Office Tour Policy
Due to heightened security measures
tours are extremely limited.
Strict new guidelines are in place for tours of government offices in reponse to the events of
September 11, 2001. Here are the tour policies for the National Weather Service.s
Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office. Please review below rules to make sure your group is eligible
prior to submitting a tour request.
Tours are for adults & children aged 12 and higher.
Tours are by appointment only, and must be made at least 1 month in advance.
Groups of 40 or less, however groups of 20+ will be broken into two.
Everyone must be a U.S. citizen.
A photo ID (for adults) is required.
If your group fits the above rules, and you may contact our office to schedule a tour by
e-mailing Kevin.Witt@noaa.gov. If you don't have access to email you can call (703) 996-2200.
You must provide the following information in your e-mail:
A contact name and phone number.
Proposed dates & times, or a general time frame.
Evening tours can include a balloon launch, if requested.
Tours will be conducted on "fair weather" days only. If severe
weather, winter weather or flooding ends up being expected on the day of your visit, your tour will
be rescheduled and/or cancelled.
You will be required to call the Lead Forecaster, at 703-996-2000, on duty the day
before your scheduled visit to receive the final confirmation for your tour. (It is at this time
your tour would be cancelled for inclement weather.)
Failure to coordinate with the Lead Forecaster on Duty the day before your tour can
result in the cancellation of your tour, even if no inclement weather is forecast.