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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 05:51 AM

Weather Channel expecting Guinness Record for

what USED to be NORMAL broadcasting..

The Weather Channel was a welcome addition when we first got cable.. Any time, day or night , 24/7/365 you could tune in and see WEATHER....

not 2 Fat Guys in the Woods or Famous Hurricanes from 20 years ago (while an ACTUAL, REAL hurricane was hitting Mexico)

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SoCalDem Nov 2014 OP
djean111 Nov 2014 #1
jlayson Nov 2014 #2
randr Nov 2014 #3
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2014 #4
Fuddnik Nov 2014 #5
Brickbat Nov 2014 #6
Baclava Nov 2014 #7

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 06:48 AM

1. I do not bother with the Weather Channel any more.

 

We have a little local bare-bones weather channel, and then there is the internet.
Even when they are covering really bad weather, too, any useful information on the crawl at the bottom is interrupted by commercials, which annoys the fuck out of me, for some illogical reason. So, to me, it is no more useful than a local broadcast almost all of the time, so why bother.

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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 08:30 AM

3. They grew bored of their own programming

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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 08:36 AM

4. I remember discovering it in 1983 - just finished grad school in NH and was driving out

to Seattle to do a post doc - the day after New Year! - my wife and baby daughter remaining at my parents house in RI - it took a week and I stayed at really cheap motels - was concerned about the weather ahead. First night I was going around the cable channels - and there are these people standing in front of maps, showing radar plots - I could actually see what I would be driving into.

Imagine. real weather reporting.

We've not watched it in years (cut the cable nearly 10 years ago), but even then, it had gone the way of infomercials/bad "reality" TV even then.

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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 08:40 AM

5. The Everything But Weather Channel.

Mornings resemble "Fox and Fiends" more than anything else.

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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 08:41 AM

6. The Internet has made it obsolete.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 09:15 AM

7. Pretty much - I can get live Doppler radar on my phone and see any weather coming to my doorstep

I don't need these disaster porn celebrity wannabe's screaming EXTREME WEATHER every day for ratings.

When they started naming snowstorms - I quit watching

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