Questions we can respond to
Facebook is an experiment for NHC. We're interested in learning how we can make it work best, both for NHC and for you. One thing we don't think we can do effectively on Facebook is to answer questions about current weather. NHC's official real-time analyses, forecasts, and warnings are all posted on our website (www.hurricanes.gov), and that's where we'd like folks to go for "live" information. So if you've got a question about an ongoing system, chances are the answer is on our web site in the form of an official product.
We are hoping that our Facebook presence proves to be a resource for people who want to learn more about tropical weather, NHC's analysis and forecast process, and hurricane preparedness. While most of our time during the season is (naturally) spent preparing and issuing forecast and warning products, we're going to try to respond to questions on those general topics during the hurricane season here as best we can.
We'll see how it works.