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Public Information Notice
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
1100 AM EST Thu Feb 28 2013
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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:
James.Hoke@noaa.gov or 301-683-1331.
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