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Encyclopedia > The Weather Channel (United States)
The Weather Channel
Type Cable network (Weather/meteorology)
Country  United States
Availability    National; affiliated services available internationally
Slogan Bringing Weather to Life
Owner Landmark Communications
Key people Deborah WilsonPresident, The Weather Channel, Inc.
Launch date May 2, 1982
Website www.weather.com

The Weather Channel (TWC) is a cable and satellite television network that broadcasts weather and weather-related news 24 hours a day. The Weather Channel is headquartered in the Cumberland/Galleria CBD, a district of metro Atlanta. In addition to its cable TV programming, TWC also provides forecasts for terrestrial and satellite radio stations, newspapers, and websites, and maintains an extensive online presence at weather.com. The Weather Channel plans to launch a High Definition simulcast of their current network on October 1, 2007 Image File history File links 160x120_twc_logo05. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... For the geological process, see Weathering or Erosion. ... // Meteorology (from Greek: μετέωρον, meteoron, high in the sky; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Landmark Communications is a privately-held media company specializing in cable television, broadcast television, print publishing, and internet publishing. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... For the geological process, see Weathering or Erosion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cumberlands Skyline Cumberland (also known as Cumberland-Galleria and Cobb-Galleria) is an edge city of Atlanta, Georgia with approximately 122,000 workers and 103,000 residents, and is a major hub for business, convention and retail in the region. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ...

Contents

History

Mike Seidel during Hurricane Wilma when TWC was in "Storm Alert" mode on October 23, 2005.

The Weather Channel went on the air on May 2, 1982. The channel reports the weather and other meteorological information for the United States as well as other countries and regions of the world. TWC originally gathered its national region forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and gathered its local forecasts from local National Weather Service offices, but since 2002 has done local forecasting in-house from Atlanta. However, current weather and forecast model data is still provided by the National Weather Service, and the ultraviolet index and air quality reports are from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The Weather Channel does not have any local meteorologists outside of the Atlanta area. Image File history File links Jimcantore. ... Image File history File links Jimcantore. ... Jim Cantore on The Weather Channel on July 19, 2006. ... the NHCs archive on Hurricane Ophelia the Canadian Hurricane Centres public advisories on Hurricane Ophelia. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Mike-seidel-hurricane-wilma. ... Image File history File links Mike-seidel-hurricane-wilma. ... Mike Seidel Mike Seidel is an American Meteorological Society recognized on-air meteorologist for The Weather Channel. ... Lowest pressure 882 mbar (hPa; 26. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... // Meteorology (from Greek: μετέωρον, meteoron, high in the sky; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting. ... Antarctica Oceania Africa Asia Europe North America South America Middle East Caribbean Central Asia East Asia North Asia South Asia Southeast Asia SW. Asia Australasia Melanesia Micronesia Polynesia Central America Latin America Northern America Americas C. Africa E. Africa N. Africa Southern Africa W. Africa C. Europe E. Europe N... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... The National Weather Service (NWS) is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States government. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... EPA redirects here. ...


The Weather Channel was the brainchild of former WLS-TV Chicago chief meteorologist and Good Morning America forecaster John Coleman, who took his idea to Landmark's then-chief Frank Batten. WLS-TV abc Disney 7 is an American television station in Chicago, Illinois and thats owned and operated by the abc-TV Network & The Walt Disney Company. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... John Coleman is an American meteorologist and the founder of The Weather Channel. ... Frank Batten is creator of the Weather Channel and the Batten Scholership. ...


In May 2007, The Weather Channel celebrated 25 years on the air, the festivities including airing select past Weather Channel commercials and showing a special 25th anniversary logo during commercial breaks (see Logos section below for details).


The Weather Channel is often criticized due to its long-term recorded programming running during the overnight and primetime hours. Many wish to see 24-hour weather coverage instead of the recorded programming itself, such as Storm Stories and It Could Happen Tomorrow. Many believe, also, that The Weather Channel's best programming schedule was the schedule that ran from August 2005 through September 2006, when The Weather Channel featured many different afternoon shows. This schedule had more of a variety of timeslots, however, it was unfortunately dropped in September 2006 to allow five consecutive three-hour timeslots, running from First Outlook in the morning to PM Edition in the evening.


