Tag Archives: weather channel

WUWT and WeatherBell help KUSI-TV with a weather forecasting request from ice-trapped ship in Antarctica Akademik Shokalskiy

Today, while shopping at lunchtime for some last minute year end supplies, I got one of the strangest cell-phone calls ever. It was from my friend John Coleman, the founder of the Weather Channel and Chief meteorologist at KUSI-TV in … Continue reading

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The bogosity of Winter Storm Bodil

There’s so much desperation to tie extreme weather to climate change these days, that some people have taken to photoshopping faked images to make the point. In case you didn’t catch that, it’s a double entendre. Observe. Sadly, even the … Continue reading

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Tabloid Meteorology – The Weather Channel goes a bridge too far in storm chasing

UPDATE: I have a “before” picture of the vehicle now, posted below. UPDATE2: Perhaps storm chasing has reached a tipping point. Respected Tornado Reseacher And Storm Chaser Among Dead In Oklahoma | FOX17online.com OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Family members and … Continue reading

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New video from Bob Tisdale explains The Impact of Manmade Global Warming on a Blizzard Called Nemo and on Hurricane Sandy

Guest post by Bob Tisdale The following video is an examination and discussion of the sea surface temperature data associated with the recent blizzard called Nemo, and with hurricane Sandy. There’s nothing unusual about those temperatures, and there’s no evidence … Continue reading

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Today’s rush to judgment by MSM on new NHC proposed hurricane categorization

This was quite a circus to watch today. I didn’t bite. Early this afternoon, AccuWeather reported the National Hurricane Center had announced they were modifying the definition of hurricane warnings becuase of Hurricane Sandy. They made a big deal out of … Continue reading

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More WUWT.TV video segments – Joe D’Aleo on Hurricane Sandy and extreme weather

I continue with uploading videos from the 24 hour WUWT.TV Gore-a-thon on November 14-15th seen live here on WUWT. This post contains two segments, one that was seen during the live session on Hurricane Sandy, and one that was a … 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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Weather Channel absorbs Weather Underground, on-air temperatures expected to rise

The Weather Channel Companies Acquire Weather Underground ATLANTA & SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) today announced an agreement to acquire Weather Underground, a leading provider of Web based weather data. The transaction, … 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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Weather Channel Founder John Coleman’s special video report on Svensmark’s theory of cosmic ray induced climate change

I had the opportunity to talk with John at length during the Weather Channel 30th anniversary reunion which I attended (and live blogged) this past weekend in Atlanta (thanks so very much to all of you who helped with travel … Continue reading

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Rosie O’Donnell has a winter coat for sale

Guest post by Mark Johnson What would the climate change debate be without a quote from Rosie O’Donnell. Al Roker was interviewing the talk show host on a Weather Channel segment Monday morning during “Wake Up with Al.” Here’s how … 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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Open thread weekend

As you may know, I’m traveling this weekend to be with the founders and pioneers of The Weather Channel in Atlanta for an informal 30 year reunion, which I talked about in detail here. Thanks, sincerely, to everyone for the … 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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Well, that didn’t take long to run the “climate is severe weather” scare story

The tornadic outbreak in Dallas is barely over and already there’s a rush to scare the public over non-existent links between tornadoes and climate. The Daily Caller reports: On the Tuesday broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” CNN meteorologist Alexandra Steele declared … Continue reading

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The Weather Channel is up for sale

I wonder if Heidi Cullen comes with the deal? 5 billion dollars seems a bit steep. Any takers? From Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times: The Weather Channel, one of the last privately owned cable channels, is being … Continue reading

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