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NWS Birmingham Mission Statement


Employing the latest technology, scientific techniques, and sound meteorological reasoning, our mission is to serve the people by initiating and distributing timely and effective warnings, statements, and forecasts to save lives!

For an in-depth history of the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Birmingham, take a look at the
Office History page written mostly in part by Brian Peters, former Warning Coordination Meteorologist.

The National Weather Service, or NWS, in Birmingham, Alabama, provides a variety of meteorological and hydrological services for parts of north, central, and south Alabama. In addition, staff meteorologists conduct studies to improve weather forecasts and warnings for these areas. Hopefully, this web page will be a way for us to communicate and share information with people interested in weather. The office is located at the Shelby County Airport.

If you have comments, questions and/or suggestions about this page, please send a note to the BMX Webmaster. We appreciate your feedback!

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WFO Birmingham's Area of Responsibility 



Management Staff:

Our office is located at the Shelby County Airport, just off Interstate 65 exit #234, within the city limits of Calera.

National Weather Service Forecast Office
465 Weathervane Road
Calera, Alabama 35040