Current

TWC uses special proprietary equipment that inserts local weather forecast and warning information if it is viewed on a cable TV system. The original WeatherStar technology has been upgraded on most cable systems to IntelliStar, including Vocal Local to announce the three-day local forecast. Satellite viewers see a roundup of local TWC forecasts for major cities across the U.S., as well as satellite and radar images, and severe weather watch and warning maps when active. Proprietary indicates that a party, or proprietor, exercises private ownership, control or use over an item of property, usually to the exclusion of other parties. ... WeatherStar is the name of the technology used by The Weather Channel (TWC) to generate their local forecast segments (such as Local on the 8s) on cable TV systems nationwide. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... IntelliStar is the fifth generation successor to the WeatherStar systems used by the American cable TV and satellite TV channel The Weather Channel (TWC), for inserting local forecasts and current weather information (such as the Local on the 8s portion of their program schedule) into TWCs programming. ... Prediction of future events is an ancient human wish. ... This long range radar antenna, known as ALTAIR, is used to detect and track space objects in conjunction with ABM testing at the Ronald Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein atoll. ...


The Weather Channel produces a service, based on modified versions of WeatherStar technology, called Weatherscan on which a separate channel constantly displays local and regional conditions and forecasts along with The Weather Channel's logo and advertisements. Weatherscans look from late 2000 until September 2003 Weatherscans look from September 2003 until September 2005 Weatherscan (originally called Weatherscan Local) is a digital TV channel offered by The Weather Channel. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ...


TWC's sister channel in Canada is The Weather Network in English and MétéoMédia in French, which uses similar technology that is currently in use in the USA. TWC also runs websites in Brazil (Canal do Tempo), the United Kingdom (Weather Channel), France (Meteo 123) and Germany (Wetter 123). Apart from their stake in The Weather Network/MétéoMédia, TWC only runs their US channel, although it does air an international forecast. Primetime on-air personality Anne Marie Sweeney in April 2006. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... MétéoMédia is a 24 hour Canadian French language cable television specialty channel and web site, which provides accurate weather information 24 hours a day. ...


A definitive history of the network, The Weather Channel: The Improbable Rise of a Media Phenomenon, by Frank Batten and Jeffrey L. Cruikshank, was published by Harvard Business Press in May 2002, on TWC's 20th anniversary. Frank Batten is creator of the Weather Channel and the Batten Scholership. ...


Overseas versions

Over the years, attempts to broadcast international versions of TWC (apart from Canada's The Weather Network/MétéoMédia and the Australian version of the Weather Channel) have failed. While the Weather Channel still operates websites for online localized forecasts in Brazil, France, Germany, Latin America, and the United Kingdom, these sites appear to have not been developed further since 2003. The Weather Channel also shares radar and forecasts with the Canadian Weather Network, particularly for the Weather Channel's Canadian forecasts. A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... The Weather Network is a Canadian cable television channel, which provides weather information 24 hours a day. ...

  • A UK version of The Weather Channel ran from 1 September 1996 to 30 January 1998, when it was closed due to low viewing figures.
  • TWC also ran The Weather Channel Latin America, which operated in Spanish in Mexico, Puerto Rico and South America, this network ceased operations in December 2002. The service's three original anchors were Paola Elorza, Sal Morales and Mari Carmen Ramos who left the channel within a year of its launch and went on to work for Univision in Miami, Telemundo in Los Angeles and CNN International. At one point, there was also a Portuguese version in Brazil.
  • On Time Warner's Oceanic cable system in Hawaii, The Weather Channel aired overnights on a local cable channel, and around the clock on digital [1]. However, its Weather STAR 4000 unit suffered from several technical difficulties during its run (including a persistent "Radar Temporarily Unavailable" notice, showing the Seattle-based radar map), its programming has since been dropped. However, up to 2000, The Weather Channel showed the Weather Star 4000's Travel Cities Forecast off the national feed if there's a problem when tuning in. Hawaii can get The Weather Channel with cable again.

