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NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Catalog of Images

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Northeaster pounding New England while brutally cold in Chicago
December 30, 1909
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Weather Bureau kiosk helping get out the word to small town America
1910 circa
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Weather Bureau kiosk helping get out the word to small town America
1910 circa
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Weather Bureau signals for informing the public
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Plotting the weather for the navigators of the air
Ca. 1935
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Young entrepreneur uses weather as a selling point
Ca. 1925
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Typical air weather products available for pilots
Ca. 1950
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Regional headquarters meteorologist keeping track of aviation weather
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Using a teletypewriter to transmit weather information
Ca. 1947
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Advertising brochure for teletypewriter used by Weather Service
Ca. 1954
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Signal Service telephone exchange Weather Service had moved to Agriculture Widespread telephone use was major step in communications revolution Helped spread word quicker of impending bad weather
1898
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Service C teletypewriter system
Ca. 1960
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Service A teletypewriter system
Ca. 1960
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Teletypewriters in action; transmitting and receiving weather data from the U.S.
Ca. 1955
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Storm signals warning mariners in New York Harbor. The two flags in the center of the image are cautionary flags indicating strong offshore winds that could blow a vessel far from shore. In: "History of the Signal Service," 1884.
1883
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Signal flags used at Weather Bureau Display Stations. In: The Aims and Methods of Meteorological Work by Cleveland Abbe. In: Maryland Weather Service, Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1899. Vol I. Page 296.
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Signal flags used at Weather Bureau Display Stations. In: The Aims and Methods of Meteorological Work by Cleveland Abbe. In: Maryland Weather Service, Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1899. Vol I. Page 296.
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Storm signal In: The Climate and Weather of Baltimore by Oliver L. Fassig. In: Maryland Weather Service, Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1899. Vol. II. Page 304.
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Weather Bureau Circular No. 1
1870
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"A Glass Weather Map of the United States Weather Bureau." In: "Our Weather" by Charles F. Talman, 1931. P. 224. Library Call Number MT151o.
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"Weather forecasts for aviators" as bulletined at an airport station. Weather Bureau meteorologist preparing pilot briefing board at San Francisco. In: "The Realm of the Air" by Charles F. Talman, 1931. Library Call Number Library Call Number M/0030 T151r.
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"A Weather Bureau Kiosk, in Union Square, San Francisco." In: "Meteorology" by Charles F. Talman, 1922. P. 320. Library Call Number M/0030 T151m.
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A meteorologist at the console of the IBM 7090 electronic computer in the Joint Numerical Weather Prediction Unit. This computer was used to process weather data for short and long-range forecasts, analyses, and research.
Suitland, Maryland 1965 Circa
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View of the electronic computer complex at the National Meteorological Center.
Suitland, Maryland 1965 Circa
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Teletype operators at the U. S. Weather Bureau Communications Center.
Suitland, Maryland 1955 Circa
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Weather Bureau meteorologist reading a weather map hot off the facscimile machine.
Washington, D.C.
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Thomas D. Whitely inspecting facscimile map.
Washington, D.C. 1946 ca.
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Thomas D. Whitely showing electronics racks of weather map facscimile machine.
Washington, D.C.
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Thomas D. Whitely working with electronic equipment.
Washington, D.C.
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Messenger boy Thomas D. Whitely ready to hurry to newspaper offices and radio stations with copy of latest forecast. Foreman John G. Strobel passing forecast to Whitely. In: The Sunday Star, Washington, D.C. Gravure Section. October 31, 1937.
Washington, D.C. 1937 October
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Mimeographing copies of the forecast to pass on to bicycle messenger Thomas D. Whitely for carrying on to newspapers and radio stations. In: The Sunday Star, Washington, D.C. Gravure Section. October 31, 1937.
Washington, D.C. 1937 October
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Early weather map published in: "Les Bases de la Meteorologie Dynamique" by M. le Dr. H. Hildebrand Hildebrandsson et M. Leon Teisserenc de Bort. Published 1900. Volume 2. Library Call No. M/0440 H642. Although published in 1900, the map displayed weather conditions for 7 May, 1865.
1865 May 7
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The daily weather map for January 22, 1922, a few days before the famous " Knickerbocker Storm" that caused havoc in Washington, D.C. All weather maps from the Nineteenth Century and Twentieth Century are on-line through the NOAA Central Library.
United States 1922 January 22
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Meteorologist Scott Rudge preparing a weather forecast.
South Dakota, Rapid City 2004 September 12
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Central Illinois doppler radar display of tornadic supercell thunderstorm.
Illinois, Scott County 2006 March 13
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Bow echo with strong winds racing across Alabama observed by Birmingham doppler radar
Alabama 2001 February 16 2037
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Bow echo with strong winds racing across Alabama observed by Birmingham doppler radar
Alabama 2001 February 16 2058
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Genesis of tornadic thunderstorms that ravaged Oklahoma during the great Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak of 1999.
Oklahoma 1999 May 4 0201 UTC
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Tornadogenic storm during great Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak of 1999.
Oklahoma 1999 May 4 0256 UTC
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Tornadogenic storm formed during great Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak of 1999.
Oklahoma 1999 May 4 0350 UTC
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Tornadic thunderstorms ravaging Oklahoma during the great Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak of 1999.
Oklahoma 1999 May 4 0445 UTC
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Reflectivity image and storm relative velocity image showing location of tornado to the west of Union City during the great Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak of 1999. Hook echo at bottom left of reflectivity images is the location of the tornado.
Oklahoma, Union City 1999 May 3
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Reflectivity image of supercell thunderstorm with tornadic hook echo SW of Amber during the great Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak of 1999.
1999 May 3 2317 UTC
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Reflectivity image of tornado bearing hook echo to west of Pottawatomie.
1999 May 4 0142 UTC
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Elongated appearance of reflectivity image showing highly sheared tornadogenic supercell storm with hook echo on SW quadrant of storm.
1999 May 4 0152 UTC
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Reflectivity image of the same elongated supercell showing intensification and better defined hook echo.
1999 May 4 0216 UTC
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Storm relative velocity doppler display showing rotation. Red area is wind blowing away from radar while green area is wind blowing toward radar. The tornado is ENE of the Norman WSFO and less than 30 km away.
1999 May 4 0216 UTC
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An intense storm over Reno County. This storm produced golf ball size hail and severe winds.
Kansas, Reno County 2009 June 8 2359
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3-D image of the Reno County intense thunder storm showing the intense part of t storm extending upward to over 40,000 feet. This image was derived from doppler radar observations of the storm
Kansas, Reno County 2009 June 8 2359
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Supercell thunderstorms over central Kansas. These storms produced golf ball size hail with winds up to 70 mph.
2008 May 10 1700

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