National Weather Service Warns Against ‘Fake Forecasts’
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the entire country is keeping an eye on Hurricane Irma. Idiots are creating “fake weather forecasts” and creating hysteria on social media. The National Weather Service wants to warn the public about these “fake weather forecasts”.
The “fake weather forecasts” look very real, but don’t be duped, and don’t share anything on social media that you aren’t absolutely sure is an official weather forecast.
From NOAA –
“Whoever knowingly issues or publishes any counterfeit weather forecast or warning of weather conditions falsely representing such forecast or warning to have been issued or published by the Weather Bureau, United States Signal Service, or other branch of the Government service, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ninety days, or both,” reads the code.”
“Fake forecasts” now a thing, apparently https://t.co/vbyLzrYpJH
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) September 1, 2017