National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
The Warning Coordination Meteorologist is the local public information officer and liaison between the NWS and the media and emergency management. In addition, he/she oversees the public forecast and warning programs at the office and ensures that outside users of our products are satisfied with the services we provide. The WCM is also responsible for planning, coordinating and carrying out the area's public awareness program designed to educate the public to ensure the mitigation of death, injury and property damage caused by severe natural hydrometeorological events.   

The WCM also works with severe weather spotters who volunteer their time and energy acting as the "eyes out in the field" for their communities and the National Weather Service. Many of these spotters are amateur radio operators, local law enforcement personnel, and people who enjoy the ever-changing weather in Wisconsin.