Virtual Tour

Welcome to your National Weather Service (NWS) Cheyenne office virtual tour.  NWS Cheyenne operates 24/7/365, and is staffed by 23 people, who are here to serve you, our customers in southeast Wyoming and the western Nebraska Panhandle. 

Your NWS Cheyenne office team of 23 people is comprised of a Meteorologist-in-Charge (MIC), a Warning and Coordination Meteorologist (WCM), a Science and Operations Officer (SOO), an Administrative Support Assistant (ASA), five Senior Forecasters, five General Forecasters, a Meteorologist Intern, an Observation Program Leader (OPL), two Hydrometeorological Technicians (HMT), an Electronics Systems Analyst (ESA), an Information Technology Officer (ITO), two Electronics Technicians (ET) and one Facilities Engineering Technician (FET).  


Your National Weather Service Cheyenne team is proud to have Jeff Garmon (pictured above) as our Meteorologist-in-Charge (MIC) since late March 2014.

Jeff grew up in Gadsden, Alabama, and is a Meteorology Alumnus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.  Jeff began his meteorological career at WSFO (Weather Service Forecast Office) Birmingham, Alabama in May of 1991 as a student trainee, followed by tours of duty at WSO (Weather Service Office) Mobile, Alabama from 1991 until 1994 as a meteorologist intern, then WSFO Jackson, Mississippi 1994 to 1996 as a journeyman forecaster, WFO (Weather Forecast Office) Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1996 until 1998 as a journeyman forecaster, and then back to WFO Mobile, Alabama in 1998 to serve as a Senior Forecaster before becoming Mobile's Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) in 2009. 

Jeff brings with him a strong operational background with over two decades of experience working a variety of significant weather events, ranging from major hurricanes striking the Gulf coast, numerous major severe convective storm events, to winter storms from Oklahoma to the Gulf coast.  As the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at Mobile, Alabama, Jeff gained extensive experience providing decision support services (DSS) to state and local community leaders during high impact weather events.  In the summer of 2010, Jeff was deployed to provide critical decision support services (DSS) during the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill response effort.  Jeff has a strong love of operational forecasting, and remains very engaged with day to day forecasting wherever he works.  Jeff now very much looks forward to new opportunities in forecasting the wild weather of Wyoming and Nebraska.  

Jeff has been married to his wife Nikki since 1997.  Jeff and Nikki have no children, but love their family Jack Russell terrier, Lucy, and their family cat, Linus.  Jeff's favorite pastimes, outside of watching the weather, include golf and hiking in the western states. 

Rob Cox, Science and Operations Officer (SOO) performing programming work at an AWIPS (Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System ) console. 

Jim Knutson, Electronics Systems Analyst (ESA). 

Carl Burnside, Facilities Engineering Technician (FET). 

Shawn Liebl, Senior Meteorologist, working at an AWIPS console.

Chris Hammer, Meteorologist Intern.

Becca Mazur, Senior Meteorologist, briefing Scott Carpenter, former Senior Meteorologist, on the weather forecast at shift change.


 Ray Gomez, Information Technology Officer (ITO) performing his work related duties.

Buzz Hutcheon, Observation Program Leader (OPL) conversing with a customer.

Dan Deal, Hydrometeorological Technician (HMT) preparing the afternoon climate summary. 

Steve Rubin, Meteorologist preparing the forecast at an AWIPS workstation. 

National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Cheyenne.

Part of the NWS Cheyenne team pictured at the front of the office.  Pictured from left to right are, Steve Rubin, Jeff Garmon, Tim Trudel, Ray Gomez, Rob Cox, Michael Jamski, Chad Hahn, Shawn Liebl, Dan Deal, Brian Chapman, Jim Knutson, and Gerry Claycomb.

The WSR-88D radar (Doppler Weather Surveillance Radar), just northwest of the office.  The radar continuously scans a radius of 248 nautical miles around Cheyenne. 

The front office area where the Administrative Support Assistant (ASA), Meteorologist-in-Charge (MIC) and Warning and Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) are located.  The office library is located via an entrance on the left past the United States flag.

The electronics office where the Electronics Systems Analyst (ESA) and two Electronics Technicians (ET) have their offices.

The operations area with the situational awareness monitor on in the background.  The situational awareness monitor is used primarily for the weekday daily weather briefing when staff members gather to share their daily activities and plans. 


The office library.

The training room where some of the staff training is accomplished.  

Thank you for viewing the virtual tour of National Weather Service Cheyenne. 

Please email any questions, comments or suggestions to:

Jeff Garmon, Meteorologist-in-Charge

Rob Cox, Science and Operations Officer

Tim Trudel, Webmaster and Meteorologist

Steve Rubin, Meteorologist

You can reach someone at our office by calling 307-772-2468. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.