NHC on Twitter
The National Hurricane Center participates on Twitter to help decision-makers
and the public receive notifications of the very latest hazardous tropical weather
systems, to enhance its traditional outreach and education programs, and where
possible, to interact with users.
NHC has six twitter accounts:
Interactive Outreach (@NWSNHC)
The broadest in scope of NHC's Twitter accounts, @NWSNHC is our primary
mechanism for engaging the public and our partners in two-way conversations.
Tweets will be composed by NHC managers, the Warning and Coordination
Meteorologist, the Public Affairs Officer, and other non-operational staff.
This account will cover general topics such as education and outreach, NWS
products and policies concerning tropical cyclones, significant events, or
just fun facts – from across all of the branches that comprise NHC.
Whenever possible, we'll try to respond to your questions and comments.
Hurricane Specialist Unit Operations (@NHC_Atlantic and @NHC_Pacific)
These two accounts are the primary outlets for real-time, operational information or
announcements regarding active tropical cyclones and disturbances, for our two basins
of responsibility. In addition to the automated tweets that are generated whenever
a Public Advisory (TCP) or Tropical Cyclone Update (TCU) has been issued, these
accounts will be used to enhance the messaging or highligh points of interest from
our public products. Because these accounts are primarily manned by the Hurricane
Specialist on shift, we will be unable to respond to questions or otherwise interact
with users on these accounts. Outside of hurricane season, @NHC_Atlantic and
@NHC_Pacific will be used to announce other operationally oriented activities of
the Hurricane Specialist Unit.
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 unit 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.
Just what it sounds like – the official Twitter account of 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