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Hurricane Maria Forecast To Bring Impacts To East Coast

Hurricane Maria will approach the Mid-Atlantic coast early this week then finally shove eastward into the open Atlantic. Maria will likely not make landfall but will come close to portions of North Carolina midweek and could bring tropical storm force winds, locally heavy rain, storm surge, and very rough surf. Maria will create hazardous surf and rip currents for much of the East Coast this week. Read More >

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 Administrative Staff         
Vacant Meteorologist-In-Charge - MIC
Mike Gittinger Warning Coordination Meteorologist - WCM & Acting MIC
Dr. Stephen Bieda Science and Operations Officer - SOO
David Wilburn Electronic Systems Analyst - ESA
B.J. Simpson Information Technology Officer - ITO
Tabatha Seymore Observational Program Leader - OPL
Angela Margrave Administrative Support Assistant/Office Manager - ASA


 Lead Forecasters         
Edward Andrade
John Cockrell
Lance Goehring
Ken Schneider
Douglas Weber


 Journeyman Forecasters         
Joseph Guerrero
Luigi Meccariello
Chris Morris
Aaron Ward


 Meteorologist Interns         
Melissa Beat
Trent Hoffeditz


 Electronics Staff         
   Oferal Wise
   Rodney Nelson