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The Weather Channel logo

The Weather Channel's original and most recognized logo was a blue rectangular box that debuted on TWC’s first broadcast on May 2, 1982. This logo would later be revised in 1996, with the corners less rounded and the logo slightly flat (this is like a revisement to Burger King's logo when it happened in 1994). The URL text weather.com was permanently added underneath the logo in 1999. More recently, in August 2005, the logo was re-overhauled; the blue rectangle’s corners are straight with no white trim on the edge, and "The Weather Channel" text is now in title-case and left-justified, similar to the Weather Network in Canada. There was also a 25th anniversary logo used in 2007 which featured a white rectangle edged in blue connected to the current logo with "25 YEARS" inside it in blue. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Burger King (often abbreviated to BK) is a large international chain of fast food restaurants, predominantly selling burgers, french fries, soft drinks, desserts, and various sandwiches. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in August August 31: Michael Sheard August 26: Lord Fitt August 24: Jack Slipper August 24: Maurice Cowling August 24: Dr. Tom Pashby August 23: Brock Peters August 22: Lord Lane August 21: Robert Moog August... The Weather Network is a Canadian cable television channel, which provides weather information 24 hours a day. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Local on the 8s

The Local on the 8s (also known as the "Local Forecast" or "LOT8s") is the part of TWC's programming where viewers see the current conditions and local forecast for their respective area at times ending in "8" (e.g., 9:18).


Before this was implemented, the local forecast was seen about 8 times an hour at various times, depending on the time of day (more in the morning, less at night). The concept of Local on the 8s debuted in 1996, although it was initially implemented in mid-1995. TWC's Local on the 8s has confused some New York metro viewers and listeners into thinking it is owned by CBS Corporation because WCBS-TV and WCBS-AM has a similar service on its TV and Radio broadcast called "Traffic and Weather on the 8s." New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... WCBS-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of the CBS television network, located in New York City. ... WCBS-AM 880 is a Class A 50,000 watt radio station broadcasting from New York City featuring an all news and format. ...


Any cable company that carries The Weather Channel can install a Weather STAR unit in a cable headend and receive the information, which is then shown to viewers. Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... WeatherStar is the name of the technology used by The Weather Channel (TWC) to generate their local forecast segments (such as Local on the 8s) on cable TV systems nationwide. ... Cable television headend is a master facility for receiving television signals for processing and distribution over a cable television system. ...


The current WeatherSTAR units in use are:

As of 2006, the majority of cable companies use the IntelliStar, the network's newest STAR system. Some cable companies in smaller markets continue to use the XL, 4000, or Jr units because the IntelliStar exceeds their budget. However, the IntelliStar has lower maintenance costs than older systems. The Weather STAR Jr is one of many versions of the Weather STAR technology developed for The Weather Channel by Wegener Communications in Duluth, GA. (Above) Picture of a WeatherSTAR Jr Unit // The Jrs Concept The Weather Star Jr is based on Wegeners Series 2450 Graphics Display Unit... The Weather STAR 4000 was the first graphics-capable model of the WeatherStar line from The Weather Channel. ... The WeatherSTAR XL was the fourth system designed for The Weather Channels Local Forecast. ... IntelliStar is the fifth generation successor to the WeatherStar systems used by the American cable TV and satellite TV channel The Weather Channel (TWC), for inserting local forecasts and current weather information (such as the Local on the 8s portion of their program schedule) into TWCs programming. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cable viewers can see current weather conditions for their location and surrounding areas, weather forecasts, doppler radars of the region, almanacs (tidal information for most coastal locations), air quality conditions, and in larger media markets, traffic conditions. Some viewers also see forecasts for popular vacation destinations. A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ...


Due to the non-locality of satellite television, things are different for its viewers. During this time, the segment includes hourly forecasts for 20 major cities, three-day forecasts for 40 U.S. cities, satellite loops and Doppler radars of the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, and Southwest, respectively. At :18 and :48 after the hour, the Northwest and Southwest radars are replaced by the a radar showing the entire West. Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... Regional definitions vary The Northeastern United States is a region of the United States defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


As of November 8, 2006, Dish Network viewers are now able to view local weather conditions and radar on The Weather Channel, based on their billing zip code, along with access to weather in other cities [2]. is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Mr. ...


