FOR DECADES. . .THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. . . HAS ISSUED ITS FORECAST DISCUSSIONS IN SHOUTY CAPITAL LETTERS. . .USING FRAGMENTED SENTENCES. . .SEPARATED BY ELLIPSES. Today it was announced that the National Weather Service will switch to mixed-case type and conversational language to provide a more user-friendly…
Most of us don’t think much of the weather statements that meteorologists from the National Weather Service make every single day. Until there’s a natural disaster, of course. But a forecast issued as Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf states ten years ago today made history for its eloquence—and changed the way…
When Dallas Raines or the Times' weather page reports that it was 92 degrees in Los Angeles yesterday, their data likely come from one source: the National Weather Service's downtown Los Angeles station on the University of Southern California (USC) campus.
Thousands of employees of the National Weather Service are currently working through the US government shutdown, but don't know when they're getting paid. And someone from the Anchorage office has expressed their displeasure in a secret message hidden in the forecast discussion.
A new study published today by the National Weather Service is loaded with statistics on lightning deaths in the United States. For instance: did you know most lightning deaths occur during what is deemed "leisure activity?" Or that 82% of people killed by lightning are male?
Last month, The Weather Channel proclaimed that it would start naming winter storms in the manner of tropical storms and hurricanes in hopes that people would pay more attention to them. The National Weather Service—the official government agency in charge of all of this—just laid the smack down on that plan.