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A Major Coastal Storm For The Southeast and Mid-Atlantic; Fire Weather Concerns In Southern California

A major storm is forecast to intensify over the weekend along the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic coast and deliver a number of impacts. Heavy rain and high winds are expected for coastal sections of eastern North Carolina and southeast Virginia, while a variety of marine hazards are possible for the entire East Coast. Meanwhile, elevated to critical fire weather threats are likely for southern California. Read More >

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Mission

  • Improve NWS services and DSS through the integration of improved science, data and new technology into operations.
  • Foster improved professional development and training program at the Forecast Offices.
  • Anticipate and plan for future needs - emphasis on NWS WRN Strategic Goals and GPRA goals as it relates to unique western U.S. forecast issues


Current Priorities

  • Service Improvement through feedback from Gridded Verification
  • Improving Hydrologic Services
  • Improving DSS
    • Forecaster Confidence and make better use of new guidance tools
    • Improve Lead time and objectively identify storm impacts
  • Science and Training
    • Dual-Pol & AWIPS-2
    • Supporting SOO/DOH program