Music for the local forecasts comes mostly from commercially available music published with BMI. Tracks from the albums of popular jazz fusion artists such as David Benoit, Trammell Starks, The Rippingtons, Spyro Gyra, St. Germain and the Yellowjackets have been used as local forecast music in the past. Ryan Farish [3], Guster, Pat Metheny, Boney James, Charles Mingus, and Nestor Torres are some of the artists whose music is currently used on a regular basis for the local forecasts. The Weather Channel has also played music from Sting as well as the bands Phish, The Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, jazz legends Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and famed guitarist Eric Clapton. The local forecasts will also play popular Christmas music during the holiday season, ranging from traditional tunes such as Jingle Bells to the theme from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) is a collecting society that protects composers intellectual property in the communications business, especially radio. ... Jazz fusion (or jazz-rock fusion or fusion) is a musical genre that merges elements of jazz with other styles of music, particularly pop, rock, folk, reggae, funk, metal, R&B, hip hop, electronic music and world music. ... David Benoit, (born May 9, 1953) is an American jazz fusion / contemporary jazz pianist, composer and producer, who is from Los Angeles, California. ... The Rippingtons are a contemporary or Fusion jazz group that are often considered Smooth jazz. ... Spyro Gyra is an American jazz fusion band that was originally formed in the early 1970s. ... The Yellowjackets are an American jazz fusion quartet. ... Ryan Farish is a popular American new age artist. ... Guster is an alternative rock band that is known for its live performances, unique sound, humor, and cult following. ... Patrick Bruce Metheny (born August 12, 1954 in Lees Summit, Missouri) is an American jazz guitarist. ... James Oppenheim, better known as Boney James, is a smooth jazz saxophonist who popularized urban jazz (an updated version of smooth jazz that contains elements of hip-hop). ... Charles Mingus (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader, and occasional pianist. ... Jazz flautist and Latin Grammy Award winner Nestor Torres has been captivating audiences with his sensual mix of Latin, jazz and pop sounds for more than fifteen years. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... This article is about the band. ... The Allman Brothers Band is a pioneering and innovative Southern rock group from Macon, Georgia originally popular in the 1970s, described by Rolling Stones George Kimball in 1971 as the best . ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an Academy Award and multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning British guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... Jingle Bells, originally One Horse Open Sleigh, is one of the best known and commonly sung secular Christmas songs in the world. ... For the album, see A Charlie Brown Christmas (album). ...


Radio and newspaper presence

The Weather Channel provides forecasts for both the Sirius and XM satellite radio services in the United States. Both services run regional forecasts on one station and have a block of combined local weather and traffic stations for major metropolitan areas. Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... “XM” redirects here. ... A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR) is a digital radio signal that is broadcast by a communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio signals. ...


TWC also has content partnerships with a number of local radio stations in the USA to provide local forecasts, using announcers separate from the TV service. For some affiliates, TWC actually provides a limited amount of live coverage during local severe weather (with the Georgia-based announcers connected via ISDN). Similarly, TWC also provides weather reports for a number of US newspapers, including a half-page national forecast for USA Today. ISDN is also short for isosorbide dinitrate Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) is a type of circuit switched telephone network system, designed to allow digital (as opposed to analog) transmission of voice and data over ordinary telephone copper wires, resulting in better quality and higher speeds, than available with analog... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


Online services

TWC provides numerous customized forecasts for online users, including home and garden and event planning forecasts. They also provide WAP access for mobile phone users, desktop widgets for quick reference by computer users, and customized weather feeds for individual websites. They follow a two-tiered service model, with the free service bearing advertisements and their pay ("Desktop Max") service lacking ads and having enhanced radar and mapping functions. Cell Phone customers can even have their local forecast sent to their mobile handsets from TWC for a fee via SMS by sending a text message with their zip code to 42278 which spells 4cast. Other services include Yahoo!, in which the weather pages are produced by TWC. WAP is an open international standard for applications that use wireless communication. ... Motorola T2288 mobile phone A mobile phone is a portable electronic device which behaves as a normal telephone whilst being able to move over a wide area (compare cordless phone which acts as a telephone only within a limited range). ... This article describes the technical methods for providing the text messaging service. ... A received SMS being announced on a Nokia phone. ... Yahoo! Inc. ...


