Flagstaff, Arizona (TechRadar) — The upcoming National Forecast Office in Flagstowe, Oregon will be called Flagstaff Forecast Center (FFC).
The name refers to the location of Flagstaff City.
The name is a nod to Flagstaff’s famed location as the base of operations for the U.S. Army.
It is also a nod in the direction of the local Flagstaff Fire Department, which has a history of battling wildfires in the area.
Flagstaff has one of the highest wildfire numbers in the U, with more than 600 active wildfires.
As a result, the National Forecaster’s Office (NFO) will be located at the Flagstaff-FFC intersection, in the city of Flagstow.
The NFO will also have offices in nearby Flagstaff and Tucson.
Flagstopper reported on Friday that the city was interested in becoming the new National Forecasting Center.
This is not the first time Flagstaff officials have considered joining the National Weather Services (NWS) as a partner.
The city received its first NWS contract in 1998.
Flagtown and Flagstaff have hosted NWS operations since 2009, and the city also hosted the city’s first NWA-funded disaster management center in 2011.
The new NWS will be the nation’s first national weather prediction center in the United States, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
It will also be the first national forecast center to operate from the United Kingdom, where it operates out of the University of Manchester.
Flagcity is about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Flagtown, and Tucson is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Flag City.
Flagstan’s headquarters will be in Flagstan.
The two cities have been home to several U.N. and World Health Organization disaster response centers.
Flagstrom has also been home for more than a decade to the Umatilla Community College, which is also home to the Flagstan University of Science and Technology.