Your question: What type of events led to the establishment of a National Weather Service?

After a series of weather related disasters sank hundreds of boats on the Great Lakes, President Ulysses S. Grant ordered the army to systematically compile weather observations from stations across the nation.

What is the purpose of National Weather Service?

The National Weather Service (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.

Who created the National Weather Service?

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