About NWS Southern Region
Our mission is to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.
The Southern Region and staff of over 900 full-time employees located in 45 offices, stretching from Albuquerque to Puerto Rico, work diligently to carry out the NWS mission and support the public and our partners to meet the multitude of challenges weather presents in their daily lives and operations.
Our regional headquarters team provides administrative oversight and operational support to the field offices, as well as maintains infrastructure to deliver the weather support to the region. New initiatives are led and coordinated by the regional headquarters staff to maintain consistent, responsive, and relevant weather services. In addition, our regional team provides support in budgeting, recruitment, promotions, and employee growth activities such as diversity and leadership training.
Beyond weather, water, and climate support, our dedicated Southern Region staff also builds a Weather-Ready Nation through outreach and educational programs. These efforts help build community resilience to extreme weather through strong working relationships with the public, emergency management, local government, the media and academic communities throughout the region.
Southern Region Headquarters is located in Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth is the 17th largest city in the United States with a population of nearly 800,000 people, and blends its cattle and oil heritage with a diverse array of new businesses and industries. Recently named the best downtown in the nation, Fort Worth's downtown district is highlighted by Sundance Square, a 35-block shopping and entertainment district where beautifully restored buildings stand alongside glittering skyscrapers.
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The Southern Region Leadership Team
- Steven Cooper, Acting Regional Director
- Michael Coyne, Acting Deputy Regional Director
- Vacant, Deputy Director for Performance and Resources
- Mark Hunter, Chief, Administrative Management Division
- Jeff Cupo, Chief, Operational Services Division
- John Duxbury, Chief, Systems Operations Division
- Vacant, Chief, Science and Technology Services Division