2007 Global warming controversy

The web site Capital Weather published an interview with WJLA meteorologist Brian van de Graaff. In this interview, Mr. van de Graaff stated: WJLA, Washingtons ABC7 is the local ABC affiliate in Washington, DC, and is located on channel 7 (digital channel 39). ...


“The subject of global warming definitely makes headlines in the media and is a topic of much debate. I try to read up on the subject to have a better understanding, but it is complex. Often, it is so politicized and those on both sides don't always appear to have their facts straight. History has taught us that weather patterns are cyclical and although we have noticed a warming pattern in recent time, I don't know what generalizations can be made from this with the lack of long-term scientific data. That's all I will say about this.”


Global Warming was voted the #1 in 100 Biggest Weather Moments. 100 Biggest Weather Moments is a five-part miniseries on The Weather Channel, that premieres on April 15, 2007. ...


On December 21, 2006, Dr. Heidi Cullen reacted to this by posting "Junk Controversy not Junk Science" in a blog on The Weather Channel's web site. In her blog, Dr. Cullen reacted by stating:


“If a meteorologist has an American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval which is used to confer legitimacy to TV meteorologists, then meteorologists have a responsibility to truly educate themselves on the science of global warming . . . . If a meteorologist can’t speak to the fundamental science of climate change, then maybe the AMS shouldn’t give them a Seal of Approval. Clearly, the AMS doesn’t agree that global warming can be blamed on cyclical weather patterns. It’s like allowing a meteorologist to go on-air and say that hurricanes rotate clockwise . . . It’s not a political statement . . . it’s just an incorrect statement.” The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. ...


While the anthropogenic view of global warming is aligned with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the position of decertifying or censuring dissenting meteorologists was perceived as a call to marginalize or silence opposing opinions. Cullen's position was derided by a large portion of her blog's responders as politically motivated. Responders included AMS meteorologists who also attacked her position, in particular James Spann a TV meteorologist in Alabama who also runs a weather/climate blog on his site and disagreed with Dr. Cullen's position. In a follow up blog entry "A VERY POLITICAL CLIMATE" Dr. Cullen and The Weather Channel denied any political motivation. IPCC is the science authority for the UNFCCC The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by two United Nations organizations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), to evaluate the risk of climate change brought on by humans, based mainly on... James Spann is an Alabama-based TV weatherman who has worked in the field since 1978. ...


Programming

Current programs

  • Abrams & Bettes: Beyond The Forecast
  • Day Planner
  • Evening Edition
  • First Outlook
  • Forecast Earth
  • Full Force Nature
  • It Could Happen Tomorrow
  • PM Edition
  • Storm Stories
  • The Weather Classroom
  • Weather Center
  • Weekend Now
  • Weekend Outlook
  • Weekend View
  • Your Weather Today

It Could Happen Tomorrow is a television series that premiered on January 15, 2006 on The Weather Channel. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...

Future Programs

  • When Weather Makes History (Q1 2008)

Programming Schedule

Source: The Weather Channel.

