NWS Tallahassee's New Office on FSU Campus Dedicated April 19, 2002

The new Tallahassee National Weather Service office, located next to the Meteorology Dept. on the Florida State University campus, was dedicated on Friday, April 19, 2002. The main reason for the collocation is to foster collaboration between the academic community at Florida State University and the meteorological staff at the forecast office. Details about this collaboration, as well as comments from NWS and FSU officials, can be found in the attached press release. Photographs of the event are included below.

A crowd gathers for the dedication ceremony in front of the new Love Building addition which houses the NWS Tallahassee office.
A crowd gathers for the dedication ceremony in front of the new Love Building addition which houses the NWS Tallahassee office.

A photograph of MIC Paul Duval addressing the crowd.
Meteorologist In Charge, Paul Duval, delivers opening remarks stating that this is "truely a happy day...the collocation is the culmination of many years of planning".

A photograph of NWS and FSU officials participating in a ceremonial weather balloon launch.
National Weather Service and Florida State University officials participate in a ceremonial weather balloon launch.

A photograph of NWS Southern Region Director, Bill Proenza.
NWS Southern Region Director, Bill Proenza, discusses the partnership between the University and the NWS.

A photograph of NWS and FSU officials holding a banner which reads 'Partners in Saving Lives '.
NWS and FSU officials hold a banner which reads "Partners in Saving Lives ." Pictured from left to right are Science & Operations Officer, Irv Watson; Duval; Proenza (in background); FSU Met. Dept. Chairman, Dr. Bob Ellingson; and Dean of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Donald Foss.

A photo capturing the first moments after the new facility became operational.

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee completed its move to the FSU campus on Friday, March 1. At 4:00 PM that day, the facility became operational and this moment was captured in the picture above. The first products were issued from the new office that evening. The four-story addition to FSU's Love Building is jointly used by the National Weather Service and the University. The Love Building is currently home to the Department of Meteorology, as well as the Departments of Computer Science and Math. Our new mailing address, phone and FAX numbers can be found at the lower left corner of this page.

The NWS occupies the fourth floor and the basement (used for storage). Weather balloons are launched from the roof of the new building. The FSU Meteorology Department currently uses the third floor of the building. The Departments of Computer Science and Math occupy the first and second floors. A picture of the completed facility is included below. A virtual tour of the interior of the new facility is now available as well.

A photograph of the completed facility.

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