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2014
Weather observers needed across the region for CoCoRaHS   03/24/2014
Interested in weather? Join the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow network. Click here to learn more.

March 28th is the 30 Year Anniversary of the Deadliest Tornado Outbreak in Eastern North Carolina History.   03/21/2014
March 28, 2014 is the 30th Anniversary of the Deadliest Tornado Outbreak in Eastern North Carolina History. Click to find out more!

March 16-22 is Flood Awareness Week. Click for more details!   03/16/2014
March 16-22, 2014 is Flood Awareness Week. Click Here for More Details!

March 2-8 is 2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week   02/27/2014
March 2-8 is 2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Here is a Quick Summary of the February 11, 2014 Winter Storm.   02/19/2014
Here is a Quick Summary of the February 11, 2014 Winter Storm.

Quick Summary of the February 6-7, 2014 Light Snow Event   02/07/2014
Here is a quick summary of the February 6-7, 2014 light snow event.

Here is a quick summary of the Major Snow/Ice Event of January 28-29, 2014.   02/04/2014
Here is a quick summary of the Major Snow and Ice Event of January 28-29, 2014.

Storm reports from the recent Winter Storm to impact Eastern NC   01/27/2014
Click here to view the latest sleet/snowfall totals and ice accumulations from the recent winter storm to impact the region.

2014 Student Volunteer Application Information   01/24/2014
Applications are currently being accepted for student volunteers for the summer of 2014. Applications are due by March 1, 2014.

A Short Review of the Tuesday January 21 Snow Event has been posted.   01/23/2014
A short review of Tuesday night's snow event has been posted.

Low Temperatures & Wind Chill Values from 7 January 2014   01/07/2014
Click here to view a list of area low temperatures and wind chill values for 7 January 2014.

New Marine Zones coming April 1   01/02/2014
The new marine zones are being created to better serve the safety and commercial interests of the marine community across Eastern North Carolina.


2013
The Winter 2013 Office Newsletter is Now Online!   12/17/2013
The Winter 2013 Edition of our Office Newsletter is now online!

Event Review from the Atlantic Beach/Morehead City Tornado, November 26, 2013.   12/02/2013
Event Review from the Atlantic Beach/Morehead City Tornado, November 26, 2013.

December 17, 2013 Marks the 110th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Flight.   12/02/2013
December 17, 2013 marks the 110th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Flight at Kitty Hawk.

Damage Survey from Atlantic Beach/Morehead City Tornado, November 26, 2013   11/27/2013


The Fall 2013 Edition of our Office Newsletter is now Online!   09/20/2013
The Fall 2013 Edition of our Office Newsletter, The Carolina Skywatcher, is now online!

September 18 Marks the Ten Year Anniversary of Hurricane Isabel.   08/30/2013
September 18 marks the Ten Year Anniversary of Hurricane Isabel. Click here for more information.

Check out the new Experimental Marine Portal   08/19/2013
Check out the new Experimental Marine Portal webpage.

August 31 marks the 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Emily. Click here for more details!   08/08/2013
Hurricane Emily impacted the Outer Banks on August 31, 1993. As the 20th Anniversary approaches, click here for more information on this famous storm!

New NWS Newport/Morehead City Website coming soon.   07/26/2013
We will be transitioning to our new website in the next couple of months. Go here http://weather.gov/mhx for a preview.

Tropical Landfall and Impact Statistics 1851-2013   07/15/2013
Information and statistics on Tropical Landfalls and Impacts 1851-2013.

List of all Tropical Cyclones affecting Eastern NC back to 1851.   07/15/2013
A complete list of all Tropical Cyclones affecting Eastern NC from 1851 to the present.

Don't let the heat have you beat!   07/15/2013
Each year heat kills more than 1,500 people on average in the US-more than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, lightning, and any other weather event combined.

The Summer 2013 edition of our Carolina Skywatcher Newsletter is now online!   06/24/2013
The Summer 2013 Edition of our Carolina Stormwatcher Newsletter is now online!

Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 23-29th   06/20/2013
Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest phenomena...lightning. Learn about lightning and how to stay safe!

Balloons Aren't Just for Birthdays   06/20/2013
Balloons aren't just for birthday parties; they help scientists learn about weather and climate all over the world. We release a weather balloon twice a day at our office in Newport.

Spring 2013 Climate   06/18/2013
Spring 2013 across the US was one of the coolest on record.

Rip Current Awareness Week   06/04/2013
Learn about rip currents and know the signs before you swim.

Hurricane Preparedness Week   05/26/2013
Click here to learn more about National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2013 which runs from May 26th through June 1st.

NOAA issues 2013 Hurricane Forecast   05/23/2013
NOAA issues the 2013 Hurricane Forecast.

ECU Hurricane/Severe Weather Awareness Town Hall Meeting, May 28th.   05/22/2013
Join the National Weather Service on Tuesday May 28th and 9 am, for a Hurricane/Severe Weather Awareness Town Hall Meeting at the Willis Auditorium on ECU's campus in Greenville. The address is 300 East First Street.

Safe Boating Week: May 18-24th 2013   05/18/2013
Learn about boating safety and how to stay safe while out in the water.

