All About History of Weather and the National Weather Service

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The U. S. Army operated the first national weather service in 1878 — the "observing-sergeants." They were chosen because "military discipline would probably secure the greatest promptness, regularity and accuracy." When the civilian national weather service was created in 1890 it was suggested that the name be "Weather Reporting Office of the National Government (WRONG)" — honest! "You have to have an ego to forecast the weather. But, you must be a good loser, too, because you can lose 80% of the time."

Hurricane Histories
Louisiana | Texas | National Hurricane Center / NWSFO Miami | NHC Archive of Hurricane Seasons | NOAA Public Affairs

NOAA Coastal Services Center, Historical Hurricane Tracks (Query by storm name, zip code, place name, climatology, or lat/lon)
Satellite and Radar Imagery Movies of Atlantic Hurricane Seasons on DVD
Hurricane Hunters History
Atlantic Hurricane History
North Carolina's Hurricane History
Hurricanes! | Weather Basics — reviews by William R. Eubank
Guide to Historical Resources in the Atmospheric Sciences — including Overview of Meteorology in America
AMS History of Earth Sciences

National Weather Service (NWS) Stories and Tales
Army Signal Service Years
NWS History
History of Weather Service Forecast Office (WSFO) Birmingham, AL
History of WSFO Huntsville, AL
History of WSFO San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, CA
History of WSFO Grand Junction, CO
History of WSFO Pueblo, CO
History of WSFO Key West, FL
History of WSFO Miami, FL
History of WSFO Mobile/Pensacola, FL
History of WSFO Indianapolis, IN
History of WSFO Quad Cities, IA/IL
History of WSFO Topeka, KS
History of WSFO Paducah, KY
History of WSFO Shreveport, LA
History of WSFO Marquette, MI
History of WSFO Twin Cities, MN
History of WSFO Saint Louis, MO
History of WSFO Jackson, MS
History of WSFO Great Falls, MT
History of WSFO North Platte, NE
History of WSFO Raleigh, NC
History of WSFO Grand Forks, ND
History of WSFO Rapid City, SD
History of WSFO Amarillo, TX

Page of Air Force Weather Index/Archives
NASA Weather Satellites History
Groundhog Day
The Old Farmer's Almanac

Also see: Air Weather Assn. | National Weather Assn.

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