Tag: National Weather Service
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Mitch PerrySeptember 18, 2017

Charlie Crist was already well aware of how unhappy National Weather Service (NWS) employees were about budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration. But the St. Petersburg Democrat learned a whole lot more Monday about the concerns of career agency staffers over personnel reductions — specifically in Alaska. They say such cuts could damage the accuracy […]

Associated PressJuly 3, 2017

Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes — which has lagged behind storm track forecasting — could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding for tropical weather research, says the retiring chief of a team of U.S. hurricane specialists. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program in 2009 […]

Peter SchorschFebruary 7, 2017

Charlie Crist announced Tuesday he would be serving on the influential House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Also, the first-year Democratic congressman from St. Petersburg hired two new constituent service representatives — Michael Batista and Dillion Stafford — who will help assist Crist’s constituents of Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Since Crist was recently named […]

Associated PressOctober 13, 2016

Flood warnings have been issued for parts of Florida’s Atlantic coast experiencing annual “King tides.” The National Weather Service says flooding is expected along the St. Johns River and South Florida’s coastline through Friday. King tides bring the year’s highest tides each fall. Scientists say they’re inching higher because of rising sea levels. According to […]


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