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The Insider: Washington-Wilson win


Back in 2008, federal Judge William R. Wilson of Little Rock wrote the Weather Service Office in Little Rock pointing out that "Washington's Birthday" was the correct name of the February holiday that the Weather Service was calling "Presidents' Day" in its forecasts. Last week, he received an e-mail from John Robinson, warning coordination meteorologist for the Weather Service in Little Rock. Robinson said he'd passed Wilson's comments on to Weather Service headquarters, and:

"I just wanted to let you know that this year, the NWS software has been changed and that forecasts will indicate that the holiday is indeed 'Washington's Birthday,' as named by the Congress. An explanation of the change (that Washington's Birthday is the legal name of the holiday) has been provided to our forecasters in case they should get calls from the public asking about the actual name of the holiday."

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