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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