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National Weather Service Tour

 

The National Weather Service is a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  The Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Nashville, Tennessee is part of the Southern Region. 

 WFO Nashville is managed by the Meteorologist-in-Charge, Larry Vannozzi, who is responsible for all NWS Nashville operations. Operational personnel include ten forecasters, whose responsibilities include issuing hazardous weather watches, warnings and statements, public forecasts and discussions, aviation forecasts (called "terminal aerodrome forecasts"), and fire weather forecasts.  

One of the services offered by this office is the  Middle Tennessee Fire Weather Program. It emerged in response to a need for weather support to large and dangerous wildfires. This service is provided to federal and state land management agencies for the prevention, suppression, and management of forest and rangeland fires. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Nashville provides year-round fire weather forecasts for most of Middle Tennessee. Routine fire weather forecasts are issued daily.