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National Weather Service - Birmingham, AL



The National Weather Service, or NWS, in Birmingham, Alabama, provides a variety of meteorological and hydrological services for 39 counties in Central Alabama. The office is located at the Shelby County Airport in Calera, AL. Employing the latest technology, scientific techniques, and sound meteorological reasoning, our mission is to serve the people by initiating and distributing timely and effective warnings, statements, and forecasts to save lives!

For an in-depth history of the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Birmingham, take a look at the Office History page written mostly in part by Brian Peters, former Warning Coordination Meteorologist. If you have comments, questions and/or suggestions about this page, please send a note to the BMX Webmaster. We appreciate your feedback!

WFO Birmingham's Area of Responsibility 
NWS Birmingham Staff
The "Front Office" Team
Chris Darden Meteorologist-in-Charge
Kevin Laws Science and Operations Officer
John De Block Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Toby TenHarmsel Information Technology Officer
Michael Festino Electronics Systems Analyst
Michael Garrison Observation Program Leader
Reshun Jones Administrative Assistant


The "Operations" Team
Roger McNeil  Hydrologist
Mark Rose Senior Meteorologist
Mark Linhares Senior Meteorologist
Mary Keiser Senior Meteorologist
Jody Aaron Senior Meteorologist
Holly Allen Senior Meteorologist
Jim Westland Meteorologist
Tara Goggins Meteorologist
Gary Goggins Meteorologist
Matt Grantham Meteorologist
Jason Davis Meteorologist
Nathan Owen Meteorologist
Gerald Satterwhite Meteorologist
Jason Holmes Meteorologist
Jessica Winton Meteorologist
Alex Sizemore Meteorologist
Daniel Martin Meteorologist


The "Electronics" Team
Eric Hattendorf Electronics Technician
David Garrett Electronics Technician

Our office is located at the Shelby County Airport, just off Interstate 65 exit #234, within the city limits of Calera.

National Weather Service Forecast Office
465 Weathervane Road
Calera, Alabama 35040