Ahh, the Weather Channel...

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  1. DeathStar1

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    Why do I even bother watching, when they keep on changing their long range forcast DURING the weather week preview itself? I notice that they forcast rain for 4 days straight(wich seems rather unlikley). Then, Tuesday and Wensday suddenly change to Partly cloudy with sun and temps in the mid 70s....

    Heh, apparently the weather changes drastically..

    Ah well. I wouldn't even mind the rain, so long as we have a Thunderstorm to liven things up a bit now and then. I just hope this isn't a pattern developing, like in 2000 when it was basically all rain all summer. THAT was depressing.
     
  2. John Watson

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    The weather channels are essentially vehicles for marketing sunscreens, umbrellas, and anti-allergy patent medicines.

    A specialized component of the infotainment world's arsenal of weapons of mass distraction.

    I swear most of the forecasts were better for what counts when I was a kid, than they are now, with millons of $ of computers, klutzy graphics, and the babbling of weather-thingies.

    Sigh, everyone talks about the weather channel but nobody does anything about it. [​IMG]
     
  3. Danny Tse

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    The Weather Channel for weather forecasts?? You guys are kidding, right?? I watch for one reason only....Kristina Abernathy!!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Malcolm R

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    Ya wanna know the weather? Look out the window.

    I also love the WC ever-changing forecasts. First there was rain forecast for Saturday, then the rain disappeared and it was forecast partly sunny, now the rain is back in again.

    And their 30-day outlooks were wrong all winter. They continually forecast above average temperatures in this area through December-January-February, yet we ended up having one of the coldest winters on record. [​IMG]

    They should just admit they don't have a clue and stop wasting everyone's time.
     
  5. John Watson

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    Now, who remembers when SNL delivered the Leather Report, and Jane Curtin or somebeody dressed as a dominatrix?

    I liked Dylan's version - Ya don't have to be weatherman to know which way the wind is blowin' [​IMG]
     
  6. Matt Stryker

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    I'm starting to use www.noaa.gov more than the weather channel....they seem to update more frequently and plus they seem to be much more upfront with watches/warnings.
     
  7. Ron-P

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    I can't believe anyone actually watches the weather on TV. Are you that bored? That's right up there with watching golf or fishing, it'd put me to sleep in seconds.

    I use the link that Matt pointed out above.


    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  8. ace peterson

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    I'll stand up and admit it... "I'm, a Weather Channel addict!" Love that channel. Changing forecasts and all. Nobody does a better job that I've seen.

    Ace
     
  9. Michael D. Bunting

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    I'm a Weather Forecaster (US Air Force)...and I don't watch the "Weather Channel"... [​IMG]
     

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