Time (Eastern Time) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:00 AM First Outlook - Anchors: Nick Walker, Kim Perez, Jennifer Carfagno The Weather Classroom
4:30 AM
5:00 AM Weekend Outlook - Anchors: Mark Mancuso, Eboni Deon
5:30 AM
6:00 AM
6:30 AM
7:00 AM Your Weather Today - Anchors: Marshall Seese, Heather Tesch, Nicole Mitchell Weekend View - Anchors: Dao Vu, Bill Keneely, Kelly Cass
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
10:00 AM Day Planner - Anchors: Dave Schwartz, Samantha Mohr
10:30 AM
11:00 AM Weekend Now - Anchors: Kevin Robinson, Kristina Abernathy
11:30 AM
12:00 PM Day Planner - Anchors: (MON-WED) Kevin Robinson, Kristina Abernathy / (THU-FRI) Bill Keneely, Kelly Cass
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
2:00 PM Storm Stories It Could Happen Tomorrow
2:30 PM Storm Stories Full Force Nature
3:00 PM Weather Center - Anchors: Jeff Morrow, Vivian Brown Weather Center - Anchors: TBA, Kristin Dodd
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM PM Edition - Anchors: Carl Parker, Jennifer Lopez PM Edition - Anchors: Mike Seidel, TBA
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM Epic Conditions 100 Biggest Weather Moments
7:30 PM Weather Ventures
8:00 PM Abrams And Bettes: Beyond The Forecast PM Edition - Anchors: Adam Berg, Betty Davis
8:30 PM
9:00 PM Evening Edition - Anchors: Paul Goodloe, Alexandra Steele, Jim Cantore Forecast Earth It Could Happen Tomorrow
9:30 PM Full Force Nature
10:00 PM Evening Edition - Anchors: Adam Berg, Betty Davis
10:30 PM
11:00 PM Epic Conditions 100 Biggest Weather Moments
11:30 PM Epic Conditions
12:00 AM Evening Edition - Anchors: Rich Johnson, Sharon Resultan Evening Edition - Anchor: Adam Berg (SAT) / Betty Davis (SUN)
12:30 AM
1:00 AM Forecast Earth It Could Happen Tomorrow
1:30 AM Full Force Nature
2:00 AM Evening Edition (Rebroadcast) - Anchors: Rich Johnson, Sharon Resultan Evening Edition (Rebroadcast) - Anchor: Adam Berg (SAT) / Betty Davis (SUN)
2:30 AM
3:00 AM Forecast Earth It Could Happen Tomorrow
3:30 AM Full Force Nature

Personalities

On-Camera Meteorologists

  • Kristina Abernathy
  • Stephanie Abrams
  • Adam Berg
  • Mike Bettes
  • Vivian Brown
  • Jim Cantore
  • Jennifer Carfagno
  • Kelly Cass
  • Betty Davis
  • Eboni Deon
  • Kristin Dodd
  • Paul Goodloe
  • Ryan Goswick (Freelance)
  • Rich Johnson
  • Bill Keneely
  • Cheryl Lemke
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Warren Madden (Freelance)
  • Mark Mancuso
  • Nicole Mitchell
  • Samantha Mohr
  • Jeff Morrow
  • Carl Parker
  • Kim Perez
  • Sharon Resultan
  • Kevin Robinson
  • Dave Schwartz
  • Marshall Seese
  • Mike Seidel
  • Ray Stagich (Apprentice)
  • Alexandra Steele
  • Bob Stokes
  • Heather Tesch
  • Nick Walker
  • Alex Wallace (Broadband OCM)

Abrams with Rich Johnson during a live broadcast An on-camera meteorologist, Stephanie Abrams joined The Weather Channel in 2003. ... Jim Cantore on The Weather Channel on July 19, 2006. ...

Other Personalities

  • Tetiana Anderson
  • Dr. Heidi Cullen
  • Jorma Duran
  • Dr. Greg Forbes
  • Danny Lipford
  • Dr. Steve Lyons
  • Dr. Anna Marie
  • Julie Martin
  • Jeff Mielcarz
  • P. Allen Smith
  • Dao Vu

