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2013-03-31 01:05:57 PM  
I hate TWC. If you click the link - be aware that it will autoplay.
But that's a bigass storm.
 
2013-03-31 01:18:22 PM  

Bontesla: I hate TWC. If you click the link - be aware that it will autoplay.
But that's a bigass storm.


I had a big ass storm this morning.

/farking black beans
 
2013-03-31 01:47:09 PM  

Bontesla: But that's a bigass storm.


bigass, yes.  but hardly uncommon.
FTA: "Nevertheless, storms this big form about once or twice every winter."

surprised TWC, in all its usual fearmongering and blather, didn't name this one "Cantore."
 
2013-03-31 05:01:48 PM  

Bontesla: I hate TWC. If you click the link - be aware that it will autoplay.
But that's a bigass storm.


Flashblock FTW!
 
2013-03-31 05:17:20 PM  
Uh, TWC owns Weather Underground now.
 
2013-03-31 05:21:06 PM  
The Weather Channel, where it's all about the Northeast US.  They often go for over an hour before showing any other region. and then it's in a 10-second montage as they hurry to commercial.
/Okay, so I exaggerate a wee bit, but not much.
 
2013-03-31 05:21:22 PM  

JonBuck: Uh, TWC owns Weather Underground now.


Came to say this. No real bad changes yet, but the knowledge of it makes me weep all the same.
 
2013-03-31 05:22:19 PM  
Watch out, they've blow you themselves up!
 
2013-03-31 05:22:45 PM  
You know, I loved TWC for nearly my entire life. In high school I lived in florida, and would nap after school to the local forecast jazz ensemble.

But now they are naming every 3 flake snow storm to drum up hits and site traffic.

I want my TWC to be jazz music and tire commercials, god damnit.

/wants videos back on mtv too
//old
 
2013-03-31 05:23:24 PM  

rkiller1: The Weather Channel, where it's all about the Northeast US.  They often go for over an hour before showing any other region. and then it's in a 10-second montage as they hurry to commercial.
/Okay, so I exaggerate a wee bit, but not much.


Because there's no weather there. The local meteorologist can put his seven-day on loop and nobody'd be the wiser.

/Actually, I meant to say "no pants-shiatting weather that affects the majority of likely 18-44 viewers blah blah blah
 
2013-03-31 05:29:51 PM  

phamwaa: rkiller1: The Weather Channel, where it's all about the Northeast US.  They often go for over an hour before showing any other region. and then it's in a 10-second montage as they hurry to commercial.
/Okay, so I exaggerate a wee bit, but not much.

Because there's no weather there. The local meteorologist can put his seven-day on loop and nobody'd be the wiser.

/Actually, I meant to say "no pants-shiatting weather that affects the majority of likely 18-44 viewers blah blah blah


That you know of.

In the Northwest, we regularly have 50-70 mph wind storms hit the coast, cause the usual stuff to happen (flooding, downed trees, power lines out, tens of thousands without power)

In the East, this is a pants wetting storm of the century and non stop coverage.

Out here, its "winter" and a note during local news.
 
2013-03-31 05:31:24 PM  
It's a shame the Weather Channel can't explain how big a storm is without resorting to a group responsible for  bombing the Pentagon.
 
2013-03-31 05:32:20 PM  
I clicked the link wanting to find out about the storm, but they said haha this happens twice or so a year, nothing to see here. But they did say that 44 states still had white global colding on the ground somewhrre.
 
2013-03-31 05:35:45 PM  

Generation_D: In the Northwest, we regularly have 50-70 mph wind storms hit the coast, cause the usual stuff to happen (flooding, downed trees, power lines out, tens of thousands without power)

In the East, this is a pants wetting storm of the century and non stop coverage.

Out here, its "winter" and a note during local news.


This is my exact point.  Question for New Yorkers: does it snow there EVERY year?  During the winter months?  Does it get hot?  During the summer months?
 
2013-03-31 05:41:13 PM  

neongoats: You know, I loved TWC for nearly my entire life. In high school I lived in florida, and would nap after school to the local forecast jazz ensemble.

But now they are naming every 3 flake snow storm to drum up hits and site traffic.

I want my TWC to be jazz music and tire commercials, god damnit.

