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(Mother Nature Network)   Nothing pisses off true meteorologists as much as producers on the Weather Channel trying to name every damn storm. "They've kind of gone rogue"   (mnn.com) divider line 82
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2014-02-17 06:59:59 AM
lolnotepad
 
2014-02-17 07:00:08 AM
Could be that Messrs Noting and Producer are intentionally looking to rile the meteorologists....

Or, at least, the rest of the English speaking world.
 
2014-02-17 07:00:18 AM
Wat??
 
2014-02-17 07:02:52 AM
Subby, their complaint is duly noted.
 
2014-02-17 07:04:35 AM
Sugar in his oatmeal.
 
2014-02-17 07:05:06 AM
You forgot the 'sayof'.
 
2014-02-17 07:05:12 AM
The weather channel didn't tell me about Rex until this morning.  They didn't give me nearly enough time to panic over 3 inches of snow.
 
2014-02-17 07:05:17 AM
It's like ESPN's Total QBR , they are the only ones using it and they like it so get comfy with it because it aint going away.
 
2014-02-17 07:05:40 AM
We're being pounded by Winter Storm Noting as we speak.
 
2014-02-17 07:08:30 AM

Raider_dad: It's like ESPN's Total QBR , they are the only ones using it and they like it so get comfy with it because it aint going away.


It's okay.  I never use ESPN or the Weather Channel.  Their audience may go away.
 
JJR
2014-02-17 07:14:30 AM
If 'Noting' and 'Producer' are the names of dogs which happen to hang around the weather channel, then the sentence actually makes sense.
 
2014-02-17 07:14:30 AM

gfid: Raider_dad: It's like ESPN's Total QBR , they are the only ones using it and they like it so get comfy with it because it aint going away.

It's okay.  I never use ESPN or the Weather Channel.  Their audience may go away.


On that note. I can see Direct TV's reasoning to drop them , there's hardly any weather on and if every time you want to see a forcast you get some "reality" show people look elsewhere. It's to the point where they nearly say "we interupt your regular programming for a special extended weather broadcast".  bleh.
 
2014-02-17 07:14:48 AM

Raider_dad: It's like ESPN's Total QBR , they are the only ones using it and they like it so get comfy with it because it aint going away.


It's precisely like ESPN's Total QBR, a futile bid to "own" the subject that nobody else is going to follow for exactly that reason. It's the kind of idea only the most retarded kind of marketing executive could love.
 
2014-02-17 07:17:49 AM
My local meteorologist is so furious about the named storms he can barely do his wacky banter with the anchors, give away the Umbrella of the Week, update us on the beard-growing contest he has with the morning show meteorologist, pick the Kid's Refrigerator Art that ends the segment OR teach his weather class at the community college.
 
2014-02-17 07:18:23 AM
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-02-17 07:20:14 AM
I agree - you don't want to give a storm a name that will hurt its self-esteem and become antisocial.
 
2014-02-17 07:38:30 AM
Stay tuned until further noting.
 
2014-02-17 07:46:30 AM
Just started naming my farts. What a power trip!

Thanks Weather Channel!
 
2014-02-17 07:49:20 AM
So, I'm watching the weather channel and this winter storm blows in like a sackful of queers. The storm dumps a ridiculous amount of snow all over live TV. It dumps so much freakin' snow, that it's like a giant glistening pile of bukake  that blankets most of the East coast. People aren't just stuck in traffic, they're stuck like two humping dogs that got locked together. They're stuck like the hose was turned on 'em  and the ice froze them solid.. Cars slippin' and slidin' in and out-- countless rear-end collisions. The states' governors and mayors are standing around pulling on their puds with one hand and jerking off the public with the other. Then just when you think the sh*t can;t get any more farked up, a guy comes running towards Jim Cantore, who knees the kid smack-dab in the nutsack! HARD! ...Like, "OUCH, my balls!" So then what does the frickin' Weather Channel do but name the storm...
mmapain.com
The Aristocrats!
 
2014-02-17 07:51:43 AM
Good job on the green light, meow!
 
2014-02-17 08:03:01 AM
Is Weather Channel still a thing?
 
2014-02-17 08:03:23 AM
TWC is bad enough but the local weather and news people hype every storm like it's the coming apocalypse.  And this is in New England where snow is part of everyday life from November to April.

