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Why the US government is in the weather business

Posted: 9:11 AM, Nov 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-08 18:09:49Z

The United States Government does a lot.

It maintains national security, establishes trade agreements with foreign countries, initiates national infrastructure projects and determines the value of our currency.

It also researches and forecasts the weather with the National Weather Service.

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That fact may be surprising, but monitoring the weather falls under national security, trade and infrastructure.

For more reasons why the National Weather Service is a good investment, watch the video above.

To see just how quiet the weather is on this election day, check out the video below.

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