February 22, 2013

NOAA Circular 13-02

Subject: National Weather Service Renaming Hydrometeorological Prediction Center

To: Office of the Under Secretary Staff Offices of the Under Secretary Administrative Delivery Points

Effective March 3, 2013 the organization Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) will be renamed as the Weather Prediction Center (WPC). The intent of the name change is to_ be responsive to the requests from key partners, the media, the public, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Public Affairs, and the staff of the National Weather Service (NWS) . The name change will improve the understanding to the public.

The renaming of HPC to WPC will be accomplished within· existing resources and will be cost neutral to the NWS and NOAA. All employees will retain their current.positions. There is no change in number of Full Time Equivalency (FTE) and no reprogramming of dollars is necessary.


Signed by Sandra R. Manning Director for Workforce Management