Capital Weather Gang: Policy

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Why the National Weather Service should not be consolidated

I read with more than a little disappointment [Jason Samenow's] recommendation that forecast offices be consolidated. This recommendation has been rejected before by Congress and for good reasons.

By Richard Hirn  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Weather Service updates criteria for hurricane warnings, after Sandy criticism

Today, the National Weather Service announced forecasters will have the option to issue hurricane warnings in a future Sandy-like scenario.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:11 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Weather community at a crossroads: 5 recommendations for improving predictions and their value

It's a somewhat stormy time for the nation's weather enterprise. Painful cuts are underway at the National Weather Service and a gap in weather satellites may degrade forecasts. Here are five recommendations for the weather community to consider to address these challenges...

By Jason Samenow  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)