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Aug 9, 2011 11:38 AM by Trovette Tottress

Budget cuts may hit weather satellites

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Weather forecasters in the United States may be forced to rely on European satellites for some of their weather information because of federal budget cuts. University of Oklahoma professor Berrien Moore says only four satellites supply data for weather forecasts, and that number could drop to two. According to the Durango Herald (http://bit.ly/ooLeSA ), panelists meeting Monday at the American Meteorological Society said they lack the solid data they need to make their case to Congress.

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