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Shutdown Silences Weather and Climate Social Media

On Tuesday at 12 a.m. ET, the federal government shut down after Congress failed to pass a budget. The shutdown starts on a day when Yosemite National Park turns 123 and NASA celebrates its 55th birthday, but that didn't keep either the park or the agency up and running. Many physical sites that fall under the federal domain, such as 401 units managed by the National Park Service, have closed their gates and "non-essential" government services have come to a halt. This includes a number of climate and weather services, particularly social media accounts. Read on to see which sites and accounts have gone dark and which still have the lights on.

 

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