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NHC Mission & Vision

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Our People
(Who We Are)

A team of science, technical and administrative specialists

dedicated to our mission and vision.

(Why We Exist)

To save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic

efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings,

forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical

weather, and by increasing understanding of these hazards.

(What We Hope to Achieve)

To be America's calm, clear and trusted

voice in the eye of the storm,

and, with our partners, enable communities

to be safe from tropical weather threats.

NHC is part of NCEP - National Centers for Environmental Prediction

NCEP's Mission

NCEP delivers science-based environmental predictions to the

Nation and the global community. We collaborate with partners

and customers to produce reliable, timely, and accurate analyses,

guidance, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and

property and the enhancement of the national economy.

NCEP's Vision

The Nation's trusted source, first alert and preferred partner

for environmental prediction services.