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300 Billion Weather Forecasts Used by Americans Annually, Survey Finds


June 23, 2009

people with umbrellas in the rain Close to nine out of 10 adult Americans obtain weather forecasts regularly, and they do so more than three times each day on average, a new nationwide survey by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research has found. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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