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What locations do we serve ?


Our forecast area, or County Warning Area (CWA), is highlighted in the picture below. Our CWA consists of 31 counties in central North Carolina. This area includes the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Fayetteville and is home to approximately 4.79 million people (2020 Census).











We are not the only NOAA facility in the region; in fact there are 55 other facilities or locations where NOAA staff members are studying the condition of the atmosphere and ocean in the Carolinas. 

There are seven NWS forecast offices that serve North Carolina. The illustration to the right shows all of the NWS forecast offices across the country, including those that serve North Carolina. Click on the offices listed below to go directly to their website: NWS offices around the country - click for details