They breathlessly tell of how difficult it is to drive, the snow piling up and the wind blowing during every storm whether it's a few flurries or a full-blown blizzard. Apparently they have the memory of a goldfish and think that their viewers have never seen snow before. And it's not just during the news.  They feel the need to break into every show on the half hour to tell us that it's snowing.

"Really?  You mean just like it was 30 minutes ago? and just like it will be 30 minutes from now?"

I listened to one newsbabe describe with child-like wonder how the snow on one side of a field was less than on the other side of the field because of drifting  and drifting is caused by the wind.

"Wow!  I never would have imagined."

And, when a storm turns out to be a dud after all they hype, as seems to happen often, they exclaim in reverent tones how we dodged a bullet. WTF?

How about you just tell us it's going to snow, how much, when and where, then shut the fark up.
 
2014-02-17 08:05:38 AM

Raider_dad: gfid: Raider_dad: It's like ESPN's Total QBR , they are the only ones using it and they like it so get comfy with it because it aint going away.

It's okay.  I never use ESPN or the Weather Channel.  Their audience may go away.

On that note. I can see Direct TV's reasoning to drop them , there's hardly any weather on and if every time you want to see a forcast you get some "reality" show people look elsewhere. It's to the point where they nearly say "we interupt your regular programming for a special extended weather broadcast".  bleh.


This hyar. At least Weather Nation reports the WEATHER. Did you hear that, WC? They report the WEATHER. You get FORECASTS of a LOCAL and REGIONAL nature. On a regular basis, so that tuning in at a certain time rewards you with a local condition/forecast report.

Imagine that.
 
2014-02-17 08:08:38 AM
I just had a discussion with a friend about the naming of storms. He asked what was so wrong with it. I said they are basically naming every front that comes through. I said to imagine this was summer, and they would be naming every rain storm.
 
2014-02-17 08:09:05 AM
Wait, we are naming winter storms now? Why? We already name the important ones, with names like The Blizzard of 74 or The Ice Storm of 97. We don't need to the rest.

What's next? Heat Wave Elizabeth? Nice Weather Day Michael?
 
2014-02-17 08:09:23 AM
My biggest gripe with weather reporting, at least with my local stations, is seeing too much it. I really don't need to have a crawler along the bottom of my screen giving the exact information every two minutes.
 
2014-02-17 08:14:42 AM
News Flash: TV channel sensationalizes something in order to grab ratings.

I'll be over here picking my jaw up off the ground.

Really.
 
2014-02-17 08:14:58 AM
If they're going to name all of them, they need more threatening names. Seriously, who is scared of "Rex" showing up?
 
2014-02-17 08:21:02 AM
This bullshiat naming of every single storm that might bring someone, somewhere a few flurries has led me to more than a few rants. It's ridiculous, and I don't know a single person that doesn't think it's ridiculous.

Big Merl: Wait, we are naming winter storms now? Why? We already name the important ones, with names like The Blizzard of 74 or The Ice Storm of 97. We don't need to the rest.

What's next? Heat Wave Elizabeth? Nice Weather Day Michael?


Maybe we should just start naming the days, it's where we're headed and would make it easier to just skip the steps of escalating naming to get us there.

JohnReddy: TWC is bad enough but the local weather and news people hype every storm like it's the coming apocalypse.  And this is in New England where snow is part of everyday life from November to April.


And this is why you should get your forecast from the NWS. Well, that and they're just better at it. But seriously, the news and TWC is about ratings - hyping a storm is going to improve ratings, as everyone watches THE END TIMES COMING, until suddenly it isn't as bad as they've made it out to be. An NWS forecast comes without hype or crazed hyperventilating and panic.
 
2014-02-17 08:26:00 AM

Dahnkster: So, I'm watching the weather channel and this winter storm blows in like a sackful of queers. The storm dumps a ridiculous amount of snow all over live TV. It dumps so much freakin' snow, that it's like a giant glistening pile of bukake  that blankets most of the East coast. People aren't just stuck in traffic, they're stuck like two humping dogs that got locked together. They're stuck like the hose was turned on 'em  and the ice froze them solid.. Cars slippin' and slidin' in and out-- countless rear-end collisions. The states' governors and mayors are standing around pulling on their puds with one hand and jerking off the public with the other. Then just when you think the sh*t can;t get any more farked up, a guy comes running towards Jim Cantore, who knees the kid smack-dab in the nutsack! HARD! ...Like, "OUCH, my balls!" So then what does the frickin' Weather Channel do but name the storm...

