Public, private interests at stake as weather business grows

“We shouldn’t be playing second fiddle to anybody on weather forecast information.” Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), on government ceding to the private sector

and other private weather providers relied on the fire hose of data from NOAA’s National Weather Service and satellite arm, as well as NASA and other agencies. Now companies are producing their own data and using analytics in business-savvy ways,...

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