The US National Weather Service warns us about potentially dangerous weather, so it would be pretty scary if their highly reliable data analysis and warning system, the one they use to disseminate all their predictions, went down.
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Video: A failure in the launching mechanism made all the fireworks from this firework display go off at once. As you can hear in the video, the noise is deafening and the explosions are so massive they would make Michael Bay proud.