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Dude111
An Awesome Dude
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1 recommendation

[Rant] The weather channel

YUK!!!!!

HAS ANYONE SEEN THE NEW DESIGN ON TWC??

Those WHITE MAPS are horrible!!!!!!!!! -- They kinda hurt my eyes looking at them,they are too bright!!!!!

IT WAS FINE THE WAY IT WAS AND THEY CHANGED IT FOR NO BLASTED REASON!!!!!


Looks like crap now!!!


Weirdal
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Grand Island, NE
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Who gets their weather from TWC anymore?

Perhaps you would be interested in this emulator:
»www.taiganet.com/about
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battleop

join:2005-09-28
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4 recommendations

reply to Dude111
"Looks like crap now!!!"

Kind of like when people over use their caps locks key and !!!s?


Msradell
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Louisville, KY
said by battleop:

"Looks like crap now!!!"

Kind of like when people over use their caps locks key and !!!s?

+1


carpetshark3
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join:2004-02-12
Idledale, CO

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reply to Dude111
Go use the National Weather Service. No crap. Unless you like half-a$$ed forecasters sticking commercials in the weather.

Weather underground has almost every imaginable map.


sivran
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Irving, TX
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I think he's talking about the actual channel.
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Dude111
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Thank you sivran thats exactly what I mean!!



I cant watch it now,the maps are disgusting!!


DannyZ
Gentoo Fanboy
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Erie, PA
reply to carpetshark3

Re: [Rant] The weather channel

Unfortunately, Weather Underground was purchased by The Weather Channel. I imagine it's only a matter of time before they crapify it. Until then, I will continue to use the Wundermap
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sivran
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Say it ain't so! Say it ain't so!
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DannyZ
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Erie, PA
Wish I could. It happened over a year ago »www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMa···ompanies


carpetshark3
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reply to Dude111
Still looks OK on Android. It's included in an app called Quickweather along with the NWS, and Weatherbug. It's still the only map that shows the jet stream and high and low pressure in the usual format.

I haven't upgraded the app since I got it last spring, so I don't know what they've done with it. I have Weatherbug Pro and I am not crazy about those stupid tiles and sharing.

The other half likes Unisys.


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
reply to DannyZ
said by DannyZ:

I imagine it's only a matter of time before they crapify it.

I have been holding on to classic.wunderground.com since the main wunderground redesign... but they finally pushed me to the new design by killing off wundermap on classic


Dude111
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reply to Dude111

Hmmmmmm i dunno why thier clasic page still works!

»classic.wunderground.com

I see the beautiful maps that the weather channel (ON TV) used to have!!


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
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Because of this... getting ready for the inevitable


Dude111
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reply to Dude111
Hmm well hopefully IT WILL KEEP WORKING!!!! (It looks better and is easier to understand!!)

15444104
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join:2012-06-11
reply to Dude111

Re: [Rant] The weather channel

When NBC gets its greedy hands on a product they quickly ruin it.

Weather PLUS was a rival to TWC back when it debuted in 2004, it was owned by NBC but it was operated by an independent company, then NBC took over all operations and you could quickly see things deteriorate. Finally the end came at the end of 2008 when they closed it down after they had recently bought
TWC from Landmark Communications which had owned it since it debuted in 1985.

I also DESPISE the new graphics with white land color, I mean honestly were these graphic designers the same that created Windows 8 Metro? LOL

TWC is still very useful when they have their OCMs on the air during severe weather, with Dr. Forbes being one of the best.

The problem is that NBC is not allowing in depth scientific explanations of events which they USED to until about 7 or 8 years ago.

Also TWC should be called the Cantore Channel because instead of airing live weather forecasting they are airing those asinine reality shows.

F*** NBC.


Dude111
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I agree with the last statememt you made!! (The last 2 words )

15444104
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reply to Dude111

Re: [Rant] The weather channel

If the management at TWC still care they should go back and look at the early days and see what made them shine, in depth, discussion of the weather, with
honest to goodness meteorologists, not the flashy, mindless chatty happy talk and repetitive nonsense they have now.

AZinOH

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Swanton, OH
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