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Recommendation:

permitting, by the 17th Operational Weather Squadron Meteorological Satellite Operations (SATOPS) Flight (17 OWS/WXJ), Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Pearl Harbor, HI to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Requested changes to the NHOP listed below be incorporated.

1. Page 2-4, para 2.3, 7th sub-bullet. Update to reflect cessation of AFWA analysis support activities.

  • Provide, resources permitting, through the 17th Operational Weather Squadron Meteorological Satellite Operations (SATOPS) Flight (17 OWS/WXJ), Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Pearl Harbor, HI, surveillance support with fixes and or intensity to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center through analysis of available satellite imagery. The JTWC SATOPS Flight support focuses on the Indian Ocean and the Central, South, and Northwest Pacific Ocean.

    • 2.

      Page 6-6, para 6.4. Update to reflect cessation of AFWA analysis support activities

    • 6.4

      Air Force Support and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

(DMSP). Data covering the National Hurricane Operations Plan areas of interest are received centrally at the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) and distributed to Operational Weather Squadrons (OWS) and the Navy’s Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) at Monterey, CA. Satellite data covering the Central Pacific area are received at or shipped to the 17th OWS Meteorological Satellite Operations (SATOPS) Flight (17 OWS/WXJ), Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Pearl Harbor, HI. The 17 OWS/WXJ uses all available meteorological satellite data when providing fix and or intensity information to Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasters.

3. Page 6-6, para 6.4.1 Update to reflect cessation of AFWA support activities

6.4.1. Central Pacific Surveillance. The 17 OWS/WXJ (JTWC Satellite Operations Flight) will provide, resources permitting, fix and or intensity information to the CPHC on systems upon request.

4. Page 6-6, para 6.4.2. Delete

5. Page 6-7, Figure 6.2. Delete

Action:

Accept proposed changes and update NHOP.

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