special news feature Charles L. Hosier The Dedication of the National Weather Service Modernization Program at the New Forecast Office for the Nation's Capital, Sterling, Virginia, 30 October 1991 Editor's Note: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) has begun a process that will revolutionize the forecast and warning services that will serve the nation. A dedication ceremony was held on 30 October 1991, at the Dulles International Airport NWS facility in Sterling, Virginia, to mark the activation of the first of the 115 facilities that will support this process. The complete modernization of the NWS promises to greatly improve forecast and warning capabilities for the nation. Based on the new technology and a greater emphasis on training in the sciences of meteorology and hydrology, the goal of the multiyear program is to provide more timely and precise severe-weather and flood warning forecasts to protect life and property. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rockwell Schnabel opened the ceremony. Charles L. Hosier, senior vice president for research and dean of the graduate school of The Pennsylvania State University, provided the following keynote address. Closing reflections were offered by Richard E. Hallgren, executive director of the American Meteorological
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1992
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