The remarks by Neil Jacobs, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, were the first since a report that a cabinet secretary had tried to coerce agency leaders.
Ryan MaueAnother NOAA story from NY Times.
Tidbit from NWS union official warning everyone that a bunch of people might retire leading to staffing issues. Lol!
Actually, let's start the retirements so the next generation can take over the empty positions. pic.twitter.com/csd7dCQif5
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The head of the National Weather Service issued a strong public defense Monday of forecasters who contradicted President Donald Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian posed a...
Ryan MaueSpeaking at a weather conference in Huntsville, Alabama, the head of the National Weather Service expressed unequivocal support for NWS Birmingham and their Tweet/efforts informing public about Hurricane Dorian.
Managers are being forced to scale back certain operations and staff are stressed and overworked.
Ryan MaueThe Obama admin was no picnic for the NWS.
Staffing shortages extended into Trump admin but finally eased as hiring freeze lifted. NWS union said the agency was "on the brink of failure.
Considerable progress has been made in last 2 years ...
Ryan MaueGetting to the substance of the NOAA statement:
Animation of the wind speed probabilities for 34-knot (Tropical Storm) Winds.
There was indeed a 5-10% shaded green area of TS wind probability over a sliver of AL actually until Tuesday.
Ryan MaueFor the record, while the NHC "cone" goes to Day 5, NOAA still needs to generate 7-day forecast grids for weather.gov ... the hurricane needs to go somewhere after Day 5.
WPC issues 7-day forecasts -- in direct coordination with NHC.