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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 >

The National Weather Service (NWS) is collecting comments through May 31, 2017, on a proposed operational demonstration to consolidate (i.e., reduce the number of), and reformat flood-based Watches, Warnings, and Advisories (WWA). This proposed demonstration would commence during the fall of 2017. 

The proposed changes are based on feedback from surveys NWS issued in the fall of 2016 and also on the results of social science research. Analyses from these efforts indicate that users are sometimes confused by the large number of hazard messages or "products" NWS currently issues. Feedback has also indicated NWS should apply a consistent product formatting approach to communicate expected hazards and associated impacts.

For more information on these efforts by the NWS, please see the following Public Information Statement.

 

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