Since that time, the NWS Modernization and Associated Restructuring has been largely completed. Most forecast offices are now staffed at "end-state" levels, which for some has meant the loss of one of more staff members through attrition. These leaner staffing levels may necessitate careful prioritization in implementing a wide range of outreach activities, including K-12 education, SKYWARN weather spotter training, and presentations for civic and philanthropic organizations.
With this in mind, the authors will present the results of a follow-up survey of NWS Eastern Region weather forecast offices to determine the status of their outreach programs, with an emphasis on their ability to maintain an effective K-12 education program. Recent trends in these outreach efforts will also be discussed. An additional survey of all forecast offices outside Eastern Region will be conducted this year to determine their overall activity and commitment to outreach efforts. Suggested methods to remain "in touch" with the K-12 educational community with also be presented.