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Office History

Fort Abercrombie, Dakota Territory
1858-1877: The first regular recorded weather reports were created by the US Army Signal Corps at Fort Abercrombie, approximately 30 miles south of Fargo.

Merchants State Bank
1881-1904: Weather Bureau located at the Merchants State Bank in Moorhead Minnesota.

1904-1920: Weather Bureau moved to the Dr. PH Lamb Cottage in Moorhead Minnesota.

Dr Lamb Building
Post Office in Moorhead
1920-1934: Weather Bureau to the U.S. Post Office in Moorhead Minnesota.

1934-1953: New Weather Bureau Office relocated to the New Administration Building, at Hector Airport in Fargo North Dakota.

Admin Building Hector Airport
Terminal Building Hector Airport
1953-1995: Weather Bureau office relocated to the Terminal Building at Hector Field in Fargo North Dakota. US Weather Bureau renamed National Weather Service in 1970.

1995-Present: National Weather Service moved to new facility located in Grand Forks North Dakota.

NWS Office Building