Bill introduced to make National Weather Service go Dark!

Someone in congress needs to be spanked. I’m serious their is a move to shutdown access to the National Weather Service. Imagine you have paid taxes for these guys to predict the weather and now because private companies like AccuWeather and The Weather Channel who actually get their raw data from the National Weather Service want it locked out for the Taxpayers.

This is so they can make money and charge you twice for your weather. I don’t know about you folks but it sounds like it’s time to fire up the old Fax machine and send a few letters to my elected officials saying I am opposed to such legislation and will be watching how they vote.

Many of you Weather buffs use this data including universities, the loss of this Data to the public would be a tragedy. [PalmBeachPost]

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