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Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (Mexico)

 

Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (Mexico)

Servicio Meteorológico Nacional
SMN
Agency overview
Formed 1877
Preceding Agency Observatorio Meteorológico y Astronómico de México
Jurisdiction  Mexico
Headquarters  Mexico
Agency executive Juan Manuel Caballero González, General Coordinator
Parent department Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources
Parent agency National Water Commission
Website http://smn.cna.gob.mx

The Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) is Mexico's national weather organization. It collects data and issues forecasts, advisories, and warnings for the entire country.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Functions of the organization 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

A presidential decree founded El Observatorio Meteorológico y Astrónomico de México (The Meteorological and Astronomical Observatory of Mexico) on February 6, 1877 as part of the Geographic Exploring of the National Territory commission. By 1880, it became an independent agency located at weather balloons and radiosondes, and five radars serviced the country. In 1989, it became a subagency of the General de Administracion del Agua.[1]

Functions of the organization

The agency issues forecasts out to five days in the future, hydrological bulletins including recent rainfall, agricultural bulletins, and run their own regional forecast model based upon the MM5. They also issue warnings for intense storms, strong northerlies in the World Meteorological Organization.

See also

  • National Weather Service - United States (Note that the United States' NWS issues bulletins and forecasts in Spanish as the "Servicio Meteorológico Nacional")
  • World Meteorological Organization

References

  1. ^ Servicio Meteorologia Nacional. Breve Historia... Retrieved on 2007-01-17.
  2. ^ Servicio Meteorologia Nacional. Avisos y Alertas. Retrieved on 2007-01-17.
  3. ^ Servicio Meteorologia Nacional. Productos Meteorologicos. Retrieved on 2007-01-17.

External links

  • Servicio Meteorologico Nacional (Spanish)
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