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staffing the NWS

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:25 am
by unome
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

Re: staffing the NWS

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:13 am
by CrashTestDummy
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:

proposed NWS budget

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:30 am
by unome

Re: staffing the NWS

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:19 pm
by jasons
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.

Re: staffing the NWS

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:07 pm
by unome
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

Re: staffing the NWS

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:18 am
by Texaspirate11
NOAA sounded the alarm last year when Trump announced all the budget cuts.
Like you said unome - whats it gonna take?

Re: staffing the NWS

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:57 pm
by CrashTestDummy
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. ;)

Re: staffing the NWS

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:57 pm
by DoctorMu
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.

Re: staffing the NWS

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:55 am
by CrashTestDummy
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? ;)