Weather Service history is rich with images of scientific
accomplishment, technological innovation and community service.
The photos in these archives help tell the stories of our people
and their service to communities across America, from telegraph
operators of the Army Signal Service in the 1870s to the women who
joined our ranks during World War II; from pioneers early in the
20th century who took advantage of the development of aviation and
wireless radio communications to the highly-educated scientists
and engineers of today who are coupling radars, satellites, networks
of observing systems and advanced computers to deliver the world's
best weather and climate services to our nation.
We hope you enjoy these snapshots of the heritage of the Weather
Bureau and today's National Weather Service, the source of official
forecasts, warnings and climate outlooks that help us all plan our