YMMV: The Weather Channel

  • Anvilicious: Apparently got this way in regards to global warming for awhile, to the point where various personalities from the channel were actually making threats against AGW skeptics. This prompted some wags to suggest a new byline of, "The Weather Channel: We know where you live".
  • Broken Base: The channel's Network Decay. Some people don't mind the added programming as long as they can still get reliable weather news, forecasts, and updates. Everyone else wants The Weather Channel to go back to round-the-clock coverage of weather news, forecasts, and updates.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: The channel's coverage of most hurricanes could qualify - and definitely its coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Jim Cantore and Thundersnow. Seriously, the guy just absolutely flips out and it's hilarious.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The tunes played over "Local on the 8s", which could range from stock light music, smooth jazz music, odd tunes including the instrumental theme to Clorox 2 ads in the 1980s, to well-known instrumental rock tracks like "Oscillate Wildly" by The Smiths.
    • They've recently been playing things from Ben Folds and Two Door Cinema Club, too.
  • Fun for Some: One of the ultimate examples of a default "start channel" on a cable system and one that is watched for hours by those either fascinated by weather systems or not energetic enough to change the channel.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The very first episode (as originally scheduled) of It Could Happen Tomorrow... which was titled 'New Orleans Hurricane'. It had been scheduled to air a month after the 2005 hurricane, and was eventually released as Katrina: The Lost Episode.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks: Like that one episode of a reality show you saw last week? Unless there are major severe weather outbreaks, be ready to see the same episode be encored. FREQUENTLY.
  • Memetic Mutation: Jim Cantore's reaction to thundersnow during the Chicago Blizzard of February 2011, enough to warrant comment on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
  • Sadist: Many of the TV personalities seem like this when covering a horrific Hurricane or Tornado but are smiling for joy like children on Christmas Morning (and can't contain their excitement or joy). Makes for a disturbing contrast with the clips of property being damages by weather or the people dumbstruck because they have lost everything.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Oh, so much when NBC got its hooks into the channel and started having the channel air more weather reality programming.