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Former Personalities

  • Hillary Andrews
  • Will Annen
  • Carl Arredondo
  • Dan Atkinson
  • Ray Ban (now in TWC managment)
  • Fred Barnhill
  • Dianne Barone
  • Melissa Barrington
  • Andre Bernier
  • Mike Bono
  • Bob Brown
  • Jill Brown
  • Mary Brown^
  • Dale Bryan
  • Don Buser
  • Declan Cannon
  • Kam Carman
  • John Cessarich
  • Bob Child
  • Tom Chisholm
  • Janine D'Adamo (Albert)
  • Jon Davies
  • Gay Dawson
  • Sandra Diaz
  • Dale Dockus
  • John Doyle
  • Brian Durst
  • Dale Eck (now in TWC management)
  • Brad Edwards
  • Bruce (Kalinowski) Edwards
  • Chris Edwards
  • George Elliott
  • Bill Elias
  • Paul Emmick
  • Rebecca Erwin (Miller)
  • Neal Estano
  • David Grant
  • Rick Griffin
  • Colleen Hammond
  • Chuck Herring (now in TWC Radio/management)
  • John Hope^
  • Liz Jarvis (Fabian)
  • Cheryll Jones
  • Jeanetta Jones
  • Bill Kamal
  • Steven Kaye
  • Arch Kennedy
  • Paul Kocin
  • Charlie Levy
  • Gary Ley
  • Sarah Libby
  • Bonnie McLaughlin (Cannon)
  • Marie Michelini
  • Mish Michaels
  • Vince Miller
  • Karen Minton
  • Tom Moore
  • Myke Motley^
  • Lisa Mozer
  • Dave Nemeth
  • Dr. Jon Nese
  • Darlene Periconi
  • Joe Petrovich
  • Dan Pope
  • Cindy Preszler
  • Kevan Ramer
  • Bob Richards^
  • Lane Roberts
  • Gene Rubin
  • Jodi Saeland
  • Dr. John Scala
  • Sally Schimes
  • Bill Schubert
  • Glenn Schwartz
  • Norm Sebastian^
  • Dennis Smith (appears frequently)
  • Terri Smith (now in TWC Radio)
  • Lisa Spencer
  • Marny Stanier
  • Herb Stevens
  • Jerry Tracey
  • Dave Watson^
  • Craig Weber
  • Jim Wegner
  • Charlie Welsh^
  • Keith Westerlage (now in TWC management)
  • Vicki Williams
  • Colleen Wine

^ - indicates person is deceased John Raymond Hope (May 4, 1919-June 13, 2002) was an American meteorologist who specialized in hurricane forecasting and was an on-air personality on The Weather Channel. ... Marny Stanier (born 1962) is a former on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel, for which she was on from April 1987 to November 2003. ...


Slogans

Note: TWC did not have an official slogan from March 1998-mid 2001, however a few slogans were used, such as "keeping you ahead of the storm" and "weather fans you're not alone." Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... August 14, 2005 (Sunday) Kurmanbek Bakiyev has been sworn in as Kyrgyzstans new president after winning nearly 90 percent of the vote last month in an election to find a successor to President Askar Akayev, who was ousted during protests in March. ... August 15, 2005 (Monday) Many countries celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Victory in the Pacific and the end of World War II. Beijing holds an arts performance gala. ...


Hurricane coverage slogans

  • "Hurricane Central" (August–October 2005)
  • "Your Hurricane Authority" (October 2005-January 2006)
  • "The Hurricane Authority" (May 31, 2006-present)

Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Winter coverage slogans

  • "The Winter Weather Authority" (December 2006-present)

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Trivia

  • Nick Walker, Host of First Outlook, is referred to as the "Weather Dude".
  • Lewis Black and John Salley have both done The Weather Channel's "Celebrity Forecast"
  • Nicole Mitchell and Warren Madden are Hurricane Hunters.
  • Heather Tesch tells Marshall Seese what color clothing she is wearing the next day, and Marshall tries to wear a tie of a matching color.
  • As of December 12, 2006, weather icons that had been in use since 1998, were replaced by more realistic icons.
  • In 1986, Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin produced a hit on the The Weather Channel (TWC) called "Early AM Attitude" [4]

Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, and actor. ... John Thomas Spider Salley (born May 16, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA, actor and talk show host. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Primetime on-air personality Anne Marie Sweeney in April 2006. ... // Below is a numerical representation of the DirecTV channel lineup. ... This is a list of the channels receivable from DISH Network. ... Service Tiers Include: Basic — includes 15 to 25 channels Expanded Basic — includes 175 to 195 channels La Conexión — Spanish-language package, includes 130 to 150 channels Movie Package — 44 movie channels (Starz!, Showtime, Encore, TMC, Flix and Sundance) Sports Package — More than a dozen sports channels including Fox College...

External links

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