April 2013 Temperatures Were Coolest Since 1997   05/16/2013
April 2013 ranked as the 23rd coolest such month on record and marked the coolest April since 1997.

NOAA Releases Final Report of Sandy Service Assessment   05/16/2013
Check out the Sandy service assessment.

The NWS Completes Doppler Radar Upgrades   04/26/2013
The dual-pol upgrades — completed in late April at every NWS-operated Doppler radar in the U.S., represent a NOAA-wide accomplishment. The dual-pol upgrade is the most significant enhancement made to the nation’s radar network since Doppler radar was first installed in the early 1990s.

Spring 2013 Newsletter Now Online!   03/14/2013
The Spring 2013 Edition of our Newsletter is now Online!

New Director of National Weather Service named.   03/08/2013
Louis Uccellini named new Director of the National Weather Service.

Cocorahs March Madness Underway   03/07/2013
Cocorahs March Madness is Underway.

Peak Wind Gust Reports 3/6/13   03/06/2013
Check out the latest peak wind gust reports from the coastal storm that is impacting Eastern NC.

Severe Weather Reports January 30-31, 2013   01/31/2013
A line of strong showers produced strong winds and damage across Eastern NC on January 30-31, 2013.

Light Winter Weather Event, Friday January 25   01/26/2013
Cold high pressure to the north combined with a fast-moving front brought some light wintry weather to Eastern North Carolina on Friday January 23, 2013 with light snow accumulations over the northern Outer Banks and ice reported as far south as New Bern, Richlands and Newport.

2012 was warmest and second most extreme year on record for the contiguous U.S.   01/09/2013
2012 marked the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States.

Extreme Weather/Climate Events for 2012   01/02/2013
NOAA released preliminary information on extreme weather and climate events in the U.S. for 2012 that are known to have reached the $1 billion threshold in losses.


2012
EF1 Tornado confirmed north of Beaufort in Carteret County   12/25/2012
An EF1 tornado touched down north of Beaufort on December 26, 2012, with maximum winds of 90 mph, path width of 100 yards, and length of one quarter mile.

The Winter 2012-13 Newsletter is now online!   12/11/2012
Check out the Winter 2012-13 National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City Newsletter now online!

Hurricane Bertha Event Review   12/03/2012
Event Review from Hurricane Bertha that affected Eastern North Carolina in 1996.

2012 Hurricane Summary   11/30/2012
Based on the combined number, intensity, and duration of all tropical storms and hurricanes, NOAA classifies the season as above-normal.

Winter Weather Awareness Week (Nov 25th-Dec 1st)   11/25/2012
Winter Weather Awareness Week begins Sunday, November 25th and goes through Saturday, December 1st. This awareness week aims at highlighting the potential dangers of extreme winter weather while also serving as an educational outreach campaign.

Hurricane Sandy Event Review   11/12/2012
Event Review for Hurricane Sandy.

Rainfall Totals During Hurricane Sandy   11/12/2012
Rainfall totals from Hurricane Sandy

Peak Winds Reported during Sandy   11/12/2012
Graphic of peak wind gusts during Hurricane Sandy.

MHX Fall 2012 Office Newsletter Released   10/09/2012
Check out the latest version of our office newsletter.

Multiple EF-0 Tornado Touchdowns in Jones County   09/19/2012
At least 3 separate tornado touchdowns occurred in Jones County on September 18, 2012. A NWS survey determined that these touchdowns produced EF-0 damage along a 5-mile path near Trenton, NC.

Pine Knoll Shores StormReady Ceremony   09/06/2012
A StormReady ceremony will be held at the Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall at 6 pm on September 13th. For additional information see the press release.

Hurricane Town Hall Meeting in Hatteras   09/06/2012
A hurricane town hall meeting will be held in Hatteras at 11 am on September 14th. Click here for additional information.

Hurricane Irene Anniversary   08/27/2012
August 27th, 2012 marked the one year anniversary of Hurricane Irene which made landfall along the NC Coast.

July 2012: The hottest month on record for contiguous United States   08/11/2012
The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during July was 77.6°F, 3.3°F above the 20th century average, marking the hottest July and the hottest month on record for the nation.

NOAA raises hurricane season prediction for 2012   08/10/2012
Updated outlook calls for near or above normal 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

The 2011 State of the Climate report   07/20/2012
Back-to-back La Niñas cooled the globe and influenced extreme weather in 2011.

NWS MHX 2012 Summer Newsletter is now available.   07/12/2012
Check out the latest newsletter for an update on the Tropics, a review of Hurricane Irene, and other miscellaneous topics.

Local Storm Report from the Severe Weather Event Sunday July 1, 2012   07/02/2012
View the numerous wind damage and hail reports from the severe thunderstorms that impacted Eastern North Carolina.

Lightning Awareness Week   06/23/2012
Lightning Awareness Week in North carolina has been designated this year from June 24th through June 30th. Click on the link for important lightning safety and awareness information.

June 3rd through June 9th is Rip Current Awareness Week   06/04/2012
June 3-9, 2012 is National Rip Current Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to enhancing awareness of rip currents, and what you can do to keep yourself safe in the water.

The Latest PNS with Peak Wind Gusts and Rainfall Totals   05/31/2012
See the latest peak wind gusts, and rainfall amounts from Tropical Depression Beryl.

