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The National Hurricane Center conducts a practical program of education and outreach on hazardous tropical weather for the public, educators, students, scientists, businesses, and government agencies. Increased awareness of hazardous tropical weather and its potential impacts are vital to the public and those emergency managers charged with safeguarding lives and property. NHC fulfills this responsibility through direct contact with these groups; formal and informal training; increased data availability; dissemination of scientific and other publications and feedback to effectively adapt to evolving needs.

Classes and Workshops

2024 Hurricane Readiness for Coastal Communities (L-311) Course

  1. Hurricane Basics (14 MB)
  2. NWS Products (15 MB)
  3. Forecast Uncertainty (23 MB)
  4. Making Better Decisions (10 MB)
  5. Student Guide (42 MB)

2024 Hurricane Readiness for Inland Communities (L-310) Course

  1. Tropical Cyclone Basics (36 MB)
  2. National Weather Service Products (26 MB)
  3. Understanding Forecast Uncertainty (7.5 MB)
  4. Inland Hurricane Preparation in Practice (23 MB)
  5. Student Manual (30 MB)

NHC Presentations

2024 National Hurricane Conference

  1. 20th Anniversary of the 2004 Hurricane Season.pdf (14 MB)
  2. NWS National Centers - Providing National Guidance for Hazardous Weather.pdf (61 MB)
  3. National Weather Service - Collaborative Partner Campaigns - Teaming Up with Public Information Partners.pdf (11 MB)
  4. Operational Forecast Successes and Challenges During the 2023 Hurricane Season.pdf (211 MB)
  5. Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Data for Tropical Cyclone Analysis and Forecasting - Past, Present, and Future.pdf (21 MB)
  6. NWS Tropical Cyclone Product Updates - 2024 and Beyond.pdf (12 MB)
  7. NWS Flood Inundation Mapping (FIM) Servcies and NWPS Implementation.pdf (27 MB)

Publications & Data

Tropical Weather and Hurricane Learning Opportunities

Learning Opportunities for K-12 Students (Resources for Teachers)

Useful Documents

Storm Surge

Other NHC Outreach & Education Content

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