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Dr. Bill Lapenta
Dr. Bill Lapenta is currently the Director of the
National Weather Service's
National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).
In this position, he oversees the planning, operations and science and technology
integration of NCEP's
Central Operations and
Environmental Modeling Center.
He is also responsible for oversight of NCEP's seven national service centers that deliver
warning, forecast and guidance services for specific weather, ocean, climate, coastal and space weather phenomena. These centers include the
Aviation Weather Center (Kansas City, MO),
National Hurricane Center (Miami, FL),
Space Weather Prediction Center (Boulder, CO),
Storm Prediction Center (Norman, OK),
as well as the
Climate Prediction Center,
Ocean Prediction Center,
Weather Prediction Center.
in College Park, MD.
Dr. Lapenta was Director of NCEP's Environmental Prediction Center (EMC) from 2008 - 2013.