Michael Lewis's recent book The Fifth Risk
is nominally about how the Trump administration managed—or rather mismanaged—the transition of the machinery of the federal government. However, a lot of the book concerns how government collects vast quantities of data, including huge amounts of weather data, and how this activity is unknown to many and little appreciated by the rest. It includes a lot about NOAA and weather data snd predictions of tornadoes and the effectiveness or otherwise of warnings.
As an example of people's ignorance he quotes a senator arguing that there is no need for the government's weather services because AccuWeather and the Weather Channel provide all the necessary information! A senator too fuckwitted to ask the question "where do AccuWeather and the Weather Channel get their data from?"! You can guess which party he represented.
Lewis's book explores in passing why warnings used to be ignored and why some suddenly started gaining attention, resulting in fewer deaths. Certainly he would not
advise that blasting out incessant unnecessary warnings is the path to public safety.
The book is quite a pleasant read. No great insights into the Trump administration but good stuff about federal government.