Foretelling the Future | The National Weather Service at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games
EXPLORE HOW THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OLYMPIC SUPPORT UNIT’S WEATHER FORECASTS AND WARNINGS IMPACTED EVERYONE AT THE 1980 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES.
In 1980, there was a small team of meteorologists working tirelessly to give accurate and timely weather warnings and forecasts to ensure a safe and successful Olympic Winter Games for Lake Placid. They provided frequent weather information to coaches, athletes, venue managers, law enforcement, media, travelers, and spectators.
This project is a partnership between the National Ocean Service’s Coast Survey Development Laboratory, the National Weather Service in Burlington, Vermont, and the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. Funded by NOAA Heritage Program and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.