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An Unsettled Weekend For The West

A large and strong Pacific storm system will impact a good portion of the West this weekend. Heavy rain, widespread mountain snow, gusty winds and a variety of marine related hazards are likely. The heavy rain threat may result in some flash flooding today and Saturday across north-central portions of California and southwestern Oregon, especially near recent and vulnerable burn scar areas. Read More >

 

New! The tsunami exercise CARIBE WAVE 20 will be on March 19, 2020

 New! NTHMP Tsunami Information Guide - PDF


User’s Guide for the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Enhanced Products for the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (CARIBE-EWS) - PDF


PTWC Tsunami Products for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands User's Guide - PDF



     The Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program (CTWP) supports domestic and international tsunami warning services and programs in the Caribbean and adjacent regions. The office focuses on strengthening and sustaining the tsunami observational system as well as the continued enhancement of tsunami outreach, education and readiness, including the implementation of the TsunamiReady® and international Tsunami Ready Programs. 

     Within NOAA, it works closely with the U.S. Tsunami Warning Centers (National Tsunami Warning Center and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center); the International Tsunami Information Center; the NWS San Juan Weather Forecast Office responsible for disseminating tsunami products to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research and the National Ocean Service for water level monitoring. 

The CTWP also participates and supports activities of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Tsunamis and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean Sea and adjacent regions (CARIBE-EWS). The CARIBE-EWS covers 48 states and territories in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic. The CTWP coordinates efforts with the Caribbean Tsunami Information Center (Barbados) and works closely with the seismic, sea level and GPS operators and the officially designated National Tsunami Warning Focal Points, National Tsunami Warning Centers and Tsunami National Contacts. The Program organizes and participates in training sessions and provides briefings and materials for use by the general public, government, scientists and broadcast media. It is staffed by two full time employees and Student Interns. Efforts are made to have resources available in English, Spanish and French. The CTWP was established in 2010 by the U.S. National Weather Service. It is co-located with the Puerto Rico Seismic Network at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.