WMO Hurricane Forecasting/Warning Workshop
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Regional Association IV (RA-IV)
The two-week workshop conducted by the National
Hurricane Center is an annual event sponsored by the WMO.
Forecasters/meteorologists from RA-IV countries are familiarized and trained
in state-of-the-art techniques for tropical cyclone prediction, warning, and
public awareness. Training is accomplished through a combination of lectures
and practical exercises, with considerable interaction between students and
Class picture of WMO RA-IV 2013 Workshop on Hurricane Forecasting and
Warning (Click for full-size image)
All nations gain from the training: students receive valuable training; and
the NHC interacts with its counterparts outside of the U.S., in many cases
meteorologists from countries with whom NHC must coordinate forecasts and
warnings during the hurricane season. Quite often, storms which threaten
Caribbean countries eventually become threats to the U.S.
Meteorologists from the Caribbean region complete a practical exercise
with assistance from Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven [left] during the
2013 World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Regional
Association IV (RA-IV) Workshop on Hurricane Forecasting and Warning.
(Click for full-size image)