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Tropical Storm Warning in effect for portions North Carolina's coast; Hurricane Watch for Big Island of Hawaii

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for parts of the North Carolina coast. NHC is also monitoring a system in the Gulf of Mexico that could bring impacts to the eastern Gulf Coast later this week. Meanwhile, a strong hurricane in the Pacific is on a path towards Hawaii. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Big Island. Read More >

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NWS Eastern Region

Mission Statement

The NWS Eastern Region conducts the technical and service programs and the administrative support functions of the region in accordance with NOAA and National Weather Service policies.  The regional office adjusts plans, policies, and resources affecting these programs.  It manages all operational and scientific meteorological, hydrologic, and oceanographic programs of the region including observing networks, weather services, forecasting, and climatology and hydrology.  The offices conducts programs to review and upgrade the scientific programs and procedures at field offices. It monitors these services and adjusts resources to provide the most effective weather and warning services possible.  Where appropriate, the office provides supporting services to other NOAA components located in the region.