WORLD : U.S. Won’t Close Weather Stations

From Times wire services

The government announced today that all National Weather Service stations will remain open through the mid-1990s until a modernization program is complete, putting to rest rumors that 40 or more weather stations might soon close due to budget constraints.

Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher said, “Closing any of the stations at this point might reduce service to the public, when we are, in fact, working to improve that service.” He said all stations will remain in service at current operating levels and there will be no layoffs.