NWS confirms EF1 tornado in Carteret County.   05/30/2012
The NWS in Newport/Morehead City NC has confirmed an EF1 tornado near Peletier in Carteret County North Carolina on May 30, 2012 with winds of 110 MPH.

May 27th through June 2nd is Hurricane Preparedness Week   05/27/2012
By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

NWS Climate Prediction Center predicts near-normal 2012 Atlantic hurricane season   05/26/2012
Conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean favor a near-normal hurricane season for the North Atlantic Basin.

May 19 to May 25 is National Safe Boating Week   05/16/2012
Please check out this web site for some safe boating tips and other marine safety information.

National Weather Service providing new information to keep beachgoers safe.   05/15/2012
The NWS in Eastern NC will begin testing a new Beach Hazards Statement starting May 15, 2012

National Severe Weather Prepareness Week   04/23/2012
NOAA and FEMA have partnered together to raise awareness about severe weather threat.

One Year Anniversary of the April 16th Tornado Outbreak   04/16/2012
April 16th marked the one year anniversary of the historic tornado outbreak across North Carolina. Click here for a summary of the outbreak across our area.

Hurricane Irene gets retired from the list of Atlantic Basin storm names   04/14/2012
Hurricane Irene has been retired from the official list because of the fatalities and damage it caused in August 2011 and will be replaced by Irma.

U.S. records warmest March; more than 15,000 warm temperature records broken   04/10/2012
Record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the nation and contributed to the warmest March on record for the contiguous United States, a record that dates back to 1895.

The Surf Forecast has Begun   04/09/2012
The surf zone forecast has begun for the summer season.

NWS Newport/Morehead City Spring 2012 Newsletter   04/05/2012
Check out the most Spring 2012 newsletter which highlights the severe weather seasion, the April 16th tornado outbreak and the new Dual Polarization radar.

Warmest March on Record at New Bern and Hatteras   04/02/2012
The mean monthly temperature at New Bern was 61.1F, well above the previous warmest March of 58.6F in 1976. Hatteras had a mean temperature of 60.9F which beat the previous warmest March of 60.5F in 1921.

2012 Tsunami Awareness Week March 25th -March 31st   03/28/2012
NOAA has designated March 25th -31st as Tsunami Awareness Week.

Volunteer Weather Observers Needed - CoCoRaHS   03/07/2012
Learn how you can become a volunteer weather observer through the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS).

Peak wind gusts on March 5th 2012   03/05/2012
Low pressure passing to the north of the area produced strong winds over eastern North Carolina.

North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week   03/04/2012
This week has been declared North Carolina's Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2012.

Severe Weather Reports 2/24/2012   02/25/2012
Severe thunderstorms produced wind damage and large hail on February 24th.

Peak Wind Gusts from February 12th, 2012   02/12/2012
Check out the latest peak wind gusts from the system that impacted Eastern North Carolina the weekend of February 12th.

What is Groundhog day you ask? Click here to find out more!   02/02/2012
The latest Climate Predition Center forecast for the remainder of this Winter is also discussed.

Storm Surge Forum   01/04/2012
The National Hurricane Center's Storm Surge Unit is providing this platform to engage the community to submit ideas,vote on existing ideas and/or add comments to improve storm surge products and services.

Extreme Weather 2011: A year for the record books   01/04/2012
Extreme weather caused twelve different Billion-dollar disasters in 2011. Two of the twelve impacted the Tar Heel State: the April 16th tornado outbreak and Hurricane Irene.


2011
Global temperatures 12th warmest on record for November   12/16/2011
The globe experienced its 12th warmest November since record keeping began in 1880. Additionally, La Nina conditions are expected to continue through winter.

Active 2011 hurricane season breaks 'Hurricane Amnesia'   12/11/2011
The 2011 hurricane season officially ended on November 30th. Irene was the lone hurricane to hit the U.S. and the first one to do so since Hurricane Ike struck southeast Texas in 2008.

North Carolina Winter Weather Awareness Week   12/11/2011
Check out the latest National Weather Service information on preparing for Winter Weather!

Hurricane Irene Town Hall Meetings   12/11/2011
See the latest public information statement detailing the Hurricane Irene Town Hall Meetings scheduled for Dec. 12-14th.

Coastal Low Peak Wind Gusts 11/4-11/5   11/05/2011
Check out the latest peak wind gusts from the coastal storm that affected Eastern North Carolina on November 4-5.

Nationwide EAS Test   11/03/2011
The first nationwide EAS test will be conducted on Wed. Nov. 9th at 2 pm EST. Our NWR routine weekly test has been rescheduled for Tue. Nov. 8th. Click for additional details.

2011 National Weather Service Customer Satisfaction Survey   11/01/2011
Please take our customer satisfaction survey!

Another La Niña expected to influence weather patterns this winter   10/25/2011
NOAA expects La Niña to gradually strengthen and continue through the upcoming winter.

Brief Tornado Touches Down in Columbia, NC   09/29/2011
An EF1 tornado touched down early Thursday morning, September 29, 2011.

Hurricane Irene Post Storm Report   09/09/2011
Summary of the impacts of Hurricane Irene.

