Weather Forecasting In Jeopardy

(New York, NY)  -- New York  Senator Chuck Schumer is asking the House of Representatives not to  follow through with proposed cuts to the national weather forecasting  system.  

He says slashing the more than 350-million-dollars in funding  would make it harder for meteorologists to predict storms.  Schumer says  if the money is cut, plans to repair and upgrade satellites used to  determine weather patterns won't be adequately funded.  He says the  satellites give meteorologists the ability to warn residents when severe  weather is approaching.

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