The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is the division of the United States’ NOAA/National Weather Service responsible for tracking and predicting tropical weather systems between the Prime Meridian and the 140th meridian west poleward to the 30th parallel north in the northeast Pacific Ocean and the 31st parallel north in the northern Atlantic Ocean.
Where is the National Hurricane Center in Miami?
“The National Hurricane Center is co-located with the Miami National Weather Service Forecast Office on the main campus of Florida International University at 11691 S. W. 17th Street, Miami, Florida. This location is about 12 miles west of downtown Miami and 8 miles southwest of Miami International Airport.”.
When was the National Hurricane Information Center established?
On July 1, 1956, a National Hurricane Information Center was established in Miami, Florida which became a warehouse for all hurricane-related information from one United States Weather Bureau office.
When does the National Hurricane Center update?
The National Hurricane Center’s cone of uncertainty put all of Florida in Tropical A smaller cone means less uncertainty on where a tropical cyclone is headed but notably does not forecast impacts outside of the cone such as storm surge, flooding.
While I was writing we ran into the query “How often does the National Hurricane Center update?”.
The answer is that whenever a tropical cyclone (a tropical depression, tropical storm, or hurricane) or a subtropical storm has formed in the Atlantic or eastern North Pacific, the NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) issues tropical cyclone advisory products at least every 6 hours at 5 am, 11 am, 5 pm, and 11 pm EDT.
You may be thinking “How many people work at the National Center for hurricane prediction?”
The NHC staff has 66 members including 12 managers. The NHC is one of nine national centers which compose the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Known as the NHC from 1995 through 2010, the hurricane specialists within the hurricane specialists unit (HSU) are the chief meteorologists that predict the actions of tropical storms.