Capital Weather Gang: National Weather Service


Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Weather Service proposes more severe weather risk categories in 2014

The National Weather Service has developed more categories for describing thunderstorm risk. Will it actually help communicate severe weather hazards?

By Jeff Halverson  |  02:55 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, National Weather Service, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Why National Weather Service forecasts aren’t more descriptive

I don’t know whether I’m particularly picky, but for years I’ve wondered why the NWS, in narrative forecasts, has omitted really important descriptive terminology,

By Don Lipman  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, National Weather Service

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 12/19/2013

NOAA worker satisfaction plunges; lawmaker proposes move to Interior

The Partnership for Public Service released its latest report on Federal worker satisfaction and, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the trends are not pretty.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:57 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, National Weather Service

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/09/2013

National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Watch for Tuesday

We think this watch may be a bit aggressive and that the NWS forecast of 5 or more inches of snow, while possible, isn’t the most likely scenario.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, National Weather Service, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Typhoon and hurricane storm surge disasters are unacceptable

It’s past time nations and the global community make storm surge disasters stop.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:09 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, International Weather, Latest, National Weather Service, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 10/09/2013

15 ways the Federal shutdown is hampering the National Weather Service

From a lack of janitorial services to canceled travel to broken data streams - the shutdown has unleashed a torrent of obstacles for Weather Service forecasters.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:18 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, National Weather Service

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 10/07/2013

NWS forecasters overcome nastiest elements in Federal shutdown; hike to work in blizzard

National Weather Service forecasters hiked to work and slept there during South Dakota’s extraordinary blizzard, falling in the midst of the Federal shutdown.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:24 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, National Weather Service, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Alaska National Weather Service office begs “please pay us” in secret message

In a public forecast discussion, the Anchorage National Weather Service office encoded this secret message: “Please pay us.“

By Jason Samenow  |  05:19 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, National Weather Service

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Shutdown stopping flow of weather information as dangerous storms threaten nation

Certain Federal resources for communicating information about hazardous weather are down and out within 48 hours of a possible life-threatening hurricane, blizzard, severe thunderstorm outbreak and wildfires.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:54 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, National Weather Service, U.S. Weather

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Federal shutdown weakens weather and climate enterprise

Much of the National Weather Service is still functioning, but that does not mean all is well in the world of weather and climate with much of the Federal government closed for business.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, National Weather Service

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 09/30/2013

National Weather Service would continue operating in shutdown

If the Federal government shuts down starting Tuesday, you will still receive its weather forecasts and warnings.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:43 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, National Weather Service