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NWS San Diego - Office Photos
 

The NWS San Diego office is located in a commercial office building in Rancho Bernardo, near the Rancho Bernardo Road exit on Interstate 15.   The NWS San Diego office is in the north end of the building, on the second floor, with a view towards the east.   Rancho Bernardo is about 25 miles north of downtown San Diego.


Photo of the building housing the NWS San Diego office

 

View of the west side of the building housing the NWS San Diego office



Photo of the building housing the NWS San Diego office

 

View of the building housing the NWS San Diego office from the southwest, with a view towards the mountains to the east Thunderstorms in the distance are over the mountains and deserts of southwestern San Bernardino County during the afternoon of 7 July 2001

 

 
NWS San Diego - Office Staff
 
Administrative Personnel
Name Title
Vacant Meteorologist-in-Charge
Alexander Tardy Warning Coordination Meteorologist and Decision Support Services lead
Ivory Small Science and Operations Officer
Mike Lauderdale Electronic Systems Analyst
Michael Khuat Information Technology Officer
Diane Foster Administrative Assistant
Lead Forecasters
Name Program Area(s)
James Brotherton WCM assisstant, Public outreach, IDSS, Core Partners, Skywarn assistant
Joe Dandrea Hydrologic services, Drought Information Officer
Dan Gregoria WCM assistant, IDSS, Weather-Ready Nation, Media Relations, Core Partners, Tropical
Greg Martin IFPS/GFE, Webmaster, ACARS, Model performance, Work schedules, Gridded Verification
Mark Moede WCM Assistant for EMs, Public Forecasts, Tsunami, Heat, Winter Weather, IRIS
Forecasters
Name Program Area(s)
Phil Gonsalves AWIPS, CRS, Upper Air Observations, Education outreach, Diversity Focal Point
Brandt Maxwell WRF-EMS modeling, Assistant SOO, ASOS, local LIFT, IDSS
Miguel Miller Meso-Net, Spanish web page, Climate, WCM assistant for media, Education outreach and tours
Stefanie Sullivan IMET, WSR-88D, Fire Weather,GIS applications, GFE, Satellite
Stephen Harrison WCM assistant, IDSS, Core Partners, Marine weather, Warngen, Public outreach
Jimmy Taeger WCM assistant, Tropical, CoCoRaHS, Aviation, Outreach, Diversity, local LIFT
Electronics Technicians
Name Program Area(s)
Scott Brookshaw ASOS, Upper air equipment, NOAA Weather Radio equipment (WWG-21, WXM-66), Environmental Compliance officer
John Meyers ASOS, NOAA Weather Radio equipment (KEC-62), NEXRAD WSR-88D Radar, Hydrologic equipment
Ashley Poland ASOS, Safety officer, NOAA Weather Radio equipment, NEXRAD WSR-88D Radar
Observing Program Leader
Name Program Area(s)
Noel Isla Surface Observing Programs Manager (COOP, MARS, Rip Currents, VOS), Port Meteorological Officer, Rip Current Project
Hydrometeorological Technicians
Name Program Area(s)
Vacant EEO Diversity, COOP, CRS
Meteorologist Intern
Name Program Area(s)
Brett Albright Surface Data QC, Storm Data, NOESS
Vacant  
Vacant Upper Air, Storm Data, E-5, assistant hydrology, Upper Air
Derek Schroeter Pathways student
 
NWS San Diego - Office Tours
 
 

Groups of all ages are welcome to tour the National Weather Service office in San Diego.

  1. Group size is limited to about 18 people. Larger groups may be divided and come at different times, for example, one group of 18 at 10 AM and another group of 15 at 11 AM. In rare cases when another tour guide is available, groups as large as 36 may be accommodated at one time.
     
  2. Age is limited to 2nd grade (around 8 years of age) or higher. However, we prefer age groups of 6th grade (age 11) or higher.
     
  3. Tours last about one hour, shorter for younger age groups and longer for more mature groups with lots of questions.
     
  4. Tours are adjusted to the needs of the tour group. Usually tours consist of a slide show presentation and a tour of the forecast area.
     
  5. Tours are arranged in advance based on the availability of the tour group and the tour guide. Preferred times are during normal business hours (weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM), but special arrangements can be made for groups requesting tours outside of these hours.
     
  6. The NWS reserves the right to cancel or postpone tours because of expected active weather.

For additional information or to schedule a tour, please contact: miguel.miller@noaa.gov or alexander.tardy@noaa.gov
 

 
NWS San Diego - Directions to the Office
 

Exit Interstate 15 at Rancho Bernardo Road.

Head west on Rancho Bernardo Road to Via Tazon, the third traffic signal west of Interstate 15.

Turn left onto Via Tazon, winding up the hill towards the left.

The building housing the NWS San Diego office is in a red brick building on the left, near the top of the hill and just before the Radisson Hotel.

 

The NWS San Diego office is in the north end of the building, on the second floor.

 
Map of the area near the NWS San Diego office
 
Map of the area near the NWS San Diego office with the building location denoted by the red star.   The top of the map is "north".