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Was the NWS sending a secret message to Congress?

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A forecast posted by the National Weather Service in Alaska may have been sending a secret message to Congress amid the government shutdown. A forecast posted by the National Weather Service in Alaska may have been sending a secret message to Congress amid the government shutdown.
ATLANTA -

If Congress wants to check the temperature of government workers over the government shutdown, they may want to be monitoring the forecast from the National Weather Service in Alaska.

A weather discussion posted Friday morning by the NWS in Anchorage, Alaska may have just included a secret message. The phrase "PLEASE PAY US" appeared in the 5 a.m. forecast in what could have been an acrostic message in light of the Federal shutdown.

Business Insider reports they had attempted to get in contact with the National Weather Service office regarding the posted forecast discussion, but have not received an answer back.

The NWS Anchorage, along with most of the other National Weather Service offices, mentions that NOAA.gov and associated websites are unavailable except for the forecasting agency's sites since they are "necessary to protect life and property."

Do you think this was an intentional message to Congress? Is it inappropriate if it was? Let us know what you think. Leave a comment at facebook.com/FOX5Atlanta or on Twitter at @FOX5Atlanta.

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