The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) provide timely, accurate and continually improving worldwide forecast guidance products. They maintain a current database of meteorological and hydrological data, historical data, and written information generated by the National Weather Service or received from other official sources. In addition, this site provides real-time access to a selection of current official weather observations, forecasts, and warnings from the United States government sources for use by the national and international community. This site provides access to the Office of the Director, as well as the nine national NCEP centers: the Aviation Weather Center - provides aviation warnings and forecasts of hazardous flight conditions at all levels within domestic an international air space, the Climate Prediction Center - monitors and forecasts short-term climate fluctuations and provides guidance information the long-term global effects climate patterns can have on the nation, the Environmental Modeling Center - develops and improves numerical weather, climate, hydrological and oceanic predictions, the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center - contains quantitative precipitation forecasts to five days, the NCEP Central Operations, the Marine Prediction Center - issues weather warnings and forecast to five days, the Space Environment Center - provides space weather alerts and warnings for disturbances, the Storm Prediction Center - provides tornado and severe weather watches for the United States, and the Tropical Prediction Center - provides forecasts of the movement and strength of tropical weather systems and issues the appropriate watches and warnings.


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