Furlough days proposed for National Weather Service
New information concerning furloughs for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Weather Service employees.
PADUCAH, Ky. - As yet another side effect of the sequester, the National Weather Service could be next to weather through furlough days. NOAA announced that it is proposing four unpaid days for the more than 12,000 workers across the agency.
Although it seems like the worst time to have fewer people keeping an eye on the skies, Clayton said they have to be taken before September 30, the end of the fiscal year.
"A delay in service that we receive out of the NWS could potentially delay having a tornado warning issued or something of that nature so that could be a very serious public safety factor," he said.