National Weather Service In Melbourne Adds Two New Meteorologists To Staff

By  //  June 3, 2016

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The National Weather Service in Melbourne welcomed two new meteorologists to their staff this week including Jessie Smith, left, and Jerry Combs. (NWS image)

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The National Weather Service in Melbourne welcomed two new meteorologists to their staff this week.

Jessie Smith grew up in Florida and was drawn to weather after living through several active hurricane seasons in the 2000s.

She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

Jerry Combs’s experience with severe storms and winter weather in the Midwest led him to pursue his meteorology degree at the University of Missouri.

The National Weather Service is one of the largest employers of meteorologists in the United States. A National Weather Service career is one of the most highly sought after careers for meteorologist.

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.

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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.

The National Weather Service consists of five regions (Central, Eastern, Southern, Western and Alaska) each of which has a Regional Support Center and Regional Climate Center. In addition, the NWS also has a number of River Forecast Centers, Regional Climate Centers and specialized centers.

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