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What is the National Hurricane Center?

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Answered 2010-08-07 15:04:58

The National Hurricane Center is a division of the Tropical Prediction Center in the United States National Weather Service. They handle all tropical activity for the eastern North Pacific and North Atlantic Ocean basins and issue all watches and warnings regardless of potential impact on United States land. They are located on the campus of Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

During hurricane season (June 1 - November 30), they issue tropical outlooks every 6 hours available on their website (see related link). When a tropical depression forms, they offer a number of different products for tracking and prediction of the storm, including discussion and model forecasts. The current deputy director is Edward Rapapport.

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