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Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology


National Hurricane Operations Plan

Hurricane Operations for the Nation

Hurricane Katrina approaching the gulf coast.

The National Hurricane Operations Plan (NHOP) is published annually prior to the hurricane season, and documents the interdepartmental effort to provide the United States and designated international recipients with forecasts, warnings, and assessments, concerning tropical and subtropical weather systems.

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FY 2018 National Hurricane Operations Plan, including changes 1 and 2

WSR-88D Tropical Cyclone Operations Plan & Checklist:

For NHOPs published before 2016, please email