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Hazardous Traveling Conditions for the Midwest; Strong Pacific Storm Approaching

A storm will track across portions of the Midwest and into the western Great Lakes through Friday as a combination of a wintry mixture and rain will result in hazardous traveling conditions. A strong Pacific system will be approaching with high winds, and heavier rain and snow late Friday into the weekend with impacts spreading across much of the West. Across Hawaii, strong winds and high surf. Read More >

Experience what a career in the National Weather Service entails!


  • College students entering their junior or senior year, or graduate students. Recent graduates will also be considered.
  • Those who demonstrate strong interest in a National Weather Service career.
  • Successful applicants will be subject to mandatory security and background checks.


  • Gain familiarity with the process for generating routine NWS forecasts.
  • Experience and assist with real-time severe weather operations.
  • Participate in office outreach activities. NWS Flagstaff summer volunteers may have the opportunity to visit neighboring NWS offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, and/or Tucson as well.


  • The program will last for approximately 8-12 weeks in a window from mid-June through mid-August.
  • 2-3 shifts per week, approximately 10 hours per week. Shifts will mostly be during weekdays, but some weekend shifts may be accommodated.

How to Apply

  • More details will be available once the application period begins, usaully in the spring.
  • Note that this is an UNPAID position.

If you have any questions, contact Lamont Bain via email at or by phone at (928) 556-9161 x224.