Equal rights for small letters!

NWS to begin providing National PNS/MSG’s in mixed upper and lower case letters

If you’ve used weather.gov to get severe weather warnings and information, you’ve probably noticed that they’re in all upper case in a monospace font. For example, here’s the current Hazardous Weather Outlook for Southeastern Michigan. That will soon change.

Starting on August 16 NWS will begin providing all National Public Information Statements, Service Change Notices and Technical Information Notices (PNS, SCN, and TIN) in upper and lower case characters.

Oh thank goodness. Their constant shouting was annoying. Appropriate in the case of tornado warnings, but for new record minimum maximum temperatures, not so much. (Yes, they do keep that record. Also record maximum minimum temps. Thorough, they are.)

Glad to see Congress allotted the funds so they could buy the other half of their character set.

(I’m way too geeky here, I know. But I’m amused.)


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I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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