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Yet another reason the Weather Channel shouldn’t name winter storms

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 4:38pm MST

Last year the Weather Channel unilaterally decided to start naming winter storms, a decision met with ridicule and concern from weather professionals.  Now, with a storm TWC calls ‘Janus’, we very graphically can see another reason why the naming of these storms may not be a good idea. The list the Weather Channel created for […]

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Weather Channel says manmade climate change a factor in dispute with DirecTV

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 6:07am MST

Tuesday morning 20 million subscribers to DirecTV found The Weather Channel missing from their viewing options. The weather network has cited its need to sound the manmade climate change alarm as one of the reasons it needs to be available to the satellite provider’s subscribers. Some have said that global warming and manmade climate change will bring an increase in […]

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Weather Channel goes dark on DirecTV, other weather networks ready to jump in

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 6:45am MST

Following a contentious dispute with satellite television provider DirecTV, The Weather Channel went dark on the service at midnight Monday. The loss of the network however has allowed other true weather networks an opportunity to provide news and information to the public. The loss is the first major outage for The Weather Channel that brought 24 / 7 weather to […]

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Weather Channel purchase of Weather Underground stirs passions, controversy

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 8:52am MST

In big news for the commercial weather industry, The Weather Channel recently announced it was buying competing weather website Weather Underground. Reaction to the merger of the nation’s most commercial weather company and the nation’s first commercial weather website was swift and not very supportive. Here at ThorntonWeather.com we are big fans of the Weather […]

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Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes takes risk-taking storm chasers to task

Monday, November 14th, 2011 4:35pm MST

Getting the latest and most dramatic storm footage has become a popular way for many storm chasers to fuel their hobby and many have turned it into a lucrative business.  The actions by some in the chaser community and the risks they take have once again come under scrutiny, this time by the Weather Channel’s […]

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Is global warming responsible for a slow tornado season?

Monday, June 1st, 2009 7:48am MST

Stormchasers across Tornado Alley have been frustrated this spring by what seems to be a lack of tornadoes and severe weather.  Indeed, VORTEX2, the largest tornado field study ever, has been running for more than two weeks now and has not seen one twister.  Last week, Weather Channel Senior Meteorologist Stu Ostro speculated that global […]

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