On Friday, November 2, I posted the following:
As readers of this blog know, a few days later, I was asked to co-lead the National Weather Service's Sandy Assessment (SA):
Then, to everyone's shock, the SA was terminated three days later.
Today, the NWS did what I feared: Announced a new service assessment with no one outside of government as participants.
As far as I can tell, no one from the original assessment has been asked to participate in this new version.
I still believe that NOAA investigating itself (with or without other federal agencies) is a bad idea, especially with no one from outside of government participating. That said,
I wish the new Sandy SA team well and look forward to reading their findings.