The first warning on a Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone was issued Nov. 29, 2017 by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Dahlia (Tropical Storm 01S) was the first Southern Hemisphere system where warnings were issued every six hours without higher authority request.
This summer, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) will host two U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) midshipmen (MIDN) and one cadet from the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) and U.S. Military Academy (USMA) as Tropical Cyclone (TC) research interns during the second annual joint services summer internship.
On May 1, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) shifted its tsunami decision support to a new simplified design that provides only the most pertinent information to the watch stander and decision makers.
In June 2018, Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Sha'nae Wilson of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center was selected for the American Legion Spirit of Service Award for her dedication to community service.
June 18-23, Sailors and civilian personnel from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Fleet Weather Center San Diego, and Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center participated in Navy Week Reno.
On July 8, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) introduced a new forecast product to the DOD community - the Two-Week Tropical Cyclone Formation Outlook. This outlook highlights geographic areas forecasters consider suspect for potential formation of a significant tropical cyclone.
From August 22-26, 2018, Hurricane Lane impacted the Hawaiian Islands. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center coordinated with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center and NOAA and Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter units to provide up-to-date forecast and analysis information to many DoD assets in Hawaii.