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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:54 PM

National Weather Service chief backs forecasters who contradicted President Trump

Source: AP

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 threat to Alabama as it approached the United States.

Director Louis Uccellini said forecasters in Birmingham did the right thing Sept. 1 when they tried to combat public panic and rumors that Dorian posed a threat to Alabama. It was only later that they found out the source of the mistaken information, he said.

"They did that with one thing in mind: public safety," said Uccellini, who prompted a standing ovation from hundreds of forecasters by asking members of the Birmingham weather staff to stand.

Earlier, the president of the 2,100-member association, Paul Schlatter, said any forecast office "would have done the exact same thing" as the Birmingham forecast office.

Read more: https://www.wmur.com/article/national-weather-service-chief-backs-forecasters-who-contradicted-president-trump/28966644



By JAY REEVES Associated Press Updated: 5:45 PM EDT Sep 9, 2019

Probably everyone is familiar with the subject of this article that appeared on LBN 3 days ago:

NOAA backs Trump on Alabama hurricane forecast, rebukes Weather Service for accurately contradicting him, The Washington Post, September 6, 2019
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142364554

NOAA is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is the federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service. (NOAA in turn is part of the Commerce Department, headed by the infamous Wilbur Ross --
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump's Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say, New York Times, 9/9/19
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142365306 )

What has almost never been stated in most articles and postings here that I've seen is that NOAA is a huge huge provider, along with NASA, of national and global climate change information.

e.g. https://www.noaa.gov/news/january-through-august-was-wettest-on-record-for-us

https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201908

Climate Monitoring https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-monitoring/national/110/1/201908

Climate change impacts https://www.noaa.gov/education/resource-collections/climate-education-resources/climate-change-impacts

Now what worries me is that we have to really worry about the reliability of their climate assessments and information.

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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:28 PM

1. How quick will he be fired?

There is only Trump truth (tm). It's the best truth. Opposite Truth is fake and only reported by fake News. Amirite?

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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:22 AM

2. Here were his remarks yesterday at the NWA Conference

(NWA = National Weather Association) - https://nwas.org/annual-meeting-events/annual-meeting/



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Louis Uccellini

@NWSDirector

Paying It Forward: Building a Weather-Ready Nation #NWAS19 https://www.pscp.tv/w/cEZIWzFvTlFscHZhUGtkUXd8MUx5eEJMdm5PTU1HTny0kY6LH5txrQCqnT7MXFKxz5da0r0_xb7LgMZtf1-l
Louis Uccellini @NWSDirector

Paying It Forward: Building a Weather-Ready Nation #NWAS19
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