Weather Service faces Internet bandwidth shortage, proposes limiting key data

Daniel Seagraves dseagrav at
Thu Dec 10 14:12:21 UTC 2020

> On Dec 10, 2020, at 7:27 AM, Mel Beckman <mel at> wrote:
> This is either some kind of bizarre political maneuver, or bureaucrats at NWS need to be seriously fired and replaced with competent people who‘s tech jobs have been waylaid by Covid. 

Not bizarre at all. NWS directly competes with AccuWeather.  AccuWeather has plenty of lobbyists and bipartisan political support. Anything that harms NWS helps AccuWeather.

This is why a former CEO of AccuWeather almost became the head of the NWS for the specific purpose of ensuring it a ceased to be a threat to AccuWeather.

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