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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:28 AM

Head Of NWS Led Standing Ovation For Alabama Employees Who Corrected Shitstain's "Forecast"

National Weather Service director Louis Uccellini led an ovation for weather forecasters in the agency's office in Birmingham, Alabama, who corrected President Donald Trump when he falsely claimed Hurricane Dorian was set to hit Alabama.

Speaking at an annual meeting of the National Weather Association Monday, Uccellini praised the scientists for upholding "the integrity of the forecasting process." "They did what any office would do," Uccellini told the convention of meteorologists. "With an emphasis they deemed essential, they shut down what they thought were rumors. They quickly acted to reassure their partners, the media and the public — with strong language — that there was no threat."

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The video below shows the moment Uccellini called for conference attendees to recognize the workers' efforts, leading to a standing ovation:



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The fallout from the president's defence of his false claim has roiled the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, the parent agency of the NWS, which is in turn a branch of the commerce department. Uccellini's defence of his staff contrasts with the reaction of other executives at parent agencies of the NWS, who have reportedly sought to provide cover for the president.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/national-weather-service-chief-standing-ovation-forecasters-corrected-trump-2019-9

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:36 AM

1. Uccellini is a civil servant

Not a political appointee. Here’s his bio

https://www.weather.gov/organization/uccellini_louis

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