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Lawmakers Are Asked for a Weather Commission

September 28, 2012
A coalition of meteorologists is asking Congress to create a weather commission to examine how best to improve forecasting and help the country deal with billions of dollars of weather-related damages each year.

The University Center for Atmospheric Research "would advise federal policymakers on setting priorities for improving forecasts and creating a more weather-proof nation."

The plea came while Congress was out of town and the capital continued to enjoy great fall weather.

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