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staffing the NWS

Postby unome » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:25 am

just what kind of emergency will it take ? I can't believe this isn't a priority with all the weather catastrophes the US has had

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/stor ... 755653001/

http://www.nwseo.org/Four%20Winds%20201 ... RVICES.pdf

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/cap ... union-says
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Re: staffing the NWS

Postby CrashTestDummy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:13 am

unome wrote:<SNIP>

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But if the pointy-hairs can't show 'improvements' in the budget, how can they justify their annual pay raises?!? :roll:
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proposed NWS budget

Postby unome » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:30 am

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Re: staffing the NWS

Postby jasons » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:19 pm

Unfortunately, it’s in every business these days. I work in health care technology and we are chronically understaffed, putting patents’ lives at risk. Everyone is trying to more with less people and more automation.
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Re: staffing the NWS

Postby unome » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:07 pm

NPR picked up the story today https://www.npr.org/2018/03/02/58984531 ... udget-cuts

ProPublica re-tweeted https://twitter.com/ProPublica/status/9 ... 2815215622

I hope it gets the attention it deserves in Congress
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Re: staffing the NWS

Postby Texaspirate11 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:18 am

NOAA sounded the alarm last year when Trump announced all the budget cuts.
Like you said unome - whats it gonna take?
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Re: staffing the NWS

Postby CrashTestDummy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:57 pm

unome wrote:NPR picked up the story today https://www.npr.org/2018/03/02/58984531 ... udget-cuts

ProPublica re-tweeted https://twitter.com/ProPublica/status/9 ... 2815215622

I hope it gets the attention it deserves in Congress


Nah. They're too busy depositing campaign donation checks. Government employees can't afford to do that, so they're not heard from. Not that I'm bitter OR cynical. ;)
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Re: staffing the NWS

Postby DoctorMu » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:57 pm

One end of the political spectrum hated science in the 70s...and now it's the other side. Funding has been increasingly iffy overall.

It won't make a difference until a noreaster or cyclone damages a Senator's home. It's too easy to put other people's lives and livelihood in danger.
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Re: staffing the NWS

Postby CrashTestDummy » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:55 am

DoctorMu wrote:One end of the political spectrum hated science in the 70s...and now it's the other side. Funding has been increasingly iffy overall.

It won't make a difference until a noreaster or cyclone damages a Senator's home. It's too easy to put other people's lives and livelihood in danger.


Well, God's trying!!! 4 in one year! Not unheard of, but certainly not ordinary.... or is it, now? ;)
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