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James Weyman, Director Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu, Hawaii.

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1 James Weyman, Director Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu, Hawaii

2 Areas of Responsibility Tropical cyclones Marine/High SeasAviation MWO

3 Staff Roster WFO/Center Responsibilities (41 Personnel) Operational Staff 5 Lead Forecasters/Hurricane Specialists 15 General Forecasters 4 HMTs and 1 Intern 2 Electronics Technicians Management Team (MIC, DO, WCM, SOO, ESA) Program Leaders (SSH, ITO, ASA, NOAA Corps) 4 Contractors (2 Satellite/IT,1 Pac Desk, 2 Climate)

4 Staff Roster DCO Hilo OIC Met Techs DCO Lihue 4 OIC 3 Met Techs Total Personnel in Area Management = 50

5 Tropical Storm Kika 7-12 August 2008 First and only tropical cyclone in Central Pacific Basin for 2008 Peaked at minimal Tropical Storm strength No impacts to Hawaiian Islands and no significant impacts to other Pacific Islands

6 Tropical Storm Kika August 2008 Hawaii

7 Tropical Storm Kika 7 August UTC

8 Tropical Storm Kika 9 August UTC

9 Tropical Storm Kika 9 August UTC

10 Anomalous Cold Tongue

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13 Changes Introduction of Graphical TWO Introduction of Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning Text Product – TCV Wes Browning (former Deputy Director) went to WFO St. Louis as MIC Rick Knabb selected as new Deputy Director Vic De Jesus Selected as Meteorologist


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