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(The Weather Channel)   This Atlantic storm is so big - the Weather Channel is citing the Weather Underground in order to convince you   (weather.com) divider line 17
    More: Amusing, Atlantic Storm, Weather Channel, Eastern Canada, Gulf Stream, low-pressures, storms, OurAmazingPlanet, Robert Oszajca  
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2013-03-31 05:22:45 PM  
4 votes:
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 05:17:20 PM  
3 votes:
Uh, TWC owns Weather Underground now.
2013-03-31 06:34:54 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:23:24 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:01:48 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:05:04 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:45:08 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:00:01 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:51:18 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:49:37 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:42:23 PM  
1 votes:
Send algore and the UN goatboy money now!!!
2013-03-31 05:32:20 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:29:51 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:21:22 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:21:06 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:47:09 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:05:57 PM  
1 votes:
I hate TWC. If you click the link - be aware that it will autoplay.
But that's a bigass storm.
 
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