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An entertaining use of the Weather Service

For those of you in the United States, or who have any interest in it, I found out that the NWS has done one better than the USPS when it comes to ZIP codes (alias postal codes).

  1. Go to the NWS website: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/
  2. Find the box ‘Local forecast by “City, St” or ZIP code’
  3. Type in the first four digits of a ZIP code.
  4. NWS automatically lists the 10 places with the ZIP codes xxxx0 to xxxx9, as shown below for xxxx = 5454.

zipcodes-on-nws

Off the top of my head I don’t know how this would be useful, but it is interesting. The Post Office’s website doesn’t do this that I am aware of, but I can’t be sure because it isn’t working right now.

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