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2008-07-06 04:27:36 PM
That leaves Accuweather as my source for dependable, smokin' hot weather babes.

/misses Jill Brown, Janene D'Adamo, etc...
 
2008-07-06 04:38:28 PM
Oh shiat. There goes TWC.
 
2008-07-06 04:39:25 PM
100 years young!
 
2008-07-06 05:31:43 PM
The Weather Channel shows about as much weather as MTV shows music videos nowadays.

/wunderground ftw!
 
2008-07-06 05:52:21 PM
Does this mean I can stop canceling my weekend plans because of weather.com's errant rain forecasts?

/just kidding, I never cancel plans because of rain forecasts.
 
2008-07-06 06:11:16 PM
http://nws.noaa.gov/

It's where they get their weather info from anyway.
 
2008-07-06 07:33:48 PM
Goodbye, TWC. I will miss you.
 
2008-07-06 07:49:19 PM
Perhaps they could make NBC Weather Plus something like "TWC 2".. Then show live storm chasing coverage from various NBC affiliates on days when there are big outbreaks.
 
2008-07-06 09:14:32 PM
Doesnt NBC use Accuweather?
 
2008-07-06 09:19:25 PM
so now that nbc owns the weather will global warming stop?
 
2008-07-06 09:19:29 PM
Is Heide still sleeping with Jim Hansen? She did when she was a graduate student at Lamont, but she's got her Ph.D. at last.
 
2008-07-06 09:21:52 PM
Does this mean the next named hurricane can now have a seat right over there?
 
2008-07-06 09:23:50 PM
NBC plans on firing all the staff of TWC and replacing them with live-feed cameras in windows of hundreds of towns around the world.
 
2008-07-06 09:26:51 PM
Uh thanks skinink, I guess.

The undisclosed sum? Wait for it.

Wait for it.

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3,500,000,000.00

There's no way that can be sane.
 
2008-07-06 09:26:54 PM
How do you make a reality show out of the weather?

/please God, let me never find out
 
2008-07-06 09:27:33 PM
Nooooooo!

Well, as long as they don't do anything to Jim Cantore.

/Would like to recruit JC to my selective breeding program
 
2008-07-06 09:27:48 PM
FuturePastNow:http://nws.noaa.gov/

It's where they get their weather info from anyway.


That's where the button in the link bar of my browser goes (the hourly weather graph is *awesome* and way better than the hour-by-hour thing from TWC or AccuWeather), but weather.com has the best radar pictures.

The NWS site also breaks a lot.
 
2008-07-06 09:28:22 PM
kaddytothemax:so now that nbc owns the weather will global warming stop?

Conspiracy theories are bunk. If one were to have a conspiracy theory, however, one might note that NBC's ultimate parent GE is a leader in such clean energy technologies as gas turbines and nuclear plants and a non-entity in oilfield services.
/Just sayin'. is all.
 
2008-07-06 09:30:51 PM
Too bad it wasn't TNT -- then we could watch A Christmas Story every time it goddam snows.
 
2008-07-06 09:31:15 PM
Landmark has been shopping the Weather Channel around for some time.
 
2008-07-06 09:32:50 PM
tinkabelle:Nooooooo!

Well, as long as they don't do anything to Jim Cantore.

/Would like to recruit JC to my selective breeding program


Do you have an unselective breeding program also? You know, just as a control group?
 
2008-07-06 09:37:06 PM
I live in kind of the middle of Kansas, and the weather channel.com has got to be one of the most useless things ever.

"Emporia Kansas is going to have the worst storms in over 30 years rolling through them" when in reality it wasn't even the worst storm of the year.

"Tornado Watch/Sever Thunderstorm watch in effect from 10 AM Thursday until 3 AM Friday" when in reality it's not even raining and we hadn't got shiat all day.

Then it was hailing so I check TWC.com and what do I see, nothing. No thunderstorm watch's, it said "cloudy" and that was it.
 
2008-07-06 09:38:36 PM

www.nerdtests.com
 
2008-07-06 09:38:47 PM
Can Al Roker fit onto the Weather Channel screen?
 
2008-07-06 09:41:59 PM
When does Stephanie Abrams and Bob Stokes come on?
Cuz that's what I like.

