732 Woodlane Rd., Mount Holly, NJ 08060
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Saturday - September 20, 2014
11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
National Weather Service Open House
Join us for an exciting day of weather and fun and meet some of our weather and local partners!
...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE MT HOLLY, NJ VIRTUAL TOUR...
After a one year hiatus, the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Mount Holly / Westampton New Jersey will once again be holding an Open House on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Our office serves 34 counties in four states, covering eastern Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland, Delaware, and most of New Jersey, including the entire Philadelphia metropolitan area.
This year's Open House will run from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. As always, it's FREE and open to the public. Station tours will be conducted every 30 minutes beginning at 11:00 AM in groups of approximately 20 people each. We will be making a formal Cooperative Program Award presentation at 1100am. Each tour will consist of a brief presentation about the NWS, a walk-through of our forecast operations area, and a question and answer session. We will also have a cloud formation demonstration (tailored toward children) and a snow measuring demonstration. Participants will be required to sign in and provide identification upon request. The TSA Philadelphia office will have a setup and display outreach for people to stop by and ask questions.
The station tour schedule is as follows:
First Tour: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Last Tour: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Registration sheets will be available near the entrance of our building so that participants can sign up for their desired time slot on a first-serve basis.
Our parking lot will be blocked off for this event, but free parking will be available across the street near the Special Services Buildings located off Pioneer Blvd.
If a last minute circumstance forces the cancellation of this year’s Open House, such as widespread severe weather, a notice will be placed on our Internet website at www.weather.gov/phi, and on NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards. Please be sure to check our website and/or listen to NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards to ascertain the status of the Open House event before leaving home on Saturday, September 20th.
The NWS Forecast Office is located at 732 Woodlane Road in Westampton Township (near Mount Holly) in Burlington County, New Jersey. Directions to our office are available here.
Our Open House provides an opportunity for the entire family to see what goes on “behind the scenes” in producing a weather forecast, as well as watches and warnings which the NWS issues to protect lives and property. So bring the family, learn some interesting information about the weather enterprise, and meet some of the forecasters who put together forecasts and warnings for the area!
The following organization will be attending the Open House as well:
McGuire Air Force Base Weather Service
Philadelphia, PA / Mt Holly, NJ
Weather Forecast Office (WFO)
County Warning Area (CWA)
Here are some pictures of the previous open house