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WEATHER
Weather

WEATHER DOMAIN OVERVIEW

The primary user of the ProTech-Weather domain is the National Weather Service (NWS), whose 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 mission and objectives of this domain are related to supporting existing, updating, and planning meteorological and communications in support of the NWS mission and strategic plan, which is to build a weather-ready nation. Toward achieving the vision of a weather ready nation, the agency has developed concepts and plans to address the need for NWS services to evolve. With today’s increasingly complex environmental, societal, technological, and economic challenges, NWS must become more agile, open and flexible to achieve its mission to meet society’s changing needs. Our information services must advance from transmitting information in discrete messages to helping core partners understand the spectrum of information we provide so they can make good decisions. This growing demand for impact-based decision support services (IDSS) and information usable by emerging and collaborative service sectors, requires an innovative service approach that facilitates flexibility and agility across a wide spectrum of users. It also requires NWS to leverage improvements in science and technology more effectively and efficiently.

The NWS provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community. NWS manages the execution of development programs, provides science and scientific research enabling technology options, prepares solutions and develops plans to meet service requirements. NWS makes observations and measurements of atmospheric phenomena as required for climatological, hydrologic, meteorological, and oceanographic services. NWS develops and distributes forecasts of weather conditions and warnings of severe storms and other adverse weather conditions. It collects and disseminates weather and climatic information and maintains watch over river stages and those weather conditions which produce floods; provides warnings of impeding floods; furnishes regular forecasts of overflow and stage as well as seasonal water supply; and participates with other federal agencies in hydro-meteorological investigations for overall planning and development for water resources. NWS makes observations and measurements of ocean conditions required by marine interests, and develops and distributes forecasts and warnings of waves, tsunamis, sea ice, and other ocean conditions. It develops, disseminates, and improves procedures and techniques for the national meteorological, climatological, hydrologic, and oceanographic service systems measurements and forecasts.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the ProTech-Weather domain contract is 541330-Engineering Services.