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Our Mission
Fleet Weather Center Norfolk provides timely, accurate, and tactically relevant meteorological and oceanographic (METOC) products and services to Navy, Joint, Allied, and Coalition forces operating in Task Force 80, Second Fleet, Fourth Fleet, and Sixth Fleet Areas of responsibility in order to protect the Fleet and enable decision superiority for the warfighter.
Command Responsibilities
Fleet Weather Center Norfolk (FLTWEACEN) is one of the Navy’s two primary weather forecasting centers (the other is located in San Diego, CA), providing 24/7 maritime forecasts and warnings, and voyage planning/route recommendations to U.S. Navy ships/staff, Military Sealift Command, U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, DoD contract carriers, U.S. Army, NATO and coalition units operating in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, North and South Atlantic Oceans, Arctic Ocean, navigable waters of the Great Lakes, and Mediterranean, Baltic, and Black Seas. 

FLTWEACEN also provides forecasts, tropical cyclone warnings, and resource protection for shore-based naval installations, air stations, and fleet concentration areas stretching from the West-central U.S. to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. 

FLTWEACEN Norfolk is the Immediate Supervisor In Command (ISIC) for the US Naval Ice Center (USNIC), Strike Group Oceanography Team (SGOT) Norfolk, Naval Reserve Fleet Weather Center Norfolk, and subordinate detachments located in the Pentagon, at the White House Meteorology Office, National Hurricane Center, NAS Jacksonville, Kapaun Air Station, Germany, NSA Naples, Italy, and NAS Sigonella, Italy support SECNAV, CNO and CMC, and Navy/Joint operations in NAVEUR, NAVAF and NAVCENT areas of responsibility respectively. 

History of Fleet Weather Center - Norfolk
The Fleet Weather Center (FLTWEACEN) was originally established in the early stages of WWII, located on NAS Norfolk.  In 1950 it was moved to building R-48 and re-designated as Fleet Weather Facility in 1957, with Optimum Track Ship Routing (OTSR) responsibilities assigned to the facility in 1958.  FLTWEACEN was designated a regional Oceanographic Forecast Center in 1966, with Anti-submarine Warfare being added to the list of services provided.
In 1968 FLTWEACEN was re-designated as Fleet Weather Central Norfolk and was awarded its first Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) for their support of the APOLLO manned space mission.  FLTWEACEN then moved to its present location in building U-117, The McAdie Building, in 1972, also assuming Tropical Cyclone/Hurricane Warning responsibilities for the Atlantic theater.  In 1975, the Mobile Environmental Team was established as a sea duty component to provide forecasting and observing services for ships at sea. FLTWEACEN was reorganized in 1979 as Naval Eastern Oceanography Center (NAVEASTOCEANCEN), and in 1993 assumed the title of Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Center Norfolk (NAVLANTMETOCCEN).
In 2005 NAVLANTMETOCCEN was split into three separate commands to align its organizational structure to support SeaPower21; they were Naval Maritime Forecast Center, Strike Group Oceanography Team Norfolk, and Naval Aviation Forecast Center Norfolk.  In 2010, the three commands combined to establish Fleet Weather Center Norfolk, which expanded its maritime forecasting responsibility to include the Arctic region.


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