WFO/WSO Huntsville Honors

 Station History - Huntsville Weather Timeline - NWS Huntsville Management History - Office Awards

 

AMS Exceptional Prediction Award - Group

2013
For advanced lifesaving warnings and enhanced services during the historic April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak, and for continued dedicated decision support to a wide range of customers. 
 

DOC Silver Medal - Group

2012
For exemplary customer service and dedication in the face of unprecedented challenges during the April 27, 2011, Tornado Super Outbreak
 

National Weather Association
Larry R. Johnson Special Award - Group

2012
For advanced lifesaving warnings and enhanced services during the historic April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak, and for continued dedicated decision support to a wide range of customers. 
 

Alabama Emergency Management Association

2011
For your contribution in advancing emergency management by providing timely, accurate and life-saving severe weather warnings to the citizens of Alabama.
 
DOC Bronze Medal 2010
For providing proactive and life-saving service during the record-breaking February 5th, 2008, "Super Tuesday" killer tornado outbreak.
 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Group  2010
For implementation of the short-term Prediction and Transition activity which is aimed at improving our nation's weather prediction capabilities through the use of NASA developed satellite data sets and forecasting technology in the National Weather Service Forecast Office.
 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Group  2008
 
DOC Bronze Medal 2008
For partnering with NASA and the University of Alabama to transition unique research application tools into operational decision support systems, and for transferring these capabilities to other NOAA/NWS offices.
 
National Weather Association
Operational Achievement Award - Group
2007
For outstanding collaborative work with NASA and UA-Huntsville, which brought unique operational data sets and training into the National Weather Service greatly enhancing the delivery of warnings and forecast services.
 
National Weather Association
Operational Achievement Award - Group
2006
For providing outstanding weather support services to the Central Gulf Coast Region before, during, and after the devastating hurricane Katrina of August 2005.
 
DOC Bronze Medal 2006

For life-saving forecasts not only to its own area of responsibility, but also to the 58 counties serviced by WFO Jackson when Hurricane Katrina rendered it inoperable.

 
DOC Bronze Medal 2005
For customer service enabling public officials and citizens to take necessary, life-saving actions during Hurricane Ivan.
 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Group  2004
 
DOC Bronze Medal 2003
For providing warnings and other advisories which resulted in no lives being lost despite a historic flooding event in Alabama.
 
DOC Bronze Medal 1989
For service during the devastating Huntsville Tornado of November 15, 1989.
 
DOC Silver Medal 1974

Weather Service Office, Huntsville, Alabama
Messrs. Douglas L. Davis, Wilton L. Rodgers, and Thomas E. Ward
For their devotion to duty and outstanding courage during the Huntsville tornado of April 3, 1974. The tornado was sighted in the late afternoon rapidly approaching Huntsville from the southwest on a projected path that included the Weather Service Office. They remained at their posts, disregarding their own personal safety, in order to provide essential warnings of the impending danger to the public. Dramatic warning messages were broadcast over radio and TV alerting the surrounding area residents of the coming disaster. Many lives were saved by the dedication of these three Weather Service employees.

 
Unit Citation 1974
In recognition of outstanding individual and collective contributions in furthering NOAA's mission.

 


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