Hurricane Irene's Total Rainfall Map   09/06/2011
Map of the Total Precipitation accumulated during Hurricane Irene across Eastern NC. Note that this product is preliminary.

Hurricane Irene's Maximum Wind Gust Map   09/06/2011
Map of the Maximum Wind Speed during Hurricane Irene across Eastern NC. Note that this product is preliminary.

Multiple Tornadoes Confirmed From Hurricane Irene   08/30/2011
Three tornadoes have been confirmed so far in association with Hurricane Irene. Click for detailed information on each confirmed tornado.

See the latest PNS for Storm Reports from Hurricane Irene   08/24/2011
See the latest peak wind gusts, lowest pressures, and rainfall amounts from Hurricane Irene.

Hurricane Irene Diminishes Drought Conditions Over Eastern NC   08/18/2011
Severe drought conditions were present across Eastern NC through late August. 8 to 14 inches of rain from Hurricane Irene helped diminish drought conditions across the region.

Submit Comments on Proposed Weather.gov Design Refresh   08/16/2011
The National Weather Service is proposing a design refresh of the NWS website www.weather.gov.

NWS Newport/Morehead City is now active on Facebook   08/15/2011
New office Facebook page activated 8/15/2011

Severe Thunderstorms August 12, 2011   08/13/2011
Severe thunderstorms caused damage to structures and crops. Golfball size hail fell.

NOAA's August Update for the 2011 Hurricane Season Outlook   08/05/2011
NOAA issued its updated 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook raising the number of expected named storms from its pre-season outlook issued in May.

Extreme Temperatures Over Eastern North Carolina   07/15/2011
High pressure brought a few days of higher than normal temperatures over Eastern NC. Some locations broke records, as the hottest day (7/13/11) had heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees.

New 1981-2010 "normals" to be released July 1   07/08/2011
According to the 1981-2010 normals to be released by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), temperatures across the US were on average, approximately 0.5 degree F warmer than the 1971-2000 time period.

Severe Thunderstorms Bring High Winds and Hail (6-28-2011)   06/28/2011
Severe thunderstorms rolled through eastern North Carolina Monday afternoon causing damaging wind, hail, and localized flooding.

KMHX Dual-Pol Radar Upgrade Completed   06/24/2011
Dual - Pol Installation has been completed on the KMHX Doppler Weather Radar. KMHX is the first WSR-88D Weather Radar to be modified with Dual Polarization on the East Coast.

Severe Weather Reports from June 23, 2011   06/24/2011
Severe weather affected a large portion of Eastern North Carolina Tuesday June 23, 2011.

Severe Thunderstorms Blast through Eastern NC   06/20/2011
Severe thunderstorms moved through Eastern NC late Sunday night, bringing very strong wind gusts and large hail. A wind gust of 82 mph was recorded at Harkers Island!

The NWS Has Declared June 19-25 as Lightning Awareness Week   06/18/2011
Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena— lightning. In the United States, an average of 55 people are killed each year by lightning.

How satisfied are you with our products and services?   06/08/2011
The NWS is undertaking research on how satisfied you are with our products and services and would appreciate your feedback. The purpose of this research is to help the NWS improve its services.

Rip Current Awareness Week   06/06/2011
June 5 - 11, 2011 is National Rip Current Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to enhancing awareness of rip currents, and what you can do to keep yourself safe in the water.

Portions of Eastern NC Now in Severe Drought   06/06/2011
Click to view the latest drought information statement published by your local National Weather Service office in Eastern NC for information on area impacts.

May 22nd through May 28th is Hurricane Preparedness Week   05/22/2011
By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

2011 Atlantic Hurricane Seasonal Outlook   05/20/2011
The Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane season in 2011 according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.

Poor Air Quality across Eastern North Carolina   05/15/2011
A large wildfire in Dare County is producing poor air quality across portions Eastern NC. See the current press release from the NC Division of Air Quality. Smoke settles late at night and early in the morning.

National Safe Boating Week - May 21-27, 2011   05/15/2011
The NWS has partnered with the National Safe Boating Council to help promote safe boating practices. Each day the NWS will disseminate a Public Information Statement and broadcast public service announcements.

Weather, climate extremes punctuate warm, very wet April in U.S.   05/10/2011
Check out the latest U.S. weather and climate statistics for April 2011.

3 Ways to Apply for Federal Assistance   05/02/2011
There are three different ways to apply for assistance from FEMA. Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in designated counties can apply for assistance.

New Web Widgets Available for Webmasters!   05/01/2011
Your local NWS office has produced a widget to display your local rip current threat. You can copy the widget into your own website, blog, or homepage!

Confirmed Tornados in Duplin and Craven Co   04/28/2011
The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornados from the storm that affected Eastern NC on 4-28-2011.

March Shutterbug Spotter Winners Announced   04/25/2011
Send us your pictures now for April!

Tornado Outbreak April 16, 2011   04/19/2011
Numerous tornadoes cause severe damage across Eastern North Carolina.

Thunderstorm Wind Damage Reports for April 5, 2011   04/05/2011
A line of thunderstorms crossed Eastern North Carolina on the morning of Tuesday, April 5, 2011. A few severe storms produced damaging winds downing trees across the area.

