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Public Information Notice

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

1100 AM EST Thu Feb 28 2013


TO:      Subscribers:

         -Family of Services

         -NOAA Weather Wire Service

         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


         Other NWS Partners and NWS employees


FROM:    James E. Hoke

         Director, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center


SUBJECT: Change of the Name of the Hydrometeorological

         Prediction Center to Weather Prediction Center 

         Effective March 5, 2013


Effective March 5, 2013, the NCEP Hydrometeorological Prediction

Center (HPC) will be known as the Weather Prediction Center

(WPC). There will be no changes to the HPC product suite due to

this change and all AWIPS and WMO headers will remain the same.


The URL of the Website will change from




All current links to HPC will lead to the same pages for at

least 6 months.


The new name captures the breadth of products and services

produced by the center. There has been broad support for the

name change by center employees, users of the center’s products

and services, the employees’ organization, NOAA leadership, the

academic community, the private sector, and other stakeholders.


For more information, please contact: or 301-683-1331.


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