National Weather Service Moves From Taunton - NBC10 Boston

National Weather Service Moves From Taunton

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    New Home for National Weather Service

    The regional National Weather Service has moved its operations from Taunton, Massachusetts, to nearby Norton.

    (Published Thursday, April 26, 2018)

    The regional National Weather Service continues to settle into its new home in Norton, Massachusetts. Until just last month, it had most recently been located in Taunton.

    It is responsible for monitoring the weather in much of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

    The new building provides not just a new, updated physical space, but also new tools to better convey the impacts of weather to those living in Southern New England.

    Two large television displays will eventually show forecasters live cameras, river gauges and meteorological charts. That's in addition to numerous work stations around the operations floor.

    Officer Shoots Through His Own Windshield During Car Chase

    [NATL] Las Vegas Officer Shoots Through His Own Windshield During Car Chase

    Body cam footage released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows an intense pursuit seen from the front seat of a patrol car. Officer William Umana was trying to stop a pair of suspected killers who had fired at police 34 times. One is seen on camera shooting back while driving, blowing holes in his own windshield.

    (Published 14 minutes ago)

    Forecasters say this will better allow staff to figure out what's happening now, and how it is actually impacting people. For example, showing if snow is falling and sticking to roads or power lines, or if it's melting on contact.

    The National Weather Service in Norton, one of more than a hundred such offices around the country, is also beefing up its 'Decision Support' services. That program offers emergency managers and planners with specific forecasts for major outdoor events.

    The meteorologist-in-charge of the Norton office, Bob Thompson, is especially excited to see the new building come to light. It caps off a long career with the National Weather Service, spanning 45 years. Much of that time was spent in New England. Thompson retires on Monday.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.