NWS – Kansas City, a 94,378 square foot build-to-suit facility, was originally constructed in 1998 then substantially renovated in 2020 and is 100% leased to the General Services Administration (GSA) on behalf of the National Weather Service (NWS) in Kansas City, Missouri.
NWS – Kansas City serves as the Central Region Headquarters for the NWS, one of six regional offices strategically located throughout the country. NWS manages all operational and scientific meteorological, hydrological, and oceanographic programs for the region including observing networks, weather services, forecasting, and climatology and hydrology. This facility also helps to monitor these services and adjust resources for most effective weather and warning services possible. NWS – Kansas City houses the Aviation Weather Center, one of nine centers located throughout the country.
NWS – Kansas City includes highly specialized features such as a radar tower, a secure satellite field, a full building generator, and some of the most advanced technology in weather forecasting and advanced computer equipment, including Doppler radar and the Automated Surface Observation System.