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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is under the microscope for reportedly pressuring government scientists to back President Trump over a misleading tweet about Hurricane Dorian. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Wilbur Ross At The Center Of Another Political Storm, This Time About The Weather

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Acting NOAA head Neil Jacobs, seen here at far right as President Trump watches a briefing on Hurricane Dorian, is defending his agency's response to Trump's claim that Dorian had been predicted to hit Alabama hard. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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NOAA Head: 'No One's Job Is Under Threat' Over Trump's Disputed Tweets About Alabama

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A comparison of how the old and upgraded U.S. global weather forecast models predicted the "bomb cyclone" that hit the Northeast U.S. in January 2018. The old NOAA model (left) estimated a smaller amount of snowfall than what actually happened (right). The updated model (middle) was more accurate. NOAA/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Rockies and Plains areas, where a second bomb cyclone is predicted. Here, a man uses a bulldozer to clear snow in Limon, Colo., that was left by a bomb cyclone that swept across much of the state last month. RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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A massive late winter storm is bringing blizzard conditions to a number of central U.S. states Thursday. In affected areas, many agencies are shutting down and urging people to stay off the roads. NASA/NOAA GOES Project hide caption

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Lake Elsinore, Calif., was drenched Thursday by a storm that dropped rain and snow across much of the state. The National Weather Service is providing forecasts and warnings as usual, but employees are working without pay. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Back-To-Back Storms And No Pay For Federal Weather Forecasters

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Floods in Ellicott City, Maryland, pushed cars into a pile last May. This year has been a year of record rainfall for cities throughout the mid-Atlantic and Carolinas. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Rescue personnel walk through debris in Mexico Beach, which was devastated by Hurricane Michael. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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'This Is A War Zone': Hurricane Michael Leaves Deadly Trail Through Southeast

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A house is surrounded by flood water in Lumberton, N.C., on Monday. Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Florence Death Toll Rises To 32 As Rivers Continue To Flood In N.C. And S.C.

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An image from video provided on Saturday by the U.S. Coast Guard shows flooding along Kauai's Hanalei Bay, Hawaii. Brandon Verdura/U.S. Coast Guard/AP hide caption

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Forecasters at the National Weather Service office monitor Hurricane Irma on Sept. 9, 2017, at the hurricane center in Miami. Andy Newman/AP hide caption

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National Weather Service Forecast: Cloudy, With A Chance Of Budget Cuts

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