/wants videos back on mtv too
//old


This...and I have to mention her.....
www.flixya.com

I was so in love with her back in the day
 
2013-03-31 05:42:23 PM  
Send algore and the UN goatboy money now!!!
 
2013-03-31 05:48:08 PM  
And in the UK - Coldest Easter Sunday on record

/fark me it's cold
//just moved back from Australia
 
2013-03-31 05:49:37 PM  

ds_4815: JonBuck: Uh, TWC owns Weather Underground now.

Came to say this. No real bad changes yet, but the knowledge of it makes me weep all the same.


I use them for the radar only cause the weather.gov radar pages don't let you zoom in, though they're not offering the dual-polarization products from the radar sites that are generating them..  Even Dr Masters' blog has turned into "OMG GLOBAL WARMING IS GOING TO KILL US ALL".

I'm still working on building my own display system and SMS alert package.  I got an SMS warning for "severe thunderstorm warning" 30 minutes after the fact.  Yeah, that's all kinds of useful.
 
2013-03-31 05:50:34 PM  
Thanks Obama!
 
2013-03-31 05:51:18 PM  
Bontesla: I hate TWC. If you click the link - be aware that it will autoplay.

Noscript, and it won't even load until you tell it to.
 
2013-03-31 05:56:47 PM  

Generation_D: phamwaa: rkiller1: The Weather Channel, where it's all about the Northeast US.  They often go for over an hour before showing any other region. and then it's in a 10-second montage as they hurry to commercial.
/Okay, so I exaggerate a wee bit, but not much.

Because there's no weather there. The local meteorologist can put his seven-day on loop and nobody'd be the wiser.

/Actually, I meant to say "no pants-shiatting weather that affects the majority of likely 18-44 viewers blah blah blah

That you know of.

In the Northwest, we regularly have 50-70 mph wind storms hit the coast, cause the usual stuff to happen (flooding, downed trees, power lines out, tens of thousands without power)

In the East, this is a pants wetting storm of the century and non stop coverage.

Out here, its "winter" and a note during local news.


Whoah, calm your tits, weather boy.
 
2013-03-31 06:00:01 PM  

DarthBart: I use them for the radar only cause the weather.gov radar pages don't let you zoom in, though they're not offering the dual-polarization products from the radar sites that are generating them..  Even Dr Masters' blog has turned into "OMG GLOBAL WARMING IS GOING TO KILL US ALL".

I'm still working on building my own display system and SMS alert package.  I got an SMS warning for "severe thunderstorm warning" 30 minutes after the fact.  Yeah, that's all kinds of useful.


College of DuPage's weather site is actually fairly good for sat/rad, though zoom is also an issue there. As for the SMS, it's still better than Environment Canada. More often than not, they'll issue warnings up to 90 minutes after a storm has passed.  The only advantage of living downwind of Detroit is being able to rely on the NWS data and add about an hour to storm ETA.
 
2013-03-31 06:02:20 PM  
This storm is so big it is like your mom sitting on someone's face.
 
2013-03-31 06:04:30 PM  
JonBuck: Uh, TWC owns Weather Underground now.
===================================================

Everytime I look at Weather Underground their prediction for the temperature is almost always 4-5 degrees warmer than TWC (sometimes as high as 10 in the summer).

Accuweather and TWC are always pretty much in-sync... wunderground is usually sort of out-there.

/Doesn't mean it's always wrong though... sometimes it's 10 degrees different than the other two and it ends up being right.
 
m00
2013-03-31 06:07:39 PM  
record storm with record low temperatures?
pffft.... so much for global warming


/troll ;)
 
2013-03-31 06:08:24 PM  

whither_apophis: Bontesla: I hate TWC. If you click the link - be aware that it will autoplay.
But that's a bigass storm.

I had a big ass storm this morning.

/farking black beans


Isn't there supposed to be a hyphen in there somewhere?
 
2013-03-31 06:12:31 PM  

whither_apophis: Bontesla: I hate TWC. If you click the link - be aware that it will autoplay.
But that's a bigass storm.

I had a big ass storm this morning.

/farking black beans


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-03-31 06:15:37 PM  

rkiller1: The Weather Channel, where it's all about the Northeast US.  They often go for over an hour before showing any other region. and then it's in a 10-second montage as they hurry to commercial.
/Okay, so I exaggerate a wee bit, but not much.


