1435 Providing NCEP Products to Decision Makers during High Impact Weather Events

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Genene Fisher, 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) 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 NCEP modeling suite and associated products provide 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’s products and services are serving decision makers and how NCEP solicits feedback for continuous improvement. This presentation will highlight how NCEP works 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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