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Severe Thunderstorms Possible for the Central Gulf Coast; More Storms Move into the West

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible over the next several days along the central Gulf Coast and portions of the southeast. Storms may contain damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes. Meanwhile, more storms will bring heavy rain, with heavy snow in the mountains to California and the southern Rockies through the weekend. Read More >

Welcome to the International Activities Office


Contact
Courtney Draggon
courtney.draggon@noaa.gov
301-427-9046

 

 

The International Activities Office (IA) coordinates all international cooperation for the National Weather Service (NWS) and is located within the Office of the Assistant Administrator for Weather Services. Laura K. Furgione, who is the NWS Deputy Director, also serves as the Permanent Representative for the United States with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

IA supports the US Permanent Representative in coordinating US participation in WMO Technical Commissions, Regional Associations, and Executive Council. IA program analysts manage bilateral relations, implement projects, oversee the travel of NWS experts, represent the NWS at international meetings, and coordinate with other federal agencies and non-governmental partners. Click on Staff for a list of IA employees, their areas of responsibility, and contact information.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact us.

- Courtney Draggon, Director

International Agreements

Coordinates and monitors bilateral agreements for cooperation in meteorology and hydrology between the United States and other countries

World Meteorological Organization

Supports the Permanent Representative (PR) of the United States to the World Meteorological Organization of the United Nations and participates in technical commissions

Foreign Travel and Visitors

  • Manages NWS foreign travel process
  • Coordinates NWS international training program including Tropical Desk, Africa Desk, and Pacific Desk