Hazards of North Carolina Inlets   03/30/2011
US Coast Guard Sector NC has developed a pamphlet to warn boaters about the dangers associated with the extensive shoaling in NC inlets.

Those Along U.S. Coastline Should Always Be Prepared for Tsunamis   03/23/2011
National Tsunami Awareness Week: March 20-26. In the wake of Japan's tsunami disaster, NOAA is urging Americans who live and vacation at the coast to take the threat of tsunamis seriously.

East Coast Tsunami Threats   03/11/2011
NWS Wilmington has produced an informational video presentation on East Coast tsunamis for the public.

New CoCoRaHS Training Dates   03/11/2011
Three new classes have been scheduled for March in Carteret, Jones, and Martin Counties.

New Skywarn Spotter Training Announced   03/11/2011
Three Skywarn Spotter classes have been scheduled for the month of March.

Congratulations to February's Shutterbug Spotters!   03/02/2011
Snowfall throughout December and January provided some amazing photo submissions!

TAF Categorical Amendment Criteria Coming in April   03/02/2011
The National Weather Service in Newport, NC will be transitioning to a Categorical Amendment Criteria beginning April 1, 2011.

North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week   02/19/2011
The week of Feb 27th through Mar 4th has been designated North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week. All week, the NWS will be issuing informative messages to help you prepare for severe weather.

Study: Ozone Layer’s Future Linked Strongly to Changes in Climate   02/17/2011
The ozone layer faces potential new challenges as it continues its recovery from earlier damage, according to a recently released international science assessment.

February 10 Snowfall Totals   02/10/2011
A Winter Storm brought snow across Eastern North Carolina. Heaviest snowfall accumulated along the Hwy 264 and 64 corridor where 2 to 4 inches fell.

Student Volunteer Applications Being Accepted for 2011   02/09/2011
The NWS office in Newport/Morehead City, NC is accepting applications from high school and college level student volunteers who wish to receive experience in an operational forecasting setting.

National Climatic Data Center's Report on Groundhogs Day   02/02/2011
Groundhog Day began as an ancient celebration of the midpoint of the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Fair weather was seen as forbearance of a stormy and cold second half to winter.

Local Weather Photography Enthusiasts Wanted   02/02/2011
Your local NWS office is looking for individuals that love to share their love of weather with others. We would love to have you as a "Shutterbug Spotter"!

Snowfall Totals for January 22nd Winter Storm   01/22/2011
A strong snow band dumped heavy precipitation over the coastal and sound counties, while inland counties remained mostly untouched.

2011 Skywarn Spotter Training Dates Announced   01/21/2011
Three Skywarn training events have been scheduled so far for spring of 2011.

Snowfall Totals from January 10th Winter Storm   01/10/2011
Snowfall totaled up to 5 inches for some areas in Eastern NC.

Ensemble River Forecasts Start in Eastern Region   01/05/2011
River Forecast Centers serving Eastern Region are now issuing experimental, seven day, short-term ensemble river forecasts. This will give NWS forecasters an earlier look at possible flood outcomes.


2010
Snowfall Totals for December 26th.   12/25/2010
Click for area storm total snowfall amounts. Most of our area received nearly 4 inches or more, with some northern counties seeing close to 10.

Wintery Weather Totals from December 16th Storm   12/16/2010
Your local NWS office has issued a PNS with storm total snow amounts from the December 16th snow event.

NWS Products and Services Reference Guidebook   11/28/2010
The National Weather Service has created a document intended to serve as a reference guide and information manual of the products and services provided by the NWS on a national basis.

North Carolina Winter Weather Awareness Week   11/27/2010
Nov 28 through Dec 4 has been declared Winter Weather Awareness Week. Throughout the week, your NWS office will be issuing informative statements to the public on the hazards of winter weather.

Upcoming CoCoRaHS Training Sessions   11/11/2010
We are currently seeking volunteer weather observers for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow network (CoCoRaHS). Our office will be sponsoring training across Eastern NC in December.

Changes to Winter, Non-precipitation, and Fire Weather Products   11/09/2010
The NWS office in Newport/Morehead City, NC will be participating in an experimental period involving bulleted winter weather, non-precipitation, and fire weather warning products. Find out the details.

Attention Mariners and Those Interested in Marine Weather   11/04/2010
The NWS has formed a Marine Advisory Committee to coordinate with users of our marine forecasts and data. You will have a chance to give input into the marine program. The meeting is Dec 2nd at 9am at the NWS Office - 533 Roberts Road, Newport.

Another Winter of Extremes in Store for U.S. as La Niña Strengthens   10/22/2010
According to the annual Winter Outlook released today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the South and Southeast will be warmer and drier than average through February 2011.

Year-to-Date Global Temperature Ties for Warmest on Record   10/18/2010
The first nine months of 2010 tied with the same period in 1998 for the warmest combined land and ocean surface temperature on record.

The National Weather Service is on Facebook!   10/09/2010
Check us out for tons of fun and interesting weather information!

US Experienced Above Average Temps & Rainfall in September   10/07/2010
The contiguous United States had its 14th warmest September on record, according to the latest NOAA State of the Climate report issued today.

Rainfall and Wind Totals for Late September Storm   10/01/2010
Torrential rainfall has fallen over Eastern North Carolina this week. Here are storm rainfall totals and maximum wind gusts for select locations since Sunday.

