United States - NWS Hydrometeorological Prediction Center becomes the Weather Prediction Center

United States - NWS Hydrometeorological Prediction Center becomes the Weather Prediction Center

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5 March 2013
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The Hydrometeorological Prediction Center — one of the nine national centers of the National Weather Service — will now be known as the Weather Prediction Center. The change, which takes place on March 5, is meant to better reflect the diverse mission of the organization and provide a clearer and easier-to-understand name for the center, which is described in its strategic plan as “America’s go-to center for high-impact precipitation events and forecast guidance out to 14 days for a Weather-Ready Nation.”

“The new name captures the great breadth of products and services delivered each and every day and night of the year as the center works alongside the rest of the National Weather Service team to build a Weather-Ready Nation,” said Jim Hoke, director of the renamed center, located in the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Md. “Although our mission hasn’t changed at all, it is nice now to have a name everyone can understand, pronounce and spell.” >> More

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