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Weather Service Launches Pilot Project in Va.


STERLING, Va. (AP) - The National Weather Service office responsible for Baltimore, Washington and the surrounding areas is changing how it presents its forecasts.

The office in Sterling, Va., is launching a pilot program Saturday called Weather-Ready Nation.

The weather service wants its forecasts to be more useful to emergency managers and the public. Changes include plans to present forecasts with best- and worst-case scenarios for impending storms, and give better warnings about potential storm surges.

The Sterling office provides forecasts for most of Maryland, the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and a few counties in West Virginia.

Launch of the pilot project coincides with an open house the Sterling office is hosting Saturday and Sunday.



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