Local Storm Reports from the recent storm system   09/28/2010
Significant rainfall has led to widespread flooding across the region. Click here to see the latest reports.

Summary of Earl Impacts Over Eastern North Carolina   09/10/2010
The NWS office in Newport/Morehead City, NC has compiled a list of impacts from Hurricane Earl.

Tropical Weather Outlook   09/04/2010
See the latest Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook from the National Hurricane Center as we near the peak of the season.

The NWS Draft Strategic Plan is Ready for Public Comment   08/08/2010
The draft plan represents the strategic framework that will guide our organization over the next ten years. We hope this strategy will prepare NWS to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

U.S. Had 8th Warmest June on Record, Above-Normal Precipitation   07/09/2010
Based on records dating back to 1895, this monthly analysis prepared by scientists at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC, is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides.

Sign up for NWS Alerts and Updates by Email   07/06/2010
The National Weather Service is proposing an experimental use of email updates to provide NWS information.

We need your feedback! Take our weather survey.   06/28/2010
The NWS is undertaking research on how satisfied you are with our products and services and would appreciate your feedback.

NWS Newport/Morehead City Announces New Tropical Weather Page   06/07/2010
Your local NWS office is proud to announce a new one-stop webpage for information on tropical storms and hurricanes, and how they affect you in Eastern North Carolina.

Lightning Awareness Week (June 20th-26th)   06/06/2010
The week of June 20-26 is lightning awareness week for North Carolina. All week long NOAA/NWS offices will be issuing public information statements concerning lightning safety and awareness.

2010 NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheet   05/28/2010
The NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheet contains valuable state and local emergency telephone numbers, NOAA Web sites, media outlets, and evacuation information for residents.

NOAA support for the Deepwater Horizon event   05/22/2010
As the nation’s leading scientific resource for oil spills, NOAA has been on the scene of the BP oil spill from the start, providing coordinated scientific weather and biological response services to federal, state and local organizations.

NC Hurricane Awareness Week: May 23rd - May 29th   05/21/2010
The week of May 23th through May 29th has been declared Hurricane Awareness Week in North Carolina. During this week, The National Weather Service will be issuing informative messages to help you prepare for the 2010 hurricane season.

2010 Safe Boating Week: May 22nd - 28th   05/19/2010
The NWS has partnered with the National Safe Boating Council to help promote safe boating practices. Each day during Safe Boating Week the NWS will disseminate a Public Information Statement and broadcast public service announcements.

Eastern Region Aviation Weather Climate Webpage Announced   04/29/2010
NWS Eastern Region announces a new aviation climate web page. See local aviation climatology for KEWN, KISO, KOAJ, and KPGV.

Global Temps Push Last Month to Hottest March on Record   04/28/2010
Taken separately, average ocean temperatures were the warmest for any March and the global land surface was the fourth warmest for any March on record.

NWS Newport Open House a Huge Success!   04/16/2010
Participants were a part of two weather balloon launches, office tours, piball releases, kids games, a suprise visit from Smokey Bear, and a ton of other informational activities.

NWS Announces New Experimental Twitter Storm Reporting Program   04/15/2010
Everyone talks about the weather. Now's your chance to "tweet" it and be heard. Through an experimental program, the National Weather Service will be searching for tweets that contain weather information.

Application Deadline Extended for Student Volunteer Opportunity   03/15/2010
NWS Newport is offering an unpaid training and experience opportunity to a student enrolled in a university or community college. Application Deadline Extended to April 30.

NWS Newport is seeking members to join the Marine Advisory Committee   03/10/2010
The next meeting will be held April 22, 9am-12pm at the NOAA Marine Labs in Beaufort. Contact John Elardo at (252) 223-5737 for more information.

First Spotter Classes of 2010 Scheduled   02/19/2010
Check out this year's spotter class schedule for upcoming training oppurtunities in your area.

National Weather Service to Use New Hurricane Wind Scale   02/19/2010
The scale keeps the same wind speed ranges as the original Saffir-Simpson Scale for each of the five hurricane categories, but no longer ties specific storm surge and flooding effects to each category.

DOC/NOAA Launch New Climate Webpage   02/10/2010
This climate portal will provide information about the impacts of climate on nearly every aspect of our lives from agriculture and energy to transportation. An interactive climate dashboard lets users see a range of constantly updating climate datasets.

Total Snowfall Amounts from 02/12-02/13 Storm Event   02/06/2010
A wide range of snow amounts fell across eastern North Carolina Friday night into Saturday morning. Here are the totals received as of 135 pm Saturday afternoon.

NOAA's National Hurricane Center to Provide Greater Lead Time   01/12/2010
NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami will issue watches and warnings for tropical storms and hurricanes along threatened coastal areas 12 hours earlier than in previous years.

Forecasting the Weather on Hatteras and Ocracoke: A Community Forum   01/12/2010
Come talk with National Weather Service forecasters from the Newport/Morehead City, NC office at the Community Building in Hatteras Village Tuesday, January 26th. See the event flyer here.

2010 Student Internship Program Announced   01/04/2010
The NWS Weather Forecast Office in Newport NC has developed a student volunteer program available for college and high school students and recent graduates.

