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Re: Halloween Hurricane

Originally Posted by skygazer View Post
Selected quotes from an accuweather news article:

You can't fire me, I quit! LOL

.. a phase diagram produced by Florida State University Associate Professor Bob Hart reveals that Sandy was an asymmetrical warm-core system (a partially tropical system) at landfall and through central Pennsylvania.

Nov. 13: Assessment team is slated to begin working on the evaluation of the NWS handling before and during Sandy.

Nov. 15: NOAA terminates Sandy Service Assessment, later citing that the charter for the team was never signed and approved. Members of the meteorological community speak out against the termination of the assessment team. Mike Smith, proposed co-chair, blogs that the statement from the NWS is untrue and that "the team was approved and we had begun work."

Nov. 20: Representative Paul Broun writes a letter to NOAA Administrator Dr. Lubchenco stating his concern over the terminated Sandy Service Assessment team and requests that Lubchenco reply to several questions for clarification of the NWS's intent by Dec. 14.

"It is imperative that NWS act quickly and decisively in performing an assessment," Broun wrote to Lubchenco. "With each passing day, the next Service Assessment team may experience increased challenges in collecting the information it needs for a comprehensive report," he added.

Nov. 29: NOAA Spokesperson Susan Buchanan issues a statement indicating that NOAA will proceed with a Hurricane Sandy assessment and that a new assessment team will be formed.

Dec. 11: NOAA releases information regarding the official commissioned Sandy Service Assessment team, stating that it will be multi-disciplinary but will not include any non-governmental leaders. The team is slated to begin field work on Jan. 6, 2013.

Dec. 12: NOAA confirms reports that Administrator Jane Lubchenco is to step down at the end of February 2013.
Maybe some fiscally responsible in the agency decided to not waste more taxpayer money and they will do the assessment within the nomal business that their job descriptions describe.


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