Congress approved and President Obama signed a short-term Continuing Resolution that provides for the maintenance of appropriations at current (Fiscal Year 2015) spending levels, albeit reduced across the board by 0.21 percent.
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will meet soon to negotiate and resolve differences within their two weather bills.
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The online graphics being introduced by the NWS this summer draw on research by a team of risk communication experts at NCAR who focus on how to better convey forecast information visually.
Beginning July 7 the NWS will use the redesigned icons for all weather.gov local forecasts. These point-and-click forecasts influence weather-related decisions by people across the country, drawing 2 to 4 million unique web views daily.
The new icons will feature split images and color-coded boxes to better communicate the existence, timing, and potential severity of upcoming weather threats.