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Office of the Federal Coordinator for
Meteorological Services and Supporting Research

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Strategic Plan Published

January 12, 2018

A strategic plan for the Federal Weather Enterprise (FWE) was recently published. The plan was requested by the FCMSSR and is intended to express a strategic consensus of the agencies for the coordination of the FWE over a period of five years (FY2018—FY2022). Please click the link below for the Plan.

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TCORF Registration is Open!

December 6, 2017

Register now for the Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research Forum/72nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference! The 2018 meeting is cosponsored by Florida International University's Department of Earth and Environment, and will take place March 13-15. Click the link below for more information and the link to the registration site.

TCORF Website

Updated FMH 1 Published

November 30, 2017

Today, OFCM published an updated version of Federal Meteorology Handbook No. 1: Surface Weather Observations and Reports. This full update replaces the 2005 version, with reference updates, changes in aspects of observer certification and weather station management, new requirements on reporting small hail, snow pellets, and ice accretion. Clarifications are also provided on reporting present weather. Please click the link below to access FMH

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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.