"They did that with one thing in mind: public safety", said Uccellini, who prompted a standing ovation from hundreds of forecasters by asking members of the Birmingham weather staff to stand. "The system will remain too far east".
The revelation of the directive throughout the NOAA got here as former top officials of the agency, and the climate group at giant, expressed anger on the Friday assertion backing Trump. "People are able to avoid or prepare for tornadoes, hurricanes, heatwaves, and flood waters thanks to the dedicated experts in the National Weather Service who track severe weather into the night, sometimes even sleeping at the office to ensure they don't miss a forecast", wrote my colleague Gretchen Goldman.
In what some on social media questioned was a distractionary tactic away from bigger headlines, Trump shared the video in which a cat plays with a laser pointer in front of a Hurricane Dorian forecast map, with "Yakety Sax" playing in the background.
"This rewriting history to satisfy an ego diminishes NOAA", Elbert "Joe" Friday, former Republican-appointed director of the National Weather Service, said on Facebook. "I am thankful for the folks at NWS Birmingham for their work in keeping the citizens of Alabama informed and up to date on weather hazards".
Christie, who served on President Trump's transition team and led his opioid commission, said, "If you think this is accidental, it's not". "Scientific integrity at a science agency matters". What if President Trump decides to omit a state from a projection that is actually in the path of a hurricane for some political reason, and the people in that state do not know to prepare? After spending the morning at his Virginia golf club, Trump tweeted that he'd like to move on from the matter but the news media "won't leave it alone".
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He was wrong - it must be stressed - on a minor detail in a weather report that, like I said before, could have been shrugged off by any reasonable person as a gaffe before being quickly buried into today's tumultuous news cycle.
Dan Sobien, head of the National Weather Service Employees Organization, which represents thousands of workers under NOAA, said federal workers were "shocked, stunned and irate" with NOAA siding with Trump.
NOAA verified that day that the "current forecast path of Dorian does not include Alabama" and an company spokesman, Christopher Vaccaro, put his title to that.
A meteorologist from NOAA, which oversees the NWS, told the Post that the memo was "understood internally to be referring to Trump" and that it came after the Birmingham NWS office contradicted the President.
The highest percentage that tropical force storm winds - not stronger hurricane-force winds - would hit somewhere in Alabama was 11%, according to hurricane center charts, and the chances were briefly between 20% and 30% according to a graphic that was not a forecast and that was outdated by the time of Trump's warning. The previous officers stated the way in which the NOAA supported Trump and assailed the Nationwide Climate Service's Birmingham workplace places the credibility of the company in danger. The individuals also criticized the NWS in Birmingham for speaking in "absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time".