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Can You Trust Weather Forecasts During The Gov't Shutdown?


January 24, 2019

With winter storms wreaking havoc up and down the California coast and a major snowstorm that blasted the Northeast over the weekend, could there be a more inopportune time for the longest government shutdown in American history?

Reports from the Washington Post, CNN and others say the limitations on the National Weather Service (NWS) will make weather forecasts “worse” and that presents a "national security risk."

While the shutdown clearly has affected the weather community and its valuable work short-term and long-term with many NWS employees being furloughed, others are still produc...

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