The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is one of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, which are a part of NOAA's National Weather Service. It is located in College Park, Maryland. CPC issues climate forecasts valid weeks and months in advance.
A narrative statement produced by the National Weather Service, frequently issued on a routine basis by a local weather forecast office (WFO), to provide information regarding the potential of significant weather expected during the next 1 to 5 days.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is an agency of the United States government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, and other weather-related products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information. http://www.weather.gov/ is the National Weather Service home page.
This type of National Weather Service office is responsible for issuing advisories, warnings, statements, and short term forecasts for its county warning area. For example the Dodge City WFO is responsible for the counties in southwest Kansas.
See Storm Prediction Center
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is a government agency that is part of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), operating under the control of the National Weather Service (NWS), which in turn is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States Department of Commerce (DoC). Headquartered at the National [...]
According to the National Weather Service, a warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.
According to the National Weather Service, a watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. A watch is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so.
The Weather Prediction Center (WPC), located in College Park, Maryland, is one of nine service centers under the umbrella of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), a part of the National Weather Service (NWS), which in turn is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. government. Until March 5, [...]