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Tropical System in the Gulf of Mexico; Excessive Rainfall and Severe Storm Potential for the Plains

A tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to track southward and away from Florida; However, this system will enhance rainfall potential across South Florida through Friday. Meanwhile, heavy to excessive rainfall and severe thunderstorms are expected for portions of the Plains. For the Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, new daily record high temperatures are expected later Friday. Read More >

Outreach Events

Do you have a safety or career fair or other community event that you'd like the NWS to attend? Use the form below to have staff members from NWS join your group!


School Visits/Talks

Are you looking for presentations on all types of weather, climate, forecasting and the National Weather Service (NWS)? Are you teaching students about the weather? The NWS can visit your group and/or classroom in person or virtually. We are able to teach and answer your weather questions. Whether it is learning about weather basics, careers in the NWS, or any other topic, the NWS has you covered! Talks are usually between 30-45 minutes. Use the form below to have staff members from NWS join your group!


Office Tours

Use the form below to request an office tour! In general, rules for tour groups are as follows...

  • Scheduled office tours are weather dependent. The National Weather Service reserves the right to postpone tours at any time due to adverse weather. In the event a tour must be postponed, we will make every effort to provide adequate notice and schedule another date with you. 

  • Tours will be scheduled during normal business hours (Monday through Friday), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Typical tours average 30-45 minutes in length.

  • Due to security protocols, all tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Unannounced "walk-in" tours can not be permitted.

  • Group size is limited to 30 people in two groups of 15. School age groups must have chaperones.

  • Age is limited to 4th grade (around 10 years of age) or higher.


To request an office tour or schedule an outreach or school event, please fill out this form below. Google account not required. Someone from our Outreach Team will be in touch with you soon to provide more information. Thank you!


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