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:
Atlantic (NHC_Atlantic) & 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:
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) Follow @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 support tools.
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.
Director (NHCDirector) Follow @NHCDirector
This account is updated exclusively by the NHC Director, Dr. Rick Knabb.
Please Note: This is a prototype service - see http://www.weather.gov/sp/pns11twitter.htm for more information.
Disclaimer: 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.
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