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Ground broken for new National Weather Service building in South Charleston


SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service will have a new regional home in South Charleston.

The ground was broken Thursday at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park on Building 754, which will house the National Weather Service and other future tenants. The 24 employees at the National Weather Service (NWS) will completely move out its location at 400 Parkway Road in Charleston and into the new digs in Spring 2022.

“When we think about technology and science, you have to think about the climate and our weather. We will be bringing in meteorologists and other scientists to the park that impact our lives every day,” Matt Ballard, CEO and Executive Director of the Tech Park told MetroNews on Thursday.

“Whether you are going out for a round of golf or thinking about gardening for the year, there are so many different business aspects to what the weather impacts,”

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