NHC on Twitter
The NHC presence on Twitter is a prototype to help decision-makers and the
public receive notifications of the very latest on hazardous tropical weather
systems. The addition of NHC's voice via Twitter services to the social stream
is meant to enhance the ability of NHC and its partners to achieve their missions
by building situational awareness, and allow for a broader reach of information
to the public that it serves.
NHC has five twitter accounts:
& Eastern Pacific (NHC_Pacific)
These two mostly automated accounts are used to update followers whenever NHC has issued one of
the following products for that basin:
- A public advisory regarding a tropical cyclone (TCP)
- A tropical cyclone update (TCU)
Each tweet contains a link to access the corresponding product on the NHC website.
NHC also can tweet special messages at any time.
Storm Surge (NHC_Surge)
This account enhances storm surge forecasts by providing real-time reports
and observations during an event (resources permitting). The feed will enhance
preparedness and outreach efforts throughout the year, and provide news and
announcements on updates to the SLOSH modeling system and storm surge decision
Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (NHC_TAFB)
The Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB), an operational arm of the NHC, is responsible for issuing more
than 100 marine products daily covering millions of square miles of the Atlantic and eastern Pacific
Ocean. This account highlights significant marine weather events and outreach programs provided by TAFB.
This account is updated exclusively by the NHC Director, Dr. Rick Knabb.
This is a prototype service - see http://www.weather.gov/sp/pns11twitter.htm for more information.
This service may not be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Timely delivery of data and products from this service through the Internet
is not guaranteed, and you should not rely on this service to make life-threatening decisions.
Please read the full Disclaimer for more information.
If you have questions or comments, please contact