4A.4 National Centers AWIPS Migration Status

Tuesday, 14 January 2020: 9:30 AM
157C (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Steve Schotz, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and S. Jacobs, D. Plummer, J. E. Calkins, J. Anderson, E. M. Guillot, L. Byrle, and J. Henry

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction - Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), hereinafter referred to as NAWIPS, is being migrated to the AWIPS infrastructure to allow the National Centers (NCs) to support their forecast and hazard generation functions in the AWIPS architecture. The NAWIPS migration supports a strategic NWS objective of a more integrated field structure that helps enable a more effective collaborative forecast process among NWS NCs, Weather Forecast Offices and River Forecast Centers.

The NAWIPS migration includes the following NCs:

  • Aviation Weather Center provides aviation warnings and forecasts of hazardous flight conditions at all levels within domestic and international air space.
  • Climate Prediction Center monitors and forecasts short-term climate fluctuations and provides information on the effects climate patterns can have on the nation.
  • National Hurricane Center provides forecasts of the movement and strength of tropical weather systems and issues watches and warnings for the U.S. and surrounding areas.
  • NCEP Central Operations, Senior Duty Meteorologist (SDM) monitoring and supercomputer program initiation functions.
  • Ocean Prediction Center issues weather warnings and forecasts out to five days for the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans north of 30 degrees North.
  • Space Weather Prediction Center issues forecasts and warnings associated with solar and other space phenomena that impact the Earth
  • Storm Prediction Center provides tornado and severe weather watches for the contiguous United States along with a suite of hazardous weather forecasts.
  • Weather Prediction Center provides nationwide analysis and forecast guidance products out through seven days.

This presentation summarizes the NAWIPS migration scope, status and plans.

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