The Meteorological Operations Division of the National Meteorological Center

Stephen F. Corfidi Meteorological Operations Division, NMC, NWS, NOAA, Washington, D.C.

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Abstract

The Meteorological Operations Division of the National Meteorological Center is the primary analysis and forecast facility of the National Weather Service. The division's many products provide guidance to the meteorological community throughout the United States and around the world. This paper describes the various analyses and forecast functions of the division, with special emphasis on how manual and objective techniques are combined to produce the best possible products.

Abstract

The Meteorological Operations Division of the National Meteorological Center is the primary analysis and forecast facility of the National Weather Service. The division's many products provide guidance to the meteorological community throughout the United States and around the world. This paper describes the various analyses and forecast functions of the division, with special emphasis on how manual and objective techniques are combined to produce the best possible products.

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