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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

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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.

Click here for the Strategic Plan

TCORF/IHC Presentations and Summary Posted

April 8, 2018

The summary and presentations for the TCORF/72nd IHC have been posted! We are grateful to Florida International University's Department of Earth and Environment for co-sponsoring this year's meeting. The forum featured sessions on Ocean Model Impact on Hurricane Forecasting and Satellite Advancements, among others. Click the link below for more information.

TCORF Website

Updated NHOP Published

May 2, 2018

Yesterday, the National Hurricane Operations Plan was published. The 2018 edition of the Plan includes an extensive update of the Vortex Data Message, additional drops of dropsondes during investigative flights, and updated name lists. Please click the link below for the NHOP, along with the WSR-88D plans and quick check lists.

Click here for the NHOP

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.