DOOM! Latest Hysteria Says ‘Sequester Threatens Nation’s Weather Forecasting’

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm

This stuff is just laughable. Every day the dire prognostications bring us even more amusing headlines.

Budget cuts set to take effect on March 1 could seriously compromise the ability of the National Weather Service to provide timely, reliable weather forecasts government officials and industry leaders warn. Programs and staffing to support weather forecasting are set to be slashed.

An 8.2 percent across-the-board cut in spending, from the so-called sequester, will trim already financially-depleted programs critical for maintaining and improving the NWS’ weather capabilities.

“It’s not going to be pretty,” said outgoing National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chief Jane Lubchenco at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (according to Climate Central). “The sequester has the potential to wreak havoc with so many different things…”

A potential 2% budget cut and we have warnings that old people will die, kids will die if they don’t starve first, the military will collapse, planes won’t fly and now we won’t have an accurate weather forecast, as if that’s anything new.

We really, really need this to happen since Obama and his merry band of idiots in the media will need to eat their words in a few days. Not that they’ll ever admit they’re lying through their teeth about the Obama Sequester.

“Sequestration substantially increases the risk that the United States will not be a weather-ready nation,” said Kevin Kelly, a lobbyist at Van Scoyoc Associates, who advocates for the weather enterprise.

So a guy who advocates for more government money is concerned about the possibility of losing a few sheckels. Imagine our surprise.

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4 Responses to “DOOM! Latest Hysteria Says ‘Sequester Threatens Nation’s Weather Forecasting’”

  1. lyle on 26/26/13 at 4:06 pm

    Sweet Jebus, this is getting more and more absurd. A “weather-ready nation?” WTF?

  2. Chicken Little on 26/26/13 at 4:29 pm

    Armageddon times seven! Ragnarok, the fimbul winter, the gates of hell opening and coming to earth! Only three days left until the cataclysmic apoalypse comrades! Ahhhhh!

  3. Some call me...Tim on 26/26/13 at 7:01 pm

    This could effect the ability to predict the weather by the NWS and NOAA? *snicker*

    Sorry for the snicker but I think what really did it for me was the last weather forecast that I checked from NOAA that was for a sunny day, when in fact we were getting snow, and LOTS of it too! Almost 6 inches in a 24 hour period.
    Well….I dunno…but maybe they now call all white stuff falling out of the sky…….sun.
    Who am I to quibble?

  4. Blue Hen on 27/27/13 at 5:02 am

    It was feared that a lack of weather forecasting ability would engander passengers on airplanes that are not flying, who might then possibly collide with the Washington Monument (which is closed BTW) in the fog.

    Got all that?

    But fret not. The dearleader ‘s compensation is exempt.