Originally Posted by kjones
Random question, why are none of us (Chesapeake to NYC) under a trop storm/hurricane watch or warning yet?
The bureaucratic reason can be found here:
In a nutshell, it's because National Hurricane Center believes that by the time it hits landfall it will no longer be a tropical storm, and thus no longer their responsibility. At that point, National Weather Service takes over, but NWS does not issue Hurricane warnings - only NHC does that.
The whole thing reminds me of this: