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National Weather Service
Wichita, Kansas - Our Mission

Our Mission Statement:

Serve the Public By:
  • Continuing to Expand Our Understanding of the Science as it Pertains to Weather, Water & Climate;
  • Maximize the Availability and Utilization of Our Technology and Data, then;
  • Educate Them to Ensure an Appropriate Response.

NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other government agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.

This image map below portrays the state of Kansas and the County Warning and Forecast Areas assigned to the respective National Weather Service Forecast Offices, by color code. By clicking on a particular NWS County Warning Area, this will take you to the appropriate NWS Forecast Office Homepage. The NWS Wichita County Warning Area and Forecast Area of responsibility is colored in light yellow.

Kansas WFO MapWFO Goodland, Kansas WFO Dodge City, Kansas WFO Hastings, Nebraska WFO Wichita, Kansas WFO Topeka, Kansas WFO Pleasant Hill, Missouri WFO Springfield, Missouri

Some of the new advanced technologies being utilized at the modernized NWS Forecast Offices, nationwide include: AWIPS II, ASOS, WSR-88D Doppler Radar, GOES Satellite, National Center Advanced Computer Systems, and NOAA Weather Radio.