National Usercane Center (NUC)
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General information
EstablishedJanuary 1, 2016 (as Bob Nekaro Weather Center Usercane Forecasts), May 3, 2016 (as National Usercane Center)
Parent agencyBob Nekaro Weather Center (January - December 2016)
Founded byBobnekaro (no longer with NUC)
Tracked areasAtlantic
Slogan"First in usercane forecasting since 2016"
The National Usercane Center is the oldest and official usercane tracking branch on Hypothetical Hurricanes Wiki (HHW). It was founded on January 1, 2016, by Bobnekaro of BNWC. It tracks Atlantic usercanes, and issues weekly advisories for them on Fridays by 11:00 PM EDT. Originally a BNWC branch, it later disconnected from the BNWC in December 2016 and became a separate entity when it merged with the now extinct HTMC Usercane Prediction Center. In early 2017, Hypercane left the NUC and started the HTMC Usercane Center. In late August 2019, Hypercane rejoined the NUC as a historical database keeper.

In January 2020, founder Bobnekaro resigned from his position of president, and gave the position to Cooper7579.


On December 31, 2015, the Bob Nekaro Weather Center announced that it would begin tracking usercanes effective January 1, 2016. Beginning with the formation of Tropical Depression One (later Tropical Storm Destiny, which was declassified) on January 5, 2016, the BNWC began tracking usercanes on an irregular basis with no consistent advisory schedule.

In April 2016, BNWC expanded their usercane operations to cover all usercanes, not just 2016 ones. In response, many other usercane prediction centers opened. After the expansion, this branch became known as the National Usercane Center.

Beginning on May 20, 2016, the BNWC began issuing weekly usercane advisories on Fridays at 11:00 PM EDT. These advisories would be consistently done on Fridays in order to come up with a simpler way of calculating Usercane ACE. Intermediate advisories, if necessary, will be issued on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM EDT (11:00 PM EDT from June through August). Advisories were released on a fairly consistent basis from May to August, but they were temporarily suspended in early September. NUC resumed service with a new design on December 16, 2016.

NUC eventually suspended advisories once again in January. However, after a long delay, NUC finally resumed advisories on June 30, 2017.

Classification changes

NUC announced some changes would take place with its operation beginning in the 2017 Atlantic usercane season. A major change was the number of edits required to classify a usercane, which was increased from 5 to 25. The number of edits required for a usercane to become named was increased from 10 to 40.

NUC further increased the number of edits required to become a tropical userpression to 100 and a tropical userstorm to 200 in 2019. This significantly reduced usercane activity.


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