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Office Personnel

About NWS Key West
Station History | Why we are here | Our mission | Who are we
Phone and FAX Numbers:
Phone Number:   (305) 295-1316
FAX Number:   Available on request

Office Address:
NOAA/National Weather Service Forecast Office
1315 White Street
Key West, FL 33040

To send a message:
Click on a contact name to send an email.

Administrative Personnel:
Contact Position/Program Leaders
Chip Kasper Meteorologist In Charge (MIC)
Chris Rothwell Science Operations Officer (SOO), Marine
Jon Rizzo   Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM)
Charlie Coffman Electronic Systems Analyst (ESA)
David Ross   Observing Program Leader (OPL), Climate, Upper-Air
Vacant Information Technology Officer (ITO)
Laura Kasper   Administrative Support Assistant (ASA)

Lead Forecaster
Contact Program Leaders
Nancy Barnhardt  Aviation, Office Newsletter
Sean Daida  AWIPS, WarnGen
Luis Ingram-Westover Fire Weather, Diversity and Inclusion
Chris Jacobson Tropical, GFE, Winter Weather, NWSEO
Bryce Tyner Service Backup, NWP

Contact Program Leaders
Justin McReynolds Radar
Adam Picard  
Daniela Pirraglia  
Allison Plumadore  
Michael Vuotto Culture, Social Media
Electronics Technician
Vanessa Solorzano  

Why we are here:
We provide critical weather information 24 hours a day seven days a week, for all of the Florida Keys, adjacent waters and ocean areas.

Our mission:
Our mission is providing all of the Florida Keys weather, hydrologic, marine, climate forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the local economy.

Who are we:
We are part of the National Weather Service (NWS), Southern Region Division. Our parent agency is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which is under the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).


Learn more about our office and staff from the latest edition of our newsletter "Southernmost Weather Reporter"