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Great article about internet and data system issues at the National Weather Service. (1 Viewer)

This article came out today following a massive data outage at the National Weather Service this morning. The article takes a deep dive into recent issues and outages with NWS internet and data systems, particularly the crucial NWS Chat (which local NWS offices use to communicate and receive crucial weather info with local media outlets). It’s a longer read, but is really worth taking a look at.

 

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This article came out today following a massive data outage at the National Weather Service this morning. The article takes a deep dive into recent issues and outages with NWS internet and data systems, particularly the crucial NWS Chat (which local NWS offices use to communicate and receive crucial weather info with local media outlets). It’s a longer read, but is really worth taking a look at.


Biden admin needs to fix this. Honestly it's something they have to have had familiarity with from Biden's stint as VP for 8 years. As I mentioned in a different thread, the chronic under-funding of NOAA, the NWS, modeling, etc is one of the most inexcusable governmental failures I've ever seen. Maddening. This is not political -- it's about common sense things that I think 95% of Americans would agree with.
 

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Science and public safety should never be a partisan political issue, but unfortunately everything is these days. Maybe they could work it into the infrastructure package that's being discussed instead of waiting until the next appropriations bill. The weaknesses in the NWS infrastructure and things like massive radar holes in tornado-prone regions of the country really need to be addressed.
 
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Science and public safety should never be a partisan political issue, but unfortunately everything is these days. Maybe they could work it into the infrastructure package that's being discussed instead of waiting until the next appropriations bill. The weaknesses in the NWS infrastructure and things like massive radar holes in tornado-prone regions of the country really need to be addressed.

Science and public safety are always going to be partisan political issues in a country that denies climate change and supports the teaching of intelligent design in schools. It's a shame that NWS has so many weaknesses that could easily be addressed and help people in severe weather-prone regions; the irony is that many people against funding for groups like the NWS are the ones living in the regions that are tornado-prone and could most benefit from it. It's their own fault and they got no one to blame but themselves.
 
Science and public safety are always going to be partisan political issues in a country that denies climate change and supports the teaching of intelligent design in schools. It's a shame that NWS has so many weaknesses that could easily be addressed and help people in severe weather-prone regions; the irony is that many people against funding for groups like the NWS are the ones living in the regions that are tornado-prone and could most benefit from it. It's their own fault and they got no one to blame but themselves.
There have been plenty of people on both sides of the aisle that had the opportunity to do more for the NWS and haven’t. It’s not like these issues haven’t existed for years and years, across the political reigns of both parties.
 

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