KSLA News 12 Editorial: April 17, 2013-Life-saving Forecasts - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

KSLA News 12 Editorial: April 17, 2013-Life-saving Forecasts

It's amazing to me how accurate weather forecasting has become.

Three-day hurricane forecasts that were off by an average of 300 miles in 1990 were only off by 100 miles in 2010, a dramatic improvement in just 20 years.

And much of the improvement can be attributed to critical data gathered by weather satellites.

However, a recent report by the Government Accountability Office listed a potential upcoming gap in weather satellite coverage. Mismanagement, overspending  and poor planning have led to the possibility of a gap in satellite data as soon as next year. And the report says the gap could last more than four years if nothing is done to address the problem.

Life-saving forecasts rely heavily on a comprehensive, dependable network of weather satellites. We urge our lawmakers and government officials to find a quick and sufficient solution to this looming threat.

I'm James Smith.

  • KSLA News 12 EditorialsKSLA News 12 EditorialsMore>>

  • Editorial: Fake news

    Editorial: Fake news

    Friday, March 17 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-03-17 22:34:40 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    We have all heard a great deal about fake news this year. The label is a new one. 

    More >>

    We have all heard a great deal about fake news this year. The label is a new one. 

    More >>
  • Editorial: Have outside entity investigate LSP travel

    Editorial: Have outside entity investigate LSP travel

    Friday, March 3 2017 12:38 AM EST2017-03-03 05:38:00 GMT
    "Full disclosure and complete transparency to the people they serve should be demanded of and delivered," says Joe Sciortino, KSLA News 12 vice president and general manager"Full disclosure and complete transparency to the people they serve should be demanded of and delivered," says Joe Sciortino, KSLA News 12 vice president and general manager

    State Police Supt. Col. Mike Edmonson needs to address this inexcusable behavior directly and restore the public's confidence. He should be fully transparent in his investigation into the matter and should invite an outside entity to look into the matter. 

    More >>

    State Police Supt. Col. Mike Edmonson needs to address this inexcusable behavior directly and restore the public's confidence. He should be fully transparent in his investigation into the matter and should invite an outside entity to look into the matter. 

    More >>
  • Editorial: Have a safe Carnival season

    Editorial: Have a safe Carnival season

    Monday, February 20 2017 7:27 AM EST2017-02-20 12:27:09 GMT

    Be on the lookout for kids. They seem to dart out from everywhere. They are certainly not looking out for you; so please look out for them.

    More >>

    Be on the lookout for kids. They seem to dart out from everywhere. They are certainly not looking out for you; so please look out for them.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly