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Watching the Potential East Coast Storm Late This Week

Bitterly cold temperatures will persist across portions of the Plains, Great Lakes region and Northeast this week as a series of cold fronts moves across those regions. A weak system will track across the south this week with some wet weather. These systems may merge just off the east coast late this week. Meanwhile, ridge out west is resulting in air stagnation for the Pacific Northwest. Read More >


Mary C. Erickson
Acting NOAA Assistant Administrator
for Weather Services and Director, National Weather Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


mary.erickson@noaa.gov
(301) 713-9095

Arthur J. (“A.J.”) Reiss

Acting Deputy Director, National Weather Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration



aj.reiss@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.