Swizzle for Shizzle.
 
2008-07-06 09:42:30 PM
Epiphany:"Tornado Watch/Sever Thunderstorm watch in effect from 10 AM Thursday until 3 AM Friday" when in reality it's not even raining and we hadn't got shiat all day.
You do know that TWC isn't responsible for those watches and warnings, right? That they're put out by the NWS? weather.com just relays them.

Also, a watch just means that there's a non-trivial chance that they'll develop. Most of the time they don't. That's why it's a watch and not a warning.
 
2008-07-06 09:45:31 PM
Hey, buddy, wanna buy a watch?
 
2008-07-06 09:48:44 PM
MacG:Oh shiat. There goes TWC.

If you think this is the exit you are a sheep just waking up in time for the sledge hammer. It's just finally on paper. You probably think your leather purse is to blame for polar bears drowning or something.
 
2008-07-06 09:48:53 PM
I give it three months before NBC cancels TWC, and replaces it with 24 hours of Deal or No Deal.
 
2008-07-06 09:49:15 PM
dangelder

Well, the only thing I saw on a quick google was how TWC made 100 mil profit on 200 mil revenue in 1998. That's pretty good. If it's kept that rate (more or less) while increasing revenue to today's standards - 3.5 billion isn't that crazy.
 
2008-07-06 10:09:53 PM
...and General Electric (owner of NBC) continues its quest of slowly buying every IP and company in the world.

/GE owns more companies than most counties
//there have been numerous times when GE has sued a company only to figure out that they actually already own it
 
2008-07-06 10:10:23 PM
Great, now I have to listen to weather reports with a left-wing, liberal, McCain-hating slant. It'll probably be sunny and 72 wherever Obama is.
 
2008-07-06 10:11:10 PM
Sharon Resultan: The Weather BabeTM
 
2008-07-06 10:17:21 PM
They can keep Bob Stokes, Jim Cantore, and Carl Parker. That's all I need to be happy with TWC.
 
2008-07-06 10:25:13 PM
Whoops, I just found out that Bob Stokes was fired for being an asshat. They can keep the other two though.
 
2008-07-06 10:26:53 PM
samimgreen:
i279.photobucket.com
 
2008-07-06 10:32:37 PM
I can count on TWC for a completely wrong forecast 75% of the time.

/Wunderground
//PWS's everywhere.
///Clear as a bell now. WC said rain now. DoH!
 
2008-07-06 10:34:27 PM
Do_Not_Want:Whoops, I just found out that Bob Stokes was fired for being an asshat. They can keep the other two though.

i279.photobucket.com

Wow. "Will you lick my swizzle stick?"
 
2008-07-06 10:35:55 PM
Accuweather, built into my Firefox browser bar? It's more likely than you think.

/this Fark Post brought to you by Smuckers(tm).
 
2008-07-06 10:40:26 PM
Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute:When does Stephanie Abrams and Bob Stokes come on?
Cuz that's what I like.

Swizzle for Shizzle.


I lol'd
 
2008-07-06 10:44:07 PM
Wunderground ftw.
 
2008-07-06 10:50:09 PM
"We now go to Ollie Williams with the weather. Ollie?"

"IT'S GONNA RAIN!"

"Thanks Ollie."
 
2008-07-06 10:52:03 PM
Or, even better:

Haitian weatherman (pops)
 
2008-07-06 10:53:56 PM
skinink:There will be a 30% of rain over the Southern States, and a 80% Earl will be able to take another person off his Karma list before the rain starts in the next My Name is Earl.

I am scared something like that will be pretty likely :(
 
2008-07-06 10:56:00 PM
/approves
 
2008-07-06 11:09:08 PM
tinkabelleWow. "Will you lick my swizzle stick?"

I can't believe he said that! I used to think he was hot! Not anymore though.
 
2008-07-06 11:13:26 PM
MORE AL ROKER, ALL AL ROKER.
 
2008-07-06 11:20:24 PM
Now maybe TWC will come out and say global warming is not a liberal plot
 
2008-07-06 11:35:15 PM
On TWC right now: an hour-long episode on the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Yeah, that helps. Where's the frigging thunderstorms, buddy?
 
2008-07-06 11:38:21 PM
 
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