History of the National Hurricane Center

Posted by on Thursday, September 29, 2016
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The first hurricane warning service was set up in the 1870s from Cuba.

The National Hurricane Center is co-located with the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida Weather Forecast Office on the campus of Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

In 1902 hurricane warning services were transferred to Washington, D.C. and then to Jacksonville before moving to Miami, Florida in 1943.

In 1984, the NHC was separated from the Miami Weather Service Forecast Office.

In 1995, the NHC moved into a new hurricane-resistant facility on the campus of Florida International University, capable of withstanding 210 km/h winds.

Richard Knabb is the current director if the National Hurricane Center.



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