Meteorological Acronyms

 National Centers

NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
NWS National Weather Service
NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction
SPC Storm Prediction Center
NHC National Hurricane Center
NCDC National Climatic Data Center
NSSL National Severe Storms Laboratory

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  •  Models

    NGM Nested Grid Model
    MOS Model Output Statistics
    AVN Aviation
    GFS Global Forecasting System
    MRF Medium-Range Forecast
    RUC Rapid Update Cycle
    NAM North American Model, formerly ETA
    MM5 Mesoscale Met. Model, Version 5