Watch WFO Huntsville Grow: Opening Day

WFO Huntsville began operations at 10am on January 14, 2003. Here are some pictures from our opening day!

The First Forecast
Image of the first forecast being prepared
Senior forecaster Chris Darden puts together the first forecast to be issued by WFO Huntsville.

Image of Rep. Cramer looking at first forecast
U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer (D-AL) [center] and WFO Huntsville MIC John Gordon [right] glance at the first forecast before sending it out.

Image of Rep. Cramer looking at first forecast 2
Another view as the first forecast is about to be issued.

 

From the Beginning...
Gordon and Cramer speak at office opening
WFO Huntsville MIC John Gordon (left) and U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer (right) speak prior to the office's official opening.

Gordon poses next to sign
WFO Huntsville MIC John Gordon poses next to our office's sign, located off Bradford Drive just west of Sparkman Drive.

Media Interviews
Ron Trumbla, Public Affairs Officer for the NWS Southern Region (right), speaks with John Anderson of the Huntsville Times.

 

The Work Begins!
NWS employees at work on January 14, 2003
Members of the WFO Huntsville staff issue some of the first products, check NOAA Weather Radio, and monitor weather conditions.

Steve Johnson interviews John Gordon for WHNT
John Gordon is interviewed by WHNT-TV's Steve Johnson about opening day. Gordon told Johnson, "This is the second most exciting day of my life."

Steve Johnson interviews John Gordon for WHNT
Members of the local media, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and NWS employees gathered for the events of the day.

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