Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 3:46pm
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NOAA personnel interacting with attendees at 2015 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting NOAA

The sophomoric government shutdown offers the American public an illusion. Sadly, many people are tweeting or uttering statements like "there is no impact of the shutdown" or "so what?" This is because many federal workers are working without pay so that you don't notice anything. They are still helping land planes, provide weather forecasts, service certain payouts, monitor the oceans for tsunamis, or protect the homeland. 

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