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

WPC delivers weather forecast guidance products and services in support of the daily activities of the National Weather Service and its users.

Vision Statement

To be a leader in the NWS collaborative forecast process and recognized as a center of excellence by providing high-quality weather forecast guidance and analyses.