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Who would have guessed I’d make two posts about the National Weather Service in as many weeks?

I’m as surprised as anyone. Thanks to Liz, who pointed me to this article in the Palm Beach Post about a bill submitted to the Senate by everyone’s favorite fan of bestiality and incest, Rick Santorum (R-PA). Among other things, The National Weather Service Duties Act of 2005 says that The National Weather Service shall not provide, or assist other entities in providing, a service or product (other than a service or product described in subsection (a)(1)(A)) that is or could be provided by the private sector

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Normally, I welcome change, but...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! As is my habit, I checked the National Weather Service website for my local weather forecast this morning. Their forecasts are much more detailed than the crummy Weather Channel site, they’re more accurate, and I’m not subjected to incessant banner and pop-up advertising. Also, it’s nice to see a concrete example of my tax dollars being put to good use. So I go to the site this morning, and I notice a link near the top of the page for “proposed changes to the weather forecast icons.

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I, for one, say “Woohoo!”

Despite the fact that it is cold, windy, and raining where I live, I’m pretty excited that today is the first full day of Spring. I believe that makes today (or maybe it’s yesterday or tomorrow…) the vernal equinox. Not to be confused, of course, with either of the solstices. Craig would be the one to talk to about that subject, though…

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