Student Oppurtunities - 2010 Scholarship Applications Now Available   01/03/2010
The Student Opportunities website is designed to provide information about educational opportunities that are available throughout NOAA.


2009
11th Annual Skywarn Recognition Day Held at MHX   12/31/2009
The 11th annual Skywarn Recognition Day was held at NWS Newport from 7pm Friday, December 4th through 7 pm Saturday, December 5th.

National Weather Service Changes Severe Weather Criteria   12/30/2009
The NWS will change severe thunderstorm minimum hail criteria from 3/4 inch to 1 inch diameter on January 5, 2010.

Peak Wind Gusts from Coastal Low 12/19/2009   12/19/2009
Low pressure system moved along the North Carolina coast Friday evening into Saturday and produced strong winds across Eastern North Carolina.

Nov 29 - Dec 5 is Winter Weather Awareness Week   11/29/2009
Are you ready for a winter storm? Extremely cold temperatures, heavy snow, and coastal flooding can cause hazardous conditions and hidden problems.

Impacts of coastal low November 10th through the 12th   11/12/2009
Low pressure moving NE along the coast produced strong winds and heavy rain over Eastern NC beginning Tuesday, November 10, 2009 through Thursday, November 12, 2009.

Record Low Maximum Temperatures Set in Eastern North Carolina   10/19/2009
Winter like temperatures occurred across Eastern North Carolina setting several low maximum temperatures.

El Niño to Help Steer U.S. Winter Weather   10/16/2009
El Niño in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean is expected to be a dominant climate factor that will influence the December through February winter weather in the United States.

CoCoRaHS Volunteers Needed   10/06/2009
Volunteer observers are needed to participate in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) in North Carolina!

Rainfall Totals from Labor Day Storm Available   09/08/2009
The National Weather Service office in Newport, NC has issued a Public Notification Statement with rainfall totals and area impacts from the Labor Day storm.

Weather Forecasts: What Are They Worth to You?   08/16/2009
Results of an Internet-based survey created by NCAR scientists shows that the average American values weather forecasts far more than government and private agencies spend producing them.

NWS Launches Hurricane Floyd Anniversary Website   08/14/2009
The National Weather Service has just released a website that focuses on the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Floyd. The site includes storm summary, impact, and educational information.

NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Outlook   08/07/2009
According to its August Atlantic hurricane season outlook, NOAA now expects a near- to below-normal Atlantic hurricane season, as the calming effects of El Niño continue to develop.

Event Review Available for Beaufort Co. Tornado   07/26/2009
Several strong to severe thunderstorms impacted eastern North Carolina during the late afternoon and evening hours of July 17, 2009.

Tornado Confirmed on July 17th East of Washington, NC   07/18/2009
Based on a review of information provided by local emergency management, NWS Newport has confirmed a weak tornado touched down along the far Eastern end of River Rd in Beaufort County.

2009 NWS Newport Hurricane Conference   07/12/2009
The NWS in Newport, NC in conjunction with the NOAA Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research hosted a hurricane conference on June 23, 2009 at the NOAA facility on Pivers Island, NC.

El Niño Arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10   07/09/2009
NOAA scientists today announced the arrival of El Niño, a climate phenomenon with a significant influence on global weather, ocean conditions and marine fisheries. El Niño occurs on average every 2 - 5 years.

New Graphical Forecast Available   06/25/2009
The National Weather Service has released a new and improved graphical forecast. The new graphical forecast will allow users to get a forecast for a specific point, and not for the entire county.

Lightning Safety Week is June 21-27   06/16/2009
Lightning kills or injures hundreds each year. There have been 9 deaths in just the first half of June alone. NWS Newport has issued Public Notification Statements.

Conditions Favorable for El Niño Transition   06/08/2009
The Climate Prediction Center has issued an El Niño Watch. Conditions are favorable for a transition from ENSO-neutral to El Niño conditions during June - August 2009.

Rip Current Awareness Week, June 7-13   06/05/2009
NOAA and National Park Service Urge Beach-Goers to Break the Grip of the Rip

NWS Newport Recognized for their Upper Air Program   06/01/2009
The Newport/Morehead City National Weather Service Office is being recognized at the national level for its outstanding upper air program.

NOAA Issues Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook   06/01/2009
NOAA forecasters say a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. However, as with any season, the need to prepare for the possibility of a storm striking near you is essential.

NWS Newport Deploys Water Level Gauges   06/01/2009
NWS Newport/Morehead City NC in co-operation with the North Carolina DOT Ferry Services Division has installed water level measuring gauges at several ferry terminal locations in eastern North Carolina.

East Carolina University Earns NOAA StormReady® Designation   05/26/2009
East Carolina University will be recognized as StormReady® after completing a rigorous national program that has strengthened the university's ability to protect life and property during severe weather.

NWS recognizes Floyd Record Flood in Chinquapin, NC   05/23/2009
On Wednesday May 27th, the National Weather Service office in Newport, NC will recognize Hurricane Floyd's record flood by deploying a high water mark sign to the city of Chinquapin.

Hurricane Awareness Week   05/20/2009
May 24th through May 30th is Hurricane Awareness Week. The goal is to inform the public about hurricane hazards and provide knowledge which can be used to take action.

