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Multi Day Severe Weather Event Underway across the Gulf Coast and Southeast

Severe thunderstorms with very large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible across portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Central Gulf Coast into Sunday morning. The threat will shift to the southeast coast to central Florida Sunday. Meanwhile in the west, heavy rain and mountain snow will continue from California to the southern Rockies. Read More >


Dr. Louis W. Uccellini
NOAA Assistant Administrator
for Weather Services and Director, National Weather Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


louis.uccellini@noaa.gov
(301) 713-9095

Mary C. Erickson

Deputy Director, National Weather Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration



mary.erickson@noaa.gov
(301) 713-0711

The Assistant Administrator for Weather Services is responsible for overall management of the National Weather Service (NWS). The office also coordinates NOAA programs directly related to weather warnings and forecasting to ensure the compatibility and effectiveness of weather services. In this capacity, the OAA provides climate, water, and weather warnings, forecasts, and data products to government, industry, and the general public; serves as the NOAA focal point, with appropriate support of the offices of other NOAA Assistant Administrators, for participation in international climatological, hydrologic, and meteorological activities, including, in part, the international exchange of data, services, products, and forecasts; collaborates with the World Meteorological Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and other bodies designated by the Office of the Under Secretary; develops strategies for long-term significant changes to NWS organizations and operations; conducts budgetary accounting, reporting, formulation, and analysis; serves as a focal point for information technology policy; performs corporate risk management and internal auditing of programs and budgets; and ensures a coordinated NOAA program of weather-related activities across NOAA line offices.