The Aristocrats!


Hail to thee our alma mater,
May we never bring thee shame.

/It's the SECOND LINE!
//CofC RULES!!
 
2014-02-17 08:28:22 AM

czetie: Raider_dad: It's like ESPN's Total QBR , they are the only ones using it and they like it so get comfy with it because it aint going away.

It's precisely like ESPN's Total QBR, a futile bid to "own" the subject that nobody else is going to follow for exactly that reason. It's the kind of idea only the most retarded kind of marketing executive could love.


You say that like there's some other kind of marketing executive
 
2014-02-17 08:31:02 AM

Big Merl: Wait, we are naming winter storms now? Why? We already name the important ones, with names like The Blizzard of 74 or The Ice Storm of 97. We don't need to the rest.

What's next? Heat Wave Elizabeth? Nice Weather Day Michael?


Shh.  You'll give them ideas for more publicity stunts.
 
2014-02-17 08:32:13 AM

QueenMamaBee: If they're going to name all of them, they need more threatening names. Seriously, who is scared of "Rex" showing up?


I'm hip.  Start naming them after the Lovecraft pantheon.  Winter Storm Nyarlathotep will put the fear in us good-n-proper!
 
2014-02-17 08:35:06 AM
Can we have a channel that just shows a rock. We'll call it weather rock. Is Rock wet? Must be raining. Is Rock covered in snow, by golly it's snowing.
/has weather rock
//golly
 
2014-02-17 08:36:38 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: QueenMamaBee: If they're going to name all of them, they need more threatening names. Seriously, who is scared of "Rex" showing up?

I'm hip.  Start naming them after the Lovecraft pantheon.  Winter Storm Nyarlathotep will put the fear in us good-n-proper!


I refuse to soil my trousers until there's a Tropical Cyclone Mikey. Mikey'll eat anything.
 
2014-02-17 08:40:22 AM

Luthien's Tempest: This bullshiat naming of every single storm that might bring someone, somewhere a few flurries has led me to more than a few rants. It's ridiculous, and I don't know a single person that doesn't think it's ridiculous.


Except, apparently my loving husband, HenryFnord, who made sure to message me when he saw this to say that he thinks it's awesome, because he loves being an asshole who trolls his wife.
 
2014-02-17 08:40:24 AM
Every farking cold font gets its own name.

Stoopid, stoopid, stoopid.
 
2014-02-17 08:47:53 AM

Luthien's Tempest: Luthien's Tempest: This bullshiat naming of every single storm that might bring someone, somewhere a few flurries has led me to more than a few rants. It's ridiculous, and I don't know a single person that doesn't think it's ridiculous.

Except, apparently my loving husband, HenryFnord, who made sure to message me when he saw this to say that he thinks it's awesome, because he loves being an asshole who trolls his wife.


Enh, I get my entertainment where I can find it.
 
2014-02-17 08:50:04 AM
Weather Nation is a refreshing change from TWC. I hope DTV does not let them back. Maybe WN will hire Heather Tesch, and some of the other hotties from TWC.
 
2014-02-17 08:50:57 AM
I get weather current information from a phone app.

When I want to hear horrible stories of people from years ago who had a bad, but uplifting weather related experience, I'll watch the Weather Channel.
 
2014-02-17 08:55:51 AM

HenryFnord: Luthien's Tempest: Luthien's Tempest: This bullshiat naming of every single storm that might bring someone, somewhere a few flurries has led me to more than a few rants. It's ridiculous, and I don't know a single person that doesn't think it's ridiculous.

Except, apparently my loving husband, HenryFnord, who made sure to message me when he saw this to say that he thinks it's awesome, because he loves being an asshole who trolls his wife.

Enh, I get my entertainment where I can find it.


Yeah, usually at my expense. Next you'll be saying sleet and hail are exactly the same just to watch me twitch. You know this naming shiat is screwed up and would admit it if you had married someone who didn't have a degree in meteorology.
 
2014-02-17 09:07:05 AM

HenryFnord: Luthien's Tempest: Luthien's Tempest: This bullshiat naming of every single storm that might bring someone, somewhere a few flurries has led me to more than a few rants. It's ridiculous, and I don't know a single person that doesn't think it's ridiculous.

