Bill Sammler serves as external liaison at the Wakefield office of the National Weather Service, which serves central and eastern Virginia, northeast North Carolina, and the Lower Maryland Eastern Shore. He coordinates with state and local emergency managers, state agencies, the media, and other NWS customers, to ensure NWS products and services meet their needs. Bill participates in a number of training initiatives including Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, and assists with a variety of weather related exercises.
Mr. Sammler came to Wakefield in April 1994, after spending the first 10 years of his 30+ year NWS career at the National Severe Storms Forecast Center in Kansas City, MO (now the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK), issuing nationwide forecasts for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. He has received several awards including the 2005 National Hurricane Conference Outstanding Achievement Award in Meteorology.
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