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Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services


Working Group for Federal Meteorological Handbooks

JAG/FMH Purpose

The Joint Action Group for Federal Meteorological Handbooks (JAG/FMH), provides a forum to maintain and update all of the Federal Meteorological Handbooks.

The JAG/FMH will:

  1. Periodically review all FMHs to maintain currency with surface observing equipment and practices.
  2. Meet as needed to update and address issues related to each FMH.
  3. Coordinate and help prepare changes to the FMHs, coordinate proposed changes within host agencies to obtain broad agency acceptance, and review the agreed implementation of changes prior to higher level approval.
  4. Respond, as appropriate, to Interdepartmental Committee for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research (ICMSSR) review of proposed FMH changes.
  5. Update ICMSSR on the status of work as requested and address ICMSSR taskings as directed.


Meetings are held as updates are required for FMHs. Meeting information can be found here.


WG/FHM publishes Meteorological Handbooks.