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Dangerous Heat in the Western U.S.; Heavy Rain and Flooding Potential in the Southern Rockies and Southwest

Widespread high temperatures in the 90s with heat indices exceeding 100 degrees will persist across the western U.S. this weekend into the week. There are fire weather concerns in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin. Monsoon conditions continue to linger across the Southern Rockies and Southwest posing a heavy rainfall threat which may lead to additional flash flooding concerns. Read More >

Welcome teachers, students, future meteorologists, and kids of all ages! 


One of NOAA’s priorities is Environmental Literacy, Outreach, and Education. On this page you will find source information from scheduling an office tour or having an NWS meteorologist come speak to your classroom or group to educational resources (K-12), weather safety information and helpful information for prospective meteorologists! We hope that you find this information useful whether you are a teacher, student.

If you have a question for a meteorologist, send us an email,


Office Tours and Presentations

Weather Safety Information

Teachers, Students, and Kids of All Ages

Careers in Meteorology



Office Tours and Presentations


To request an Office Tour or Group Presentation, please submit all request vis our Outreach Request Form


Office Tours

• Tours will generally be held Monday through Friday and must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance (we will need to make sure that proper staffing is arranged).
• Tours will only take place on "fair weather" days, and group leaders will need to contact the NWS tour leader (via email or phone) assigned to them a couple days prior to make sure everything is on track with tour date/time. 

• If hazardous weather is expected or the National Threat Assessment has been raised to a higher level on the day of the scheduled tour, then unfortunately tours will need to be rescheduled. 

• Public tours will not be scheduled on Sundays or Holidays.

• We ask that tour groups be no more than 20 people (4th grade and older), though larger groups can be divided. If large groups cannot be divided or attend at different times to accommodate the group, then a NWS representative can go to your school or group meeting to give a presentation.

• All adults must sign in and show a photo ID. Minors will be allowed to be accompanied by an adult with an ID. All attendees must be U.S. citizens.

School/Group Presentations

Meteorologists on staff are available to come speak to your classroom/group. We have weather safety talks prepared and can also tailor presentations towards specific topics such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and more!

Other Outreach Events

Meteorologists on staff are available to participate in events (Safety Day, festivals, etc) and can set up a booth with hands-on activities, informational handouts, etc.



Weather Safety Information - Building a Weather-Ready Nation



From tornadoes and lightning to flooding and life-threatening extreme temperatures, it's important to know what to do when hazardous weather strikes. Keep yourself and others safe by learning about different weather hazards and how to be prepared and stay safe!


National Weather Service Educational Resources

Weather-Ready Nation: Seasonal Safety Campaigns

Weather Education & Safety for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

FEMA: Weather Safety information, checklists, and more!


Information and Weather Safety Tips

Air Quality








Space Weather

Sun (Ultraviolet Radiation)

Severe Thunderstorms




Winter Weather


Headed to the lake or beach? Check out these safety tips before you go!

Beach Hazards

Rip Currents

Safety Boating



NWS webpage that lists all safety links listed above on one page:



Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Safety Videos (those included listed below):

  • NOAA Weather Radio (WR120EZ) Programming Instructions
  • Know Your Location and Seasonal Weather Threats
  • Severe Thunderstorm Safety
  • Lightning Safety
  • Flood and Flash Flood Safety
  • Tornado Safety
  • Receiving Weather Alerts and Preparedness Plan Tips

NOAA Ocean Today: Lightning Safety Video

NOAA Ocean Today: Rip Current Safety Video


Teachers, Students, and Kids of All Ages


JetStream - An Online School for Weather


Owlie Skywarn : Brochures & Coloring Activities for Kids

Students: NOAA Education Page

MetEd: Teaching & Training Resources for the Geoscience Community

Weather Information Handouts & Videos

NOAA/NASA Sci Jinks: It’s All About Weather



Careers in Meteorology


National Weather Service Jobs: USAJobs, search “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration”

Education and Careers (American Meteorological Society)

Career Options for Meteorologist (National Severe Storms Laboratory)

American Meteorological Society’s Database – List of Colleges & Universities with Meteorology/Atmospheric Science programs