Weather Service Could Furlough 5,000 Workers Due To Budget Crunch

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weather service workers furlough

When it rains it pours -- especially when there's bad news about the job market.

A cash crunch at the National Weather Service means that up to 5,000 federal workers may find themselves without paychecks for two weeks this summer, should Congress fail to allocate the $36 million the agency needs to meet payroll through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.