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Wintry Weather In the West; Increasing Threat For Severe Thunderstorms In the South/Southeast Through Monday

In the West, locally heavy snow is expected in the mountains this weekend, along with cold and windy conditions more typical of February than March. Meanwhile, conditions will be conducive to severe thunderstorms this weekend in parts of the southern Plains and the lower MS Valley. By Monday, significant severe thunderstorms, including strong tornadoes, are possible in the Southeast. Read More >

NWS OCFO/CAO Mission Statement


The NWS Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer leads effective and responsible stewardship of financial, human, and physical resources and establishes budget, internal controls, and administrative policies and procedures to enable NWS to fulfill its mission while building a Weather Ready Nation.


NWS OCFO/CAO Vision Statement


The Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer shall be known throughout NWS for its expertise, customer service, knowledgeable and professional guidance with a focus on delivering consistent, responsive and effective support to all NWS stakeholders.

We will provide timely, accurate and complete information and analysis to support transparent decision-making.

OCFO/CAO shall foster a positive workplace environment where employees are valued for their contributions, acknowledged for quality work, encouraged to develop skills to reach professional goals, empowered to perform duties at the highest standards, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.


Activities of the CFO's Office will contribute toward meeting all goals of the NWS Strategic Plan. The CFO's Office leads and/or participates directly in two NWS Strategic Planning Goals:

  • Change the NWS Organizational Culture
  • Manage NWS Resources