They could do four hours per day of San Diego weather; "Yes, another perfect day." on a loop.

Would that make you feel good?
 
2013-03-31 06:17:48 PM  

m00: record storm with record low temperatures?
pffft.... so much for global warming


/pantysniffer ;)

 
2013-03-31 06:20:12 PM  

Danack: And in the UK - Coldest Easter Sunday on record

/fark me it's cold
//just moved back from Australia


Warmest I remember for the end of March. Mid 60s around here. Late spring weather.
 
2013-03-31 06:32:17 PM  
Syfy already did this.

I think it was called Zombie Kill Storm Asteroid Attack, or something like that....
 
2013-03-31 06:34:54 PM  
i know its been covered, but TWC owns wunderground.  This headline implies they're quoting 'the competition' to seem like they know what they're talking about, hence the supposed humor.  This is a subtard and modtard example if there ever was one.
 
2013-03-31 06:48:26 PM  
ds_4815: JonBuck: Uh, TWC owns Weather Underground now.

Came to say this. No real bad changes yet, but the knowledge of it makes me weep all the same.

I use them for the radar only cause the weather.gov radar pages don't let you zoom in, though they're not offering the dual-polarization products from the radar sites that are generating them.. Even Dr Masters' blog has turned into "OMG GLOBAL WARMING IS GOING TO KILL US ALL".

I'm still working on building my own display system and SMS alert package. I got an SMS warning for "severe thunderstorm warning" 30 minutes after the fact. Yeah, that's all kinds of useful.



Weather.gov radar will zoom if you put them in a loop mode.
 
2013-03-31 06:55:14 PM  
The Terrorist Bill Ayers has no comment at this time.
 
2013-03-31 06:56:09 PM  

Mr Rogers is aroused: i know its been covered, but TWC owns wunderground.  This headline implies they're quoting 'the competition' to seem like they know what they're talking about, hence the supposed humor.  This is a subtard and modtard example if there ever was one.


I was wondering why their doppler map got super fancy and put on a bunch of irrelevant effects that slowed it down to a crawl.
 
2013-03-31 07:06:51 PM  
Mid-easter here, and I follow Tri-State Weather and Columbia Furnace Group on Facebook. Pretty interesting seeing all the forecast models and what not that goes into weather reporting. I've learned more about weather prediction these past two months than I ever thought I'd need or want to.
 
2013-03-31 07:18:43 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: neongoats: You know, I loved TWC for nearly my entire life. In high school I lived in florida, and would nap after school to the local forecast jazz ensemble.

But now they are naming every 3 flake snow storm to drum up hits and site traffic.

I want my TWC to be jazz music and tire commercials, god damnit.

/wants videos back on mtv too
//old

This...and I have to mention her.....
[www.flixya.com image 500x381]

I was so in love with her back in the day


OH GOD I LOVED HER. Fare thee welll......
 
2013-03-31 07:21:07 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: neongoats: You know, I loved TWC for nearly my entire life. In high school I lived in florida, and would nap after school to the local forecast jazz ensemble.

But now they are naming every 3 flake snow storm to drum up hits and site traffic.

I want my TWC to be jazz music and tire commercials, god damnit.

/wants videos back on mtv too
//old

This...and I have to mention her.....
[www.flixya.com image 500x381]

I was so in love with her back in the day


My favorite was always Jodi:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4JZWFsQKnU

(Who was, at least recently, still doing weather, I think out of SLC.)

And Kennedy was VJ on MTV.

Good times.
 
2013-03-31 07:56:30 PM  

rkiller1: The Weather Channel, where it's all about the Northeast US.  They often go for over an hour before showing any other region. and then it's in a 10-second montage as they hurry to commercial.
/Okay, so I exaggerate a wee bit, but not much.


Sounds like ESPN. 54 mins of SportsCenter on the NFL during the off season, 4 mins on NBA, 1.5 mins on MLB, and half a min on the NHL, during the Stanley Cup.
 
2013-03-31 08:56:56 PM  

jayphat: rkiller1: The Weather Channel, where it's all about the Northeast US.  They often go for over an hour before showing any other region. and then it's in a 10-second montage as they hurry to commercial.
/Okay, so I exaggerate a wee bit, but not much.

