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NWS Publications: NWS NCEP

National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)

NCEPThe National Centers for Environmental Prediction is responsible for delivering national and global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings and analyses to its partners and users through nine centers covering aviation weather, climate prediction, environmental modeling, hurricanes, ocean prediction, storm prediction, and space weather prediction.

Current Publications

Predecessor Organization


NMCThe National Meteorological Center (NMC), the direct precursor to NCEP, was formed in 1958 before being reorganized as NCEP in 1995. NMC began providing weather forecasting for the Northern Hemisphere before expanding to the entire globe, and conducted research to improve the accuracy of forecasts, to provide information in the most useful form, and to present data as automatically as practicable.

Historical Publications