Except, apparently my loving husband, HenryFnord, who made sure to message me when he saw this to say that he thinks it's awesome, because he loves being an asshole who trolls his wife.

Enh, I get my entertainment where I can find it.


Sounds like love to me.

/Now to get Mrs Homely a Fark ID...
 
2014-02-17 09:12:47 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: My local meteorologist is so furious about the named storms he can barely do his wacky banter with the anchors, give away the Umbrella of the Week, update us on the beard-growing contest he has with the morning show meteorologist, pick the Kid's Refrigerator Art that ends the segment OR teach his weather class at the community college.


It's the damned lack of *professionalism* that riles him so.
 
2014-02-17 09:15:55 AM
Not having cable or satellite at home, my exposure to WC changes was more jarring beause I would see it during travel.

Self: I need to see what the weather is going to be like, so I turn on the TV and find TWC.

TWC: We are going to show a dramatized show on a storm that happened 10 years ago. We might get around to an actual forecast sometime tonight.

Self: *click*

Now with a smartphone, I have little need for TV weather. And I deleted the Weather Channel app over a year ago when it turned into a giant banner ad. I was using the mis-named AccuWeather, but even their paid app has advertising ("in partnership with...")

For now, I like 1Weather.

In a way, it is too bad for them, because I have friends who work there (not in programming) and they have become a vortex of "reality" suck, like all the other "educational" channels.
 
2014-02-17 09:19:13 AM

Raider_dad: It's like ESPN's Total QBR , they are the only ones using it and they like it so get comfy with it because it aint going away.


Or, quit using the one media outlet that insists on using it, because nothing they provide is that vital and can't be duplicated elsewhere.

ESPN and The Weather Channel are both kind of grandpa media at this point anyway - quick and easy for people that can't operate a smart phone or figure out those weird WWW's.
 
2014-02-17 09:23:20 AM

HenryFnord: Luthien's Tempest: Luthien's Tempest: This bullshiat naming of every single storm that might bring someone, somewhere a few flurries has led me to more than a few rants. It's ridiculous, and I don't know a single person that doesn't think it's ridiculous.

Except, apparently my loving husband, HenryFnord, who made sure to message me when he saw this to say that he thinks it's awesome, because he loves being an asshole who trolls his wife.

Enh, I get my entertainment where I can find it.


That's an awful thing to say about your wife.
 
2014-02-17 09:25:17 AM

QueenMamaBee: If they're going to name all of them, they need more threatening names. Seriously, who is scared of "Rex" showing up?


Maybe that one was Kyla Grogan's idea.
 
2014-02-17 09:27:53 AM

Generation_D: Raider_dad: It's like ESPN's Total QBR , they are the only ones using it and they like it so get comfy with it because it aint going away.

Or, quit using the one media outlet that insists on using it, because nothing they provide is that vital and can't be duplicated elsewhere.

ESPN and The Weather Channel are both kind of grandpa media at this point anyway - quick and easy for people that can't operate a smart phone or figure out those weird WWW's.


+1 for "grandpa media".
 
2014-02-17 09:34:12 AM

Luthien's Tempest: An NWS forecast comes without hype or crazed hyperventilating and panic.


000 WWUS74 KLIX 281550

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1011 AM CDT SUN AUG 28, 2005
...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...
.HURRICANE KATRINA...A MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE WITH UNPRECEDENTED
STRENGTH...RIVALING THE INTENSITY OF HURRICANE CAMILLE OF 1969.
MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT
LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL
FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL.
PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD
FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE
BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME
WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.
HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A
FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.
AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH
AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE
ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE
WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.
POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN
AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING
INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.
THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY
THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW
CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE
KILLED.
AN INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR
HURRICANE FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE...ARE
CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.
ONCE TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ONSET...DO NOT VENTURE
OUTSIDE!
 
2014-02-17 09:37:13 AM

Shadow Blasko: Luthien's Tempest: An NWS forecast comes without hype or crazed hyperventilating and panic.

000 WWUS74 KLIX 281550

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1011 AM CDT SUN AUG 28, 2005
...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...
.HURRICANE KATRINA...A MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE WITH UNPRECEDENTED
STRENGTH...RIVALING THE INTENSITY OF HURRICANE CAMILLE OF 1969.
MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. ...


In all fairness, every bit of that was deserved. When's the last time you saw mass hysteria from them over 4 inches of snow?

/Environment Canada, otoh, is a whole other story...
 
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