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Old 05-09-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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I was one of those who always called 703-936-1212 and quickly got my weather update from Verizon. My husband prefers websites, but I find the phone faster. On the recording it now says that Verizon will no longer offer weather updates as of June 1st. Does anyone know of any other local phone number I could call to get a quick weather update once Verizon stops on June 1st? Thanks!
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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I call them often too. I often miss the news the night before and, all of a sudden, it's Monday morning and I don't know what to wear. Too much of a pain to get to my laptop in the morning.

I don't think there are any more phone services for this.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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National Weather Service - Phone Numbers to Recorded Forecasts

DC Metro - 703-996-2200, ext.1
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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So where do you call now to get the time?
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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I remember calling it as a kid to find out if school might get cancelled from snow. "Here is the latest weather forecast, brought to you by C&P Telephone."

I hadn't used the service in years until last winter when our power was out. Was nice to have that number memorized. I'll have to write down the NWS one posted here.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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So where do you call now to get the time?
NIST Telephone Time-of-Day Service
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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Thanks so much! I just called the National Weather Service and it worked like a charm. I've written it down on a note next to my phone so I won't lose the number.

Thanks again. Very helpful!
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC (formerly Vienna, VA)
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It's funny someone would ask about this. When my oldest was a newborn, the only place she would nap was on my lap. I would be stuck for hours sitting in one place. When she was ready for her nap, I'd sit on our hammock chair on our screened-in porch and bring a book and the phone, in case someone called. Our phone does not have the time on it. So I would randomly call someone, usually my mom, and ask, "What time is it?" "Okay, thanks, bye." After awhile, my mom would chide me that the only reason I'd call her was for the time. Then I got smart. I would call myself. Leave a messge. Then call in for my messages which would state the time the messanger called.

I had remembered when I was young my friend used to call a phone number for the time, but I didn't know that they still had that service or what the number was. Now I know, but I no longer have a newborn who naps on me.

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Old 05-10-2011, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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I too always called that number and got the message recently that the service would be stopped...bummer....everyone knew this number!!! I'd been calling it since the mid 80s when my family moved us to Virginia from Vermont. If the current temperature was 50 or above - we could wear shorts!
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