NWS Chief Backs Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump

Director Louis Uccellini said forecasters in Birmingham did the right thing when they tried to combat public panic and rumors that Dorian posed a threat to Alabama.

  • Published 9 September 2019

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The head of the National Weather Service issued a strong public defense of forecasters who contradicted President Donald Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian posed a threat to Alabama as it approached the United States. Director Louis Uccellini said forecasters in Birmingham did the right thing Sept. 1 when they tried to combat public panic and rumors that Dorian posed a threat to Alabama. It was only later that they found out the… Read at AP News