Thursday, May 25, 2017

Weather forecasts are imperfect. Under Trump's budget, they'll be nearly impossible

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If President Donald Trump gets his way, weather forecasts in America will become less accurate over time, lagging behind those produced in Europe, Japan and other parts of the world. 

Trump's budget contains a head-scratching provision that would cancel key upgrades to the National Weather Service's (NWS) computer modeling program, forcing an agency that has already fallen behind its peers abroad to fall even further behind. 

If approved by Congress in its current form, the National Weather Service would fail to catch up in both computing power and all-around reliability, leaving American forecasters in the dark about potentially dangerous weather events like blizzards, hurricanes, and tornado outbreaks.  Read more...

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