Public Outreach Programs
Tours of the Weather Forecast Office are available to individuals and small groups. Tours can be scheduled during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM through 4:30 PM, except federal holidays. Due to the complexity of the topic and equipment, tours are limited to students from 4th grade and up. Due to the limited space in the building and because much of the tour consists of looking at computer monitors, we must limit the size of the group to a maximum of 25-30, about the size of a typical classroom.
The tour of the office takes 30-45 minutes. Visitors would see;
The tour can be tailored to meet the needs of your group and can include information on severe weather, careers in meteorology, etc.
The Weather Forecast Office is located in Romeoville about 35 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, or about 6 miles north of Joliet.
The National Weather Service can provide speakers for schools, youth groups, service organizations, businesses. Topics can include;
Talks can be scheduled weekdays and weekday evenings. There is no fee for a speaker.
For more information contact Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jim Allsopp at 815-834-1435 M-F 800 AM - 400 PM or email firstname.lastname@example.org