While the National Hurricane Center in Miami is wrapping-up the last student webinar for the mainland today, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu, Hawaii is launching their own series of webinars aimed at students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in the Aloha State. A Talk Story series will also be curated for adults.
A panel of meteorologists from NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center plan to take webinar participants through the science of hurricanes, how and where they are forecast, the hazards associated with them, and how to stay prepared. The “Hurricanes at Home!” series will happen on three dates: May 21, May 27, and May 28. The May 21 and 28 events require registration, which can be found at this link ; those events will start at 1:00pm local time. On May 27, at 9:00am, the Hawaii Department of Education will be hosting the event through a special Facebook Live. That stream can be viewed on the Facebook page of the Honolulu office of the National Weather Service, which is where the Central Pacific Hurricane Center is co-located too. Because the event on the 27th will be on Facebook, no special registration is required.
On June 2 at 6:30pm and again on June 18 at 2:00pm, “Talk Story with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center” will also be live online for adults. Registration for each of those events is also required and the link to register can be found here.
Registration for the Hurricanes at Home and Talk Story events are both limited to 500 attendees.
On Wednesday, May 20, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) will be unveiling the NOAA outlook for the 2020 Central Pacific Hurricane Season. Hawaii’s Governor David Ige, Lieutenant Governor Josh Green, HIEMA Administrator Luke Meyers, FEMA Region IX Administrator Robert Fenton, Maria Lutz from the American Red Cross, Dennis Hwang, from the University Hawaii Sea Grant, Chris Brenchley, the CPHC Director, and Kevin Kodama, from the Honolulu office of the National Weather Service will be on-hand virtually for that event. NOAA’s annual outlook provides emergency managers, water managers, state and local officials, and the public with valuable information to be prepared for the upcoming season; being prepared helps all make effective decisions to protect life and property. The online webinar and talk story events are being run to supplement that effort to ensure residents throughout Hawaii are prepared for the season.
As with the Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Central Pacific Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and continues through to November 30.
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center and National Hurricane Center work within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In busy seasons, resources from one hurricane center may be called on to help the other.
NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) Director, Chris Brenchley, described to us today how his Honolulu team coordinates, collaborates, & even swaps staff with Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) to keep America #HurricaneStrong?@NWSHonolulu pic.twitter.com/W1WM2EeXeC
— the Weatherboy (@theWeatherboy) May 23, 2019