The National Weather Service Miami-South Florida Forecast Office is co-located with the National Hurricane Center on the campus of Florida International University. Our meteorologists, hydrometeorological technicians, and support staff keep an eye on the sky 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, producing all warnings and forecasts for South Florida and the adjacent waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Lake Okeechobee. (see map of forecast area).
Our office has a rich and long history, beginning with the Signal Service in the 19th century, through the Weather Bureau years all the way up to the National Weather Service we have today. In June 2011, the National Weather Service will celebrate its Centennial in Miami! Click on the Office History link below to find out more.
Interested in a career in weather? Florida is very fortunate to have several institutions of higher learning that offer degrees in meteorology or atmospheric science, including The Florida State University in Tallahassee, the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida International University in Miami, and Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach.