National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

"Keeping a Watch over Our Nation's Waterways"


A recognized Center of Hydrologic Expertise working with our partners and customers to:

  • Minimize loss of life and property damage from flooding
  • Meet the water service needs of our Nation

Mission Statement:

The Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center produces timely and accurate water forecasts and information to support the NWS customers and partners, using the best scientific principles to integrate and model water, weather, and climate information.  The Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center works with its partners to develop and implement improved procedures to enhance forecast services.