National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Contact Us


By E-mail:
By Phone: (217) 732-3089


Tours are best suited for 3rd grade and above.
  • Groups over 20 people will need to be divided into smaller groups.
  • A typical tour will last about an hour.
  • All tours are subject to rescheduling, due to inclement weather. 
Contact:  Ed Shimon
Phone:  (217) 732-3089 ext. 726

Job Shadows:
  • Job shadows are typically arranged for high school or college students.
  • Job shadows sit with forecasters in our operations area, to learn about  our operations, and to ask questions regarding the weather, careers, educational requirements, etc.
Contact:  Andy Taylor
Phone:  (217) 732-3089 ext. 766

Employment Opportunities: