Somewhat of a financial barrier, more of a gamble if you're not willing to spend.A financial barrier in hopes that you'll have less chasers on the road? Hmm....
Can't wait til they make the turnpikes free then. Just saying lots of things that were free are being charged for these days.That goes against the very premise of an open society.
If you have a high risk from Nebraska to Texas and didn't want to spend the money on forecasting, even if it didn't stop one chaser from coming you don't think they'd be spread out on targets just a bit more if some were going just by an SPC target?I'm not following your line of thinking... You suggest that people would see a HIGH RISK from SPC yet would NOT drive across three states because they don't have model data? I'll straight out call that as wrong.
Non-government entities get their info from the same data if I'm not mistaken. They'd pay to play too. Edit: I see what you're saying there. Are their models just as easily accessible?Sure, because 1) the HRRR busts often and 2) other non-government sources run model data so you could use those.
Couldn't you use revenue from subscribers to enhance and invest back into the NWS for betters tools/forecasting to help with planning by schools/events/safety?
I know the idea isn't a great one for chasers because it would affect chasers. Thankfully it would most likely never happen anyways...but then again you never know.