The National Weather Service (NWS) operational weather forecast offices across the country issue weather warnings, watches, advisories and forecasts. Your local office is in Cleveland and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of commerce in northern Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania and Lake Erie.We are an agency within NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is part of the Department of Commerce within the federal government.
Our Forecast Area
The staff includes:
Meteorologist-in-Charge (MIC): The boss. Directs office operations, staff and administrative programs.
Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM): Public/office liason. Outreach and coordination programs. Directs the office weather warning program.
Science Operations Officer (SOO): Office education and training programs. Cordinates local scientific studies.
Electronic Systems Analyst (ESA): Directs the office electronic staff and maintenance program.
Service Hydrologist: Directs and coordinates the local hydrology program.
Information Technology Officer (IT) : Hardware maintenance and software support for operations.
Senior Forecaster: Lead Meteorologist and operational shift supervisor (staff of 5). Forecast and warning operations.
General Forecaster: Operational Meteorologist (staff of 6). Forecast and warning operations.
Hydro-Meteorological Technician (HMT): Data collection and quality control, NOAA Weather radio operations, short term forecast and warning operations (staff of 4).
Meteorologist Intern: Forecaster/HMT in training (staff of 1 to 3).
Electronic Technician: Maintenance of office and field equipment, hardware, and software (staff of 4).
Administrative Support (ASA): Office/staff administration.