National Weather Service Raleigh Tours
Every month the National Weather Service in Raleigh will open its doors for
group and public tours for one day. On the selected day there will be six openings for 1.5 hour
tours from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. The maximum group size for each tour will be no more than 20 persons.
Be advised that if you are requesting a tour for a very small group you may be placed with another
larger group in the same time slot. In case of inclement weather that would require the full
attention of the staff, a rain date will be provided. Tours that cannot make the rain date will be
given first preference during a future month. All tours are given by a meteorologist who will go
through the basics of how the National Weather Service works and how forecasts are made.
Participants will then be able to tour the operations area where current forecasting will be
ongoing. Pictures with your group are permitted. Once given a tour slot, an email will be sent to
the group leader with details on what to do once arriving on campus.
Upcoming NWS Tour Dates
*Due to the lack of demand for tours over the summer, the next official tour date will be held in
September. Thank you for your interest in touring the National Weather Service!
Tuesday September 24th, 2013
Tour Request Instructions:
Read the NWS Raleigh Tour
Fill Out the NWS Tour Request
Form or send an email to email@example.com with the valid information
Submit the NWS Tour Request
NWS Raleigh Tour Policies:
We will respond to the online
requests either through e-mail or a telephone call.
Tours will last for about 1 to
Tours are conducted between
8:30 AM and 5:30 PM on the designated tour day.
The maximum group size is 20
A group is only allowed to
schedule one tour slot per month.
Scheduled tour days may be
cancelled due to unforeseen staff shortages or an usually heavy workload due to weather. In this
event, the alternate tour day will be used. Any groups not able to make the alternate day will be
given priority in scheduling a tour during the designated tour day on the following
All adults are required to
carry proper identification into the facility.
NWS Raleigh Tour Request Form:
If you find the mail server is down or there is an error submitting you report, click here to send an
email to the tour contact or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.