to the federal government shutdown,
NOAA.gov and most associated websites are unavailable. However, because the
information this site provides is necessary to protect life and property, it
will be updated and maintained during the federal government shutdown," according
to the National Weather Service website.
"Only websites necessary to protect lives and property will be maintained," according to NOAA. For critical weather information, the website directs users to view Weather.gov.
On Oct. 1, the first federal government shutdown in 17 years has forced the closure of most federal government websites and agencies. The shutdown is blamed on an impasse by Congress. The latest bill proposed Sept. 30 by the U.S. House of Representatives was rejected by the U.S. Senate, reported the Huffington Post.
For more information about the shutdown, visit USA.gov.