With a major weather event brewing, I wanted to look back on the weather station that was once in downtown Scranton.

The United States Weather Bureau (now the National Weather Service) opened their Scranton office in August 1900. The office was located in Rooms 534 and 535 in the Connell Building on North Washington Ave and the weather station was located on the roof of the building.

Undated photo of the United States Weather Bureau weather measuring instruments on the rooftop of the Connell Building. The instruments include heat measuring apparatus, electrical sunshine instrument, wind-vane, anemometer, snow gauge and a tipple bucket rain gauge. The man on the right is weatherman William M. Dudley. Dudley worked at the weather bureau office from 1904 to 1925. Times-Tribune Archives

The office would operate out of the Connell Building until the completion of the Scranton Federal Building in September 1931. The office would stay in the Federal Building until 1955 when it was moved to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

They would operate out of the airport until August 1994 when the local office was closed and services were transferred to the office in Binghamton, N.Y.

If you’re looking for weather information you can visit these websites –

http://thetimes-tribune.com/weather

http://www.weather.gov/bgm/

Stay warm –