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Department of Defense

Country weather support why pay for duplication of effort

Currently the military and the NWS issue weather products (provide the same weather support services) to their users. The Air Force and Navy issues weather graphics for aviation weather forecasting and weather watches, weather warnings and advisories for tornadoes, severe hail, strong winds that the NWS issues for the general public. The Army gets its weather support from the Air Force and the Marines have their weather... more »

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Department of Commerce

Utilize Other Organization Damage Assessments

After severe weather strikes an area, the NWS sends scores of people - often in overtime status - to survey damage. Likewise, local emergency managers, American Red Cross, and other organizations conduct similar assessments in the same area. Utilizing and sharing ALL of the assessments would reduce the amount of time / money the NWS spends on conducting assessments. The cost of these 'surveys' can be substantial,... more »

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Department of Commerce

Storm Damage Survey Savings

National Weather Service meteorologists currently conduct storm damage surveys within each office's large responsible territory after storms. Surveys are ideally conducted by at least 2 employees per car so that there is one to drive and another to read maps and look for damage. Surveys include "hunting" for tracks of tornadoes, which is often a time consuming process and can strain staff at the local office (especially... more »

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Department of Commerce

National Weather Service budget like the Post Office- Sell Svc's

The following may or may not be possible. One way to reduce the NWS 'public burden' budget is to allow NWS to 'charge' for the 'data' it collects and disseminates to the private sector. Currently it does so, free of charge. Prviate Sector (News Agencies, TV/Radio, Internet companies then charge the end-users for the free service that they receive from NWS). NWS Union may 'stop' this. NWS Mission is listed below. "The... more »

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