In 2017, the signed Weather Act requires the development of a new HFIP project plan due in April 2018. The Weather Act states three main goals: (1) improving the prediction of RI and track of hurricanes; (2) improving the forecast and communication of storm surges from hurricanes; and (3) incorporating risk communication research to create more effective watch and warning products. The objective of this meeting was to discuss the proposed revisions of the current HFIP goals and review the initial draft of the plan. The HFIP Plan represents an integrated plan across NOAA and involvement from the community outside NOAA which will lead to achieving the overall goals.
Over the years, the HFIP program has been guided with the advice of Strategic Planning teams and Tiger teams. The results, accomplishments, and lessons learned of the HFIP teams have allowed for development of a multi-year strategy for improving hurricane forecast guidance. The Tiger teams primarily are responsible for overseeing the development of specific new capability for the hurricane forecast guidance system. This meeting will provide updates from the various teams and discuss the NOAA strategy related to the Next Generation Global Prediction System developments and the strategy to address the hurricane problem.
The meeting is planned for this location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center