I've noticed The Weather Channel has been timings its dismissals around anniversaries, etc. Are they deliberately trying to rub salt into the wounds they've inflicted?
I think it is more "September 30", "October 1" kind of thing. I had no idea this happened. I thought she might have been on vacation or something. It's puzzling to me that they bring in somebody new to replace her position like that - one would think that they would have a "veteran" OCM fill-in until a suitable replacement could be found.
Sadly, this may continue as long as the economy is as bad as it is. If money is not coming in, they aren't going to be able to support all of the salaries. There are likely people behind-the-scenes affected as well, I'd bet.