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February 15, 2022 - The Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Marine Ambassador webpage is now live at https://www.weather.gov/wrn/wrna-marine. 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.
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.
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)
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.
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
June 15, 2017 - OPC's new website design is effective September 6, 2017 – see preview
May 4, 2017 - OPC's Strategic Plan for 2017-2021 has been published.
September 8, 2016 - Help the NWS better communicate with you when hazardous weather threatens! Take the survey.