Government shutdown: National Weather Service sends secret message regarding shutdown

The National Weather Service staff in Anchorage, Alaska made a splash on social media Friday by posting a weather forecast with a secret code pertaining to the government shutdown.

The 5 a.m. forecast for south-central and southwest Alaska aligned specific words along the far left margin to spell out "PLEASE PAY US."

As a plea for help after the shutdown, many news agencies found humor in what some called a " sassy" statement.

A revised version with specific words exchanged to scramble the message was posted on the National Weather Service website within the hour.


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