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A feature article in The Atlantic on September 12 titled, “The National Weather Service’s New Philosophy” gave the public an insider’s view of backup hurricane forecast operations at WPC and showcased our important strategic goal to create a Weather-Ready Nation.

Author Robinson Meyer was embedded with forecasters at the Weather Prediction Center for several hours on Sunday as Irma made landfall twice in Florida.

Featuring interviews with Louis Uccellini, NWS director, Bill Lapenta, NCEP director, and Kathryn Gilbert, Weather Prediction Center acting director, the article shines a spotlight on the incredible forecasting operations for Hurricane Irma.

NHC,CPHC and SPC employees
NHC,CPHC and SPC employees deployed to WPC in College Park, MD during Hurricane Irma.