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Office of the Federal Coordinator for
Meteorological Services and Supporting Research

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Over a Half-Century of Multi-Agency Collaboration

Latest News website launched

September 20, 2017

On Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017, the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center and OFCM launched the new Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation website SWORM.GOV. The website provides access to the public to Federal activities supporting the Executive Office of the President National Science and Technology Council SWORM Subcommittee as well as other activities and events relevant to the National Space Weather Enterprise. SWORM.GOV was approved by the SWORM Subcommittee, funded by NOAA, and maintained by OFCM.

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TCORF Dates Announced

October 19, 2017

OFCM is pleased to announce the dates for the upcoming 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. The link below goes to the TCORF site, which will be updated as more information becomes available.

TCORF Website

Updated FMH 11 Part C Published

October 12, 2017

Today, OFCM published an updated version of Federal Meteorology Handbook No. 11 WSR-88D Meteorological Observations, Part C: WSR-88D Products and Algorithms. This replaces the 2006 version, and incorporates the system changes made since that date, updates the document as of Radar Product Generator Build 15 (released in Fall 2014), and adds information based on operational experience gained during the first decade of WSR-88D operational use and case studies.

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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.