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Trump administration proposes 8 percent budget cut at NWS, reduction in staff

Posted by Chris in Tampa on 2/12/2018, 10:58 pm

Hopefully this never happens:

"Fresh on the heels of the costliest year on record for weather disasters, with economic damages exceeding $300 billion in the United States, the Trump administration has proposed cutting the National Weather Service's budget by about 8 percent. It also recommends eliminating 355 jobs at the agency, including 248 forecasting positions

The overall budget decrease for fiscal 2019  totals just over $75 million."

Last week there was some extra funding as part of the disaster relief approved.

"The package includes $100 million for improvements to support weather supercomputing infrastructure and forecasting."

But cutting positions is a terrible idea. They already have staffing issues at the NWS.


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Trump administration proposes 8 percent budget cut at NWS, reduction in staff - Chris in Tampa, 2/12/2018, 10:58 pm

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