A look at Naval weather-tracking activities in the western Pacific Ocean

DATELINE: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii — Nobody likes typhoons or tropical storms in the western Pacific, least of all the U.S. Navy’s fifth and seventh fleets. That’s where the Joint Typhoon Warning Center comes in. Part of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, it’s one of the activities THE FEDERAL DRIVE is exploring in this week’s series on how the Navy keeps on top of the weather. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Commander Angela Francis, the commanding officer of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, base at Pearl Harbor.