National Safeboating Week   05/20/2009
WFO Wilmington, NC, the National Safeboating Council, NOAA PA and ERH has developed a website promoting National Safeboating Week.

National Tornado Experiment to Begin in May   05/09/2009
A nationwide project exploring the origins, structure and evolution of tornadoes will occur through June 13 in the central US. The project, is the largest and most ambitious attempt to study tornadoes in history.

Tornado Confirmed Near Vanceboro, NC   05/08/2009
The National Weather Service in Newport has confirmed a EF0 tornado that had occured Thursday, May 7th. Click to read the Public Notification Statement regarding the event.

Google Map Based NWS Radar Now Available.   05/03/2009
NWS Southern Region has developed a Google Map application that combines NWS radar and current hazards in a interactive format.

EF0 Tornado Confirmed in Beaufort Co on April 11th, 2009   04/11/2009
The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City, NC has confirmed an EF-0 Tornado with winds of up to 85 mph, 6 miles from Washington, NC

March 27, 2009 Tornado Event Review   04/04/2009
Shallow convection during the early evening hours of March 27, 2009 produced a pair of tornadoes of the Eastern NC coastal plain.

Winter Temperatures Near Average for United States   03/13/2009
Temperatures for December 2008 - February 2009 across the U.S. were near average according to a preliminary analysis by scientists at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center

Flood Safety Awareness Week - March 16th - 20th   03/13/2009
National Flood Safety Awareness Week is a week dedicated to the education of flooding throughout the US. View the Public Notification Statements issued by NWS Newport.

CoCoRaHS in the Classroom   03/13/2009
The National Weather Service in Newport is putting out a call to area schools to incorporate the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) into their classrooms.

Preliminary Snowfall Reports from Winter Storm   03/03/2009
Snow fell in Eastern North Carolina on the evening of March 2nd. View the preliminary snowfall amounts here.

Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina   02/28/2009
NWS Newport has issued a press release regarding Severe Weather Awareness Week (March 1st - 7th). Click here for a copy of the release.

Severe Weather Awareness Week: March 1-7   02/25/2009
March 1st through the 7th is Severe Weather Awareness Week. Click to read the Public Notification Statement issued by NWS Newport during the week.

National Weather Service Fire Weather Experts Assisting in Australia   02/15/2009
Fire weather forecasters from NOAA's National Weather Service are on duty in Australia providing crucial weather information to forecasters in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology as they battle wildfires ravaging southeastern Australia.

January Temperature Slightly Above Average for U.S.   02/15/2009
While North Carolina's average monthy temperature ranked below normal for January, temperature for the contiguous United States last month were slightly above the long-term average

Preliminary Snowfall Reports from Feburary 4th   02/04/2009
View the snowfall reports recieved so far for Eastern North Carolina.

Summary of the 2007-2008 North Carolina Drought   01/26/2009
Sarah Jamison, office hydrology focal point, has put together a presentation summarizing the drought that affected eastern NC from 2007 through 2008.

Unofficial Snowfall Totals from Winter Storm 01-20-09   01/21/2009
View the unofficial snowfall totals from Eastern NC from the winter storm on January 20th.


2008
Global Temperature for November Fourth Warmest on Record   12/17/2008
Even with below normal temperatures for most of Eastern North Carolina, the month of November was the fourth warmest globally since records began in 1880.

New NOAA in the Carolinas Webpage   12/02/2008
NOAA in the Carolinas, a consortium of NOAA organizations looking to further the OneNOAA vision across North and South Carolina, has just revamped their website. Check it out!

Atlantic Hurricane Season Sets Records   12/02/2008
The 2008 Hurricane Season officially came to a close, marking the end of a season that produced a record number of consecutive storms to strike the US and ranks as one of the more active seasons.

Second Warmest October for Global Temperatures   11/25/2008
The combined global land and ocean surface average temperature for October 2008 was the second warmest since records began in 1880.

NOAA Seeks Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Applicants   11/20/2008
NOAA is accepting applications for a scholarship program in honor of retired South Carolina Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, who promoted oceanic and atmospheric research throughout his career.

NWS Newport and NC Counties to Memorialize Hurricane Floyd Flooding   11/04/2008
Officials unveiled commemorative signs depicting the maximum flood levels reached in Pollocksville, Snow Hill, and Greenville on November 3rd & 4th.

Point and Click Forecast Map Changes   11/03/2008
The NWS Office in Binghamton, NY has put together a page detailing the changes to the NWS' adoption of Google Maps for their Point and Click pages.

October 1, 2008 Severe Thunderstorm Outbreak   10/07/2008
Here is an overview of the storms that hit Eastern North Carolina on October 1st.

Historical Hurricane Tracks Help Users Prepare for Big Storms   10/07/2008
Now, an on-line tool, Historical Hurricane Tracks, helps users get a quick picture of coastal areas with the greatest frequency of hurricanes and tropical storms.

NWS Newport Updated Office Tour   10/07/2008
Take a virtual look at your National Weather Service Office in action.


2005
Lead Forecaster John Elardo honored with Leadership Award.   10/05/2005
Lead Forecaster John Elardo was honored as the first recipient of the WFO Newport/Morehead City Leadership Award. Congratulations John!

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