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#1 3340skywatcher

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

Maybe I missed something. What happened to the local on the 8s they are not even local anymore. And another thing these silly shows they have come up with are ridiculous. The weather channel is as good at providing weather information as CMT is at playing music....
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

I've noticed that on my cable system as well.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

You don't get them very often when there is a big storm they are covering like Q.  It's all about the snow.  Hope that is central Al next weekend.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

They are really only good for the live coverage during these storms,and Kelly Cass :D

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

What happened to Storm Stories?  I don't think they've done any since 2009... a shame as it was probably one of their few truly weather related programs (almost all of their current programs suck and are only very loosely weather related).

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

View Postmwenzbauer, on 22 February 2013 - 12:29 AM, said:

What happened to Storm Stories?  I don't think they've done any since 2009... a shame as it was probably one of their few truly weather related programs (almost all of their current programs suck and are only very loosely weather related).
I wish they'd stop; all the documentary shows and just do WEATHER.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

They used to have some fantastic documentaries. I loved "The Enemy Wind" and a few others.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

The local forecasts are back, for now.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

TWC still does an okay job during big storms, but their regular coverage is pretty bad.  All of their shows suck and always have.  I'd rather than actually show the weather...

I do have to LOL when they show "stormcon", "snowcon", etc... :biggrin:
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Storm Stories was awesome and I wish they had continued it. All of the other little "weather" shows sucked though.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:49 PM

They could have done several Storm Stories episodes on 4/27 alone.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:18 AM

I don't pay attention to The Weather Channel too much.  The only time I watch the channel is during major weather events.  Otherwise I avoid the channel like the plague!
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

the only good thing i like about the weather channel is live severe storm coverage, with dr. greg forbes... when there is a outbreak going on. thats it

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

My local on the 8's sometimes will do this also. I think it has something to do with the channel you are watching. When I have my tv on the HD channel the local on the 8's are only there about half the time. The other times it just shows regional maps like they show on satellite broadcasts such as Direct TV or Dish Network. When I switch to standard def the local on the 8's are always there. I think it has something to do with the information getting somehow scrambled on their HD broadcast, but I'm not sure why.  :shrug:
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

View PostKVW, on 21 February 2013 - 10:44 PM, said:

They are really only good for the live coverage during these storms,and Kelly Cass :D

The live coverage during storms is about the only reason I tune in now as well.  Totally shocked that haven't canned Kelly yet.  At one time I read a little about the lawsuit filed by Nicole Mitchell.  Certainly seems NBC management is nothing but people on a power/ego trip rather than people truely concerned about the product they put out.

Edited by Moonhowl, 25 February 2013 - 10:11 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

View PostUncle Nasty, on 25 February 2013 - 08:40 AM, said:

My local on the 8's sometimes will do this also. I think it has something to do with the channel you are watching. When I have my tv on the HD channel the local on the 8's are only there about half the time. The other times it just shows regional maps like they show on satellite broadcasts such as Direct TV or Dish Network. When I switch to standard def the local on the 8's are always there. I think it has something to do with the information getting somehow scrambled on their HD broadcast, but I'm not sure why.  :shrug:

Not everyone who has TWCHD gets a local forecast yet (especially if you have Comcast like I do), only the national forecast like you said, but those who have it, it looks like this...


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

Speaking of TWC,Jeff Morrow,former on camera met at TWC,is now a temporary fill in weather guy on WYFF channel 4,on the weekends!pretty cool. Greenville,SC

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

View PostKVW, on 25 February 2013 - 01:34 PM, said:

Speaking of TWC,Jeff Morrow,former on camera met at TWC,is now a temporary fill in weather guy on WYFF channel 4,on the weekends!pretty cool. Greenville,SC

I barely caught him on there last evening; good to see him on a local station.  He made the anchor woman look like a dwarf..

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

I believe Kevin Robinson, a former TWC meteorologist is now one at WLWT Cincinatti.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

View PostWeatherlover92, on 25 February 2013 - 12:52 PM, said:



Not everyone who has TWCHD gets a local forecast yet (especially if you have Comcast like I do), only the national forecast like you said, but those who have it, it looks like this...



Yea, I'm in Chattanooga and used to have Comcast. I switched over to EPB Fiber Optics a few years ago. For whatever reason in Hd my TWC in HD will mix it up. Lately we either get all the goodies or it wil give a complete, detailed forecast minus the text portion. The computer generated voice is there all the time though which gives the audible forecast.

Today the text has been there 100% of the time. What's weird is the extended temps and % for precip will vary a little betwen the HD and SD channels
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:43 PM

View PostUncle Nasty, on 25 February 2013 - 03:01 PM, said:

Yea, I'm in Chattanooga and used to have Comcast. I switched over to EPB Fiber Optics a few years ago. For whatever reason in Hd my TWC in HD will mix it up. Lately we either get all the goodies or it wil give a complete, detailed forecast minus the text portion. The computer generated voice is there all the time though which gives the audible forecast.

Today the text has been there 100% of the time. What's weird is the extended temps and % for precip will vary a little betwen the HD and SD channels
Im on dish and only get national forecast..... iv lost all respect for TWC this was the last straw.... there storm coverage is not enough to compensate for what has become lousy programming the rest of the time...

Edited by 3340skywatcher, 25 February 2013 - 11:46 PM.

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2014 backyard weather observations.
Warnings: Winter Storm (2),

Snowfall
January, 28- 2 inches
February, 13- 2 inches

RAINFALL;

Total for the Year:  11.89 inches

January: 1.54  inches
February: 4.21 inches
March: 1.70 inches
April: 4.44 inches

Temperature Extremes:

Lowest Recorded Temperature: 1 degree January 29th at 6:00 AM

Lowest Recorded Windchill: -15 degrees January 7th at 6:00 AM

Largest recorded continuous rainfall event
4.04 inches April 6th and 7th

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:01 AM

we are clearly going to have a chance for off and on showers tomorrow, yet TWC has no mention of it here..their automated forecasts have sucked every since they started doing their own on the local forecasts on tv

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