Mariama Feaster, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS and
Genene Fisher, NCEP, College Park, MD
The NOAA Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) delivers national and global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings and analyses to a broad range of users and partners. NCEP products and services from its nine centers respond to user needs to protect life and property, enhance the nation's economy, and support the nation's growing need for environmental information. This presentation will explain the mission of these NCEP centers and their efforts to build a Weather-Ready Nation. It will also include discussion of the socio-economic impacts of weather and climate events and the value of NCEP products and services.