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Disturbance Along South Carolina Coast; Severe Storms in Central U.S.; Heat Concerns in Northern U.S.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure along the coast of South Carolina for tropical or subtropical development. Regardless of development, heavy rain and flooding are possible along coastal sections of the Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through Friday. Severe storms are likely today across the Upper Midwest and heat advisories persist across the Northern U.S. 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