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Office of the Federal Coordinator for
Meteorological Services and Supporting Research

Temporary Slide Hurricane Nicole, courtesy of NOAA Thunderhead with lightning, in Florida View of Monterey, California, along the Pacific Ocean

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Military and Meteorology

January 19, 2017

The Uniformed Services of the United States rely heavily on accurate meteorological observations and forecasts. Military history has certainly been influenced by weather events, and weather will undoubtedly impact our future. The ability to forecast the weather and to understand the meteorological effects on personnel and platforms can provide a distinct tactical advantage. For more information, follow the link below.

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National Space Weather Program History Published

January 13, 2017

A detailed history of the National Space Weather Program (NSWP) was recently published online by the American Geophysical Union's Space Weather journal. OFCM's Michael Bonadonna and Judson Stailey co-authored the piece, along with Dr. Louis Lanzerotti of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Highlights of the article include multiple agencies emphasizing the importance of the NSWP during congressional budget hearings on the Space Environment Center (now the Space Weather Prediction Center), and NSWP Assessment Report, among others.

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Agenda Posted for the 2017 TCORF/71st IHC!

February 24, 2017

The Tropical Cylone Operations and Research Forum/71st Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference will be held March 14-16, 2017, in Miami, Florida. The agenda has been posted, along with abstracts for presentations. Registration is still open! Click the link below for more information.

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OFCM's mission is to promote the effective use of Federal meteorological resources by facilitating the coordination of operational weather requirements, services, and supporting research among Federal agencies.