WPC's Mission and Vision

Welcome to the WPC

Located in the World Weather Building in Camp Springs, MD, the Weather Prediction Center is one of the nine National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), which is part of the National Weather Service (NWS).  The WPC exists to meet the real-time weather information needs of a growing group of users including NWS field offices, other governmental agencies, the media, the private sector, academic institutions, the international community, and the general public.  We support the NWS mission of protecting lives and property and enhancing the national economy.  We have created this web site so you can learn more about our operations and view our latest products. 

Mission Statement
To provide:
  1. Forecast, guidance, and analysis products and services in support of the daily forecasting activities of the National Weather Service and its customers, and
  2. Tailored weather support to other government agencies in emergency and special situations.

Vision Statement

To be recognized by the National Weather Service field offices and other forecast groups as a center of excellence for:
  • Heavy Precipitation Forecasting
  • Winter Weather Forecasting
  • Medium-Range Forecasting
  • Real-Time Numerical Model Diagnostics and Interpretation
  • Surface Analysis