To find out how your trusted weather app gets its intel, look no further than the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Getting that intel takes a lot of equipment. There's a building in Maryland where NOAA pulls that information down from space, using giant antennas and dishes on its roof. It's got a massive server room where the data they collect gets stored and sent out.
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