This is not just about taxpayer dollars or which company has the best forecast. It is a public safety issue.
New bi-partisan legislation would not only fill the radar gap in Charlotte, but any other urban area not served by radar in close proximity.
The critical gaps in our life-saving network of weather radars are too great to ignore.
Most groups seem opposed to the specific measure that would centralize forecasting, but some say it's an important issue to think through.
The Senate Commerce Committee today is introducing a Bill that would consolidate forecasting at 122 NWS forecast offices into six regional offices.
The latest flare-up involves a senior official who created a consulting job and then took it himself with a $43,200 raise.
The Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be a snoozer, but the National Hurricane Center was abuzz today as President Obama visited the tropical weather forecasting hub in Miami.
There is a looming gap in satellite data over the Middle East. Data from China and Russia could fill the gap but Congress fears U.S. reliance could pose security risks and introduce the threat of "cyber warfare".
The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has introduced legislation that invests in boosting the accuracy of seasonal forecasts.
In Oct. 2014, Sherry Chen was arrested and escorted out of a Weather Service office in Ohio for charges of spying for China. But she wasn't a spy.