Tag Archives: Post Office

Lost and/or stoln mail tubs

For some reason, the (United States) Postal Service seems to lose, or have deliberately “lost” from, those white plastic wire reinforced plastic tubs, also called totes, alot. I’m talking about these things.

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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.