2.4 NCEP's Role in Building Preparedness and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events

Monday, 11 January 2016: 2:15 PM
Room 255/257 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Genene Fisher, NOAA/NWS, College Park, MD

The threat of high impact weather events requires that the U.S. government and general public plan appropriately for preparedness, response to, and recovery from such events. Protecting life, property, and the enhancement of the national economy is a difficult challenge that requires coordinated and focused effort from the federal, state, and local governments, and the private sector.

To respond to these challenges, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operational modeling suite at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) provides timely information on the future state of weather, land surface, ocean, sea ice, short-term climate, and ecosystems. The modeling suite provides input for the decision making process for the public, and for sectors ranging from water resources to electric power generation.

This presentation will focus on how NCEP has implemented new forecast capabilities, products, and services to better meet the needs of its diverse customer base. NCEP is working closely with industry, emergency managers, agency partners, and international organizations to communicate the threat of high impact weather events and reduce society's vulnerability.

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