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June 28, 2022 - The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Strategic Implementation Plan for 2022 - 2027+ is available.

February 15, 2022 - The Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Marine Ambassador webpage is now live at Please also see the Virtual Training Modules that cover a variety of topics, including General Marine Weather Products and Services, General Marine Weather Uncertainty and Observations, Tropical Cyclone Products, and Tropical Cyclone Uncertainty.

December 1, 2021 - OPC's Experimental Freezing Spray Guidance is now available in the "Hazards" section of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Alaska/Arctic pages.

February 10, 2021 - Soliciting Comments on Discontinuing the OPC Marine Weather Discussion (MIM) Effective March 12, 2021. The NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction's (NCEP) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) is accepting comments until March 12, 2021, on a proposal to discontinue the Marine Weather Discussion (MIM) text product produced by the OPC.

May 7, 2020 - National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22. The NWS and the National Safe Boating Council will partner again this year to highlight relevant weather topics, safety advice and recreational boating resources.

September 11, 2019 - The U.S. Coast Guard requests feedback on a proposal to migrate medium frequency NAVTEX broadcasts to satellite.
NWS Public Information Statement ‐  Federal Register Notice ‐  Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal on or before November 19, 2019.

August 19, 2019 - Adjusting Issuance Times for Oceanic Gridded Marine Offshore and High Seas Forecasts in NDFD Effective on or about September 10, 2019.

May 14, 2019 - National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24. The week will highlight relevant weather topics and offer safety specific Public Service Announcements (PSA) and resources for the recreational boating public.

May 2, 2019 - National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 5-11

March 12, 2019 - Feedback invited on potential changes to the Tropical Cyclone Forecast/Advisory (TCM) product issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC)

November 15, 2018 - Discontinuation of NWS High Seas and Storm Warnings over NIST Time Frequency Broadcasts Effective January 31, 2019

May 7, 2018 - National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 6-12

April 23, 2018 - New improved GOES satellite sea surface temperature composite images are available for the West Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and Great Lakes. The SST composites are generated from the NOAA NESDIS ACSPO (Advanced Clear Sky Processor for Ocean) 0.02º Level 3 product from the new-generation Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) sensor onboard the GOES-16 (East) satellite.

March 09, 2018 - ECG SafetyNET Message announcing the planned Inmarsat I-3 to I-4 migration in 2018.

March 09, 2018 - Read OPC Director, Tom Cuff's editorial on the new 72 hour product suite for the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans.

January 18, 2018 - Changes to the surface analyses and surface forecast charts, including a new 72-hour forecast chart effective March 7, 2018

December 19, 2017 - NWS is soliciting Comments on Proposed Discontinuation of High Seas and Storm Warning over NIST Time Frequency Broadcasts through January 20, 2018

December 18, 2017 - As part of the ongoing Hazard Simplification Project, the National Weather Service (NWS) is proposing to reduce the number of Marine hazard messages. We are requesting comments on this marine consolidation and reformatting proposal via this survey.

October 12, 2017 - NWS Notice on Degraded HFFAX Transmissions

September 20, 2017 - OPC thanks the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) for being a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador

September 20, 2017 - NWS Hazard Simplification Project is Soliciting Public Comments through October 5, 2017

September 5, 2017 - Changes to 500mb forecasts and ceasing production of a small suite of products are effective November 13, 2017

June 26, 2017 - Soliciting comments on proposed changes to 500mb forecasts & terminating a small suite of products through July 31, 2017

June 15, 2017 - OPC's new website design is effective September 6, 2017see preview

May 30, 2017 - Depiction of sustained winds around tropical cyclones on OPC forecast charts changes June 30, 2017

May 4, 2017 - OPC's Strategic Plan for 2017-2021 has been published.

April 25, 2017 - North American Ice Service (NAIS) Atlantic Iceberg Analysis and Outlook Products are now available on OPC's Atlantic Weather page.

April 24, 2017 - Use of mixed-case text in selected marine products effective June 1, 2017

April 3, 2017 - Depiction of Potential Tropical Cyclones on Unified Surface Analysis and Marine Radiofax Charts effective May 15, 2017

September 8, 2016 - Help the NWS better communicate with you when hazardous weather threatens! Take the survey.