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The Weather Service is open 24/7, forecasters are working without pay, and it's taking a toll

Jan 09, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Despite working the swing shift this week, and seeing no sign of a paycheck any time soon, Jason Wright feels lucky. The meteorologist and National Weather Service union steward has some savings, a generous father-in-law and a boss who is trying to make the federal shutdown as painless as possible.

That's a tough job. More than 4,000 National Weather Service employees are working day and night without pay this month. Some have already missed a paycheck - only a day's worth, if they happene...