Sounds like ESPN. 54 mins of SportsCenter on the NFL during the off season, 4 mins on NBA, 1.5 mins on MLB, and half a min on the NHL, during the Stanley Cup.


It's almost like focus on things where there is a lot of interest because more viewers gets them something. Something they really want, like more money or something.
 
2013-03-31 09:02:34 PM  

Stile4aly: It's a shame the Weather Channel can't explain how big a storm is without resorting to a group responsible for  bombing the Pentagon.


Cute.
 
2013-03-31 09:05:19 PM  

rkiller1: The Weather Channel, where it's all about the Northeast US.  They often go for over an hour before showing any other region. and then it's in a 10-second montage as they hurry to commercial.
/Okay, so I exaggerate a wee bit, but not much.


you don't list in your profile where you live, but as delicately as I can say, WTF do you care what TWC says unless there is extreme wx in your neck of the woods? Follow you local weathermen. Screw TWC.
 
2013-03-31 09:18:27 PM  

Kevin72: But they did say that 44 states still had white global colding on the ground somewhrre.


IronTom: Send algore and the UN goatboy money now!!!


Not bad ... 42 posts and only one moron equating climate and weather and one mentioning Al Gore.

And, surprise surprise, they're both on the anti-science side of the fence.
 
2013-03-31 09:20:47 PM  

rkiller1: The Weather Channel, where it's all about the Northeast US.  They often go for over an hour before showing any other region. and then it's in a 10-second montage as they hurry to commercial.
/Okay, so I exaggerate a wee bit, but not much.


The Weather Network in Canada does the same thing... :(

If it's not Ontario, Quebec or Vancouver they don't give a fark.
 
2013-03-31 09:35:07 PM  

ds_4815: DarthBart: I use them for the radar only cause the weather.gov radar pages don't let you zoom in, though they're not offering the dual-polarization products from the radar sites that are generating them..  Even Dr Masters' blog has turned into "OMG GLOBAL WARMING IS GOING TO KILL US ALL".

I'm still working on building my own display system and SMS alert package.  I got an SMS warning for "severe thunderstorm warning" 30 minutes after the fact.  Yeah, that's all kinds of useful.

College of DuPage's weather site is actually fairly good for sat/rad, though zoom is also an issue there. As for the SMS, it's still better than Environment Canada. More often than not, they'll issue warnings up to 90 minutes after a storm has passed.  The only advantage of living downwind of Detroit is being able to rely on the NWS data and add about an hour to storm ETA.


Oh yeah, the other reason I'm trying to get away from WU. WU is owned by TWC and TWC is partially owned by Bain Captial. Bain Capitol lines Mitt Romney's pockets.
 
2013-03-31 10:34:44 PM  
Farking Canuck

Not bad ... 42 posts and only one moron equating climate and weather and one mentioning Al Gore.
And, surprise surprise, they're both on the anti-science side of the fence.


   Maybe those were attempts at sarcasm, albeit poor ones, sparky? Maybe they wanted to pull a troll such as yourself out of the politics tab to sh*t all over this thread with your sanctimonious, "I'm smarter  and love the world more than you" posturing. Lighten up tough guy.

   Funny that you will present as evidence of global warming..... extreme weather events.....wait, what?
 
2013-03-31 10:41:26 PM  
Side tracked by troll.

Best weather info on the tubes. http://www.atmos.washington.eduhttp://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html

Learn how to forecast your own weather. http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/Mountain-Weather-P275.aspx

Why, yes, I am a weather geek. My life depends on it.
 
2013-03-31 10:45:08 PM  

rkiller1: The Weather Channel, where it's all about the Northeast US.  They often go for over an hour before showing any other region. and then it's in a 10-second montage as they hurry to commercial.
/Okay, so I exaggerate a wee bit, but not much.


that's just when they actually have weather on. i don't care about nor want to see the farking coasties in alaska or anywhere else. nor do i give a crap about an OTR trucker show on the freaking WEATHER channel. show the damn weather, have the local on the eights not some crap sidebar with no sound.
 
2013-03-31 11:05:04 PM  
Weather.gov, is it really that hard? It's where everyone else pulls their data. All those airport radars and weather stations are NWS anyway.
 
2013-03-31 11:13:25 PM  
I was hip to the weather before it went underground
 
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