Category Archives: The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel to start applying monster names to hurricanes and tropical storms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  – June 3, 2014 ATLANTA – In response to the study just released from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “Female hurricanes are deadlier than male hurricanes” … Continue reading

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Friday Funny, bonus Weather Channel edition

We all know about the Weather Channel’s ridiculous practice of naming winter storms. The latest name for a storm in “Janus” which is the name of the Roman two-faced god. In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god … Continue reading

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The Weather Channel goes dark on DirecTV

The Weather Channel feed was switched to show WeatherNation TV just after midnight EST January 14th. the TWC logo is there still in the DirecTV channel lineup, but the content is WeatherNation. See the proof, this screencap off my TV … Continue reading

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The explosion of ‘weather channels’ – now there’s 3

The Weather Channel down to just over an hour before DirecTV shuts them off, continuing to make pleas to viewers, this screencap from my TV at 7:35PM PST UPDATE:  The Weather Channel goes dark on DirecTV While DirecTV and The … Continue reading

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DirecTV to drop The Weather Channel?

This pretty well sums up why: DirecTV: Received "numerous" complaints 40 percent of @weatherchannel programming reality TV:— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) January 11, 2014 That, the constant drum of global warming hype, and the ridiculous naming of winter storms … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: The Weather Channel on crack

No, really, they must have been on crack when they came up with this one. I have no other explanation that works. First a primer. What is “Space Weather”?  Wikipedia (agreed not the best source but humor me, at least … Continue reading

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There’s no business like snow business – Weather Channel to start naming winter storms

From their press release The Weather Channel announced today its new naming system for winter storms, making it the first national organization in North America to proactively name winter storms. In time for the start of the winter season, naming … Continue reading

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30 years ago today, The Weather Channel went live

UPDATE: added a second video from Joe D’Aleo, the founding director of meteorology. On May 2nd of 1982, John Coleman launched The Weather Channel with the help of a small army of very talented people. I’m proud to be a … Continue reading

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Live blogging from the Weather Channel 30th anniversary

It has been a busy day for me. I chased the last remaining (yet to be surveyed) USHCN weather station in Georgia at Dahlonega, plus did historical reference interviews with TWC founder John Coleman and Director of Meteorology Joe D’Aleo … Continue reading

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The backstory of how I’ve been invited to The Weather Channel 30 year reunion this weekend

No, I won’t be meeting Heidi Cullen. 30 years ago, on May 2nd, 1982, a new satellite channel debut made history. TWC went online thanks to the work of dozens of pioneering meteorologists and technicians, including my friends John Coleman … Continue reading

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