its Bronze Medal to National Weather Service (NWS) employee David Andra, Science and Operations Officer (SOO) at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman, Okla., for his outstanding contributions to the short term forecast and warning capabilities of NWS forecast offices across the nation.

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National Weather Service offers help programming NOAA weather radios

May 15th, 2000 | By Keli Pirtle

Staff from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman will help NOAA Weather Radio owners program their units from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (May 20) at Crossroads Mall, 7000 Crossroads Boulevard, in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City area residents have purchased more than 13,000 life-saving NOAA Weather Radios through a special program that began three months ago. Operation Warn is an initiative to make available 100,000 specially-priced NOAA Weather Radios to Oklahoma City residents by the end of 2002 coordinated by Oklahoma City Emergency Management, Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service.

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National Weather Service offers help programming NOAA weather radios

Apr 14th, 2000 | By Keli Pirtle

Staff from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman will help NOAA Weather Radio owners program their units from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (April 15) at Quail Springs Mall, 2501 W. Memorial Road, in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City area residents have purchased nearly 9,000 life-saving NOAA Weather Radios through a special program that began two months ago. Operation Warn is an initiative to make available 100,000 specially-priced NOAA Weather Radios to Oklahoma City residents by the end of 2002 coordinated by Oklahoma City Emergency Management, Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service.

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National Weather Service offers help programming NOAA weather radios

Mar 23rd, 2000 | By Keli Pirtle

Staff from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman will help NOAA Weather Radio owners program their units from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (March 25) at Sooner Mall, 3301 W. Main St., in Norman.

Oklahoma City area residents have purchased nearly 8,000 life-saving NOAA Weather Radios through a special program that began five weeks ago. Operation Warn is an initiative to make available 100,000 specially-priced NOAA Weather Radios to Oklahoma City residents by the end of 2002 coordinated by Oklahoma City Emergency Management, Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service.

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Fundamentals are key to saving lives when tornadoes strike

Mar 20th, 2000 | By Keli Pirtle

As the spring severe weather season thunders in, the American Meteorological Society is urging everyone to learn more about the threat and danger of tornadoes, to have an action plan in case one touches down nearby, to understand the severe weather warning process, and to follow basic safety rules. The goal is simple – to save lives and property.

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New program offers special price for life-saving NOAA weather radio

Feb 17th, 2000 | By Keli Pirtle

The recent tornadoes in Georgia proved when severe weather strikes, especially during the night, a NOAA Weather Radio can save your life. Today, one community announced a new program to make NOAA Weather Radio ownership more common among its residents.

“Operation Warn,” an initiative to make available 100,000 specially-priced NOAA Weather Radios to Oklahoma City area residents by the end of 2002, was announced today by project coordinators from the Oklahoma City Emergency Management, Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service.

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Storm spotter training planned

Feb 11th, 2000 | By Keli Pirtle

Representatives of the National Weather Service Norman Forecast Office, in conjunction with local county emergency managers, will conduct storm spotter training in February and March throughout central and western Oklahoma and north Texas.

The basic information sessions are open to current spotters and the general public. National Weather Service (NWS) presenters will include Meteorologist-in-Charge Dennis McCarthy, Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jim Purpura and Forecasters Dave Floyd, Dan Miller and Doug Speheger.

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Weather observer receives 45 year Length of Service award

Feb 9th, 2000 | By Keli Pirtle

Every day for 45 years, Marlow resident Ernest H. Muncrief has reported weather observations to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman. He was recognized today (Feb. 9) for his exceptional volunteer service as a cooperative weather observer by National Weather Service representatives who presented him with a 45-year pin and certificate during a Marlow Lion’s Club meeting.

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NOAA study seeks to improve accuracy of winter weather forecasts

Jan 31st, 2000 | By Keli Pirtle

For people living in and traveling through the mountain regions in the western United States, winter weather can be unpredictable. This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) begins a month-long research project to learn more about snow and rain in mountain areas with the ultimate goal of improving future winter weather forecasts.

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Weather observer receives Length of Service award

Jan 19th, 2000 | By Keli Pirtle

An Oklahoman was recognized today for 30 years of exceptional volunteer service as a weather observer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service.

On Tuesday, National Weather Service (NWS) representatives presented Letha Crispin of Taloga, Okla., with a 30-year pin and certificate for her outstanding achievements in the field of meteorological observations during a Taloga Kiwanis Club meeting at the Taloga Christian Church.

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