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** The network has made no effort to hide their endorsement for LL Bean outdoor apparel, which the various meteorologists often wear when doing live shots while covering various storms.

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** The network has made no effort to hide their endorsement for LL L.L.Bean outdoor apparel, which the various meteorologists often wear when doing live shots while covering various storms.


** The Weather Channel's biggest controversy regarding its programming occurred in 2010, when the network began airing ''movies'' on Friday nights. Some of them had only a scant tie-in to weather such as ''{{Film/Misery}}'' (clearly, they didn't think a little film about [[{{Twister}} storm chasers]] was suitable to air there). Jim Cantore issued a [[http://twitter.com/JimCantore/status/13165039488/ public apology]] to his Twitter followers, on one night when the channel aired the film ''Wind'' (which was actually about yachting), [[EpicFail instead of running extended coverage of a tornado outbreak in the Southeast U.S.]] This shift to more of an entertainment-based network than a news/information channel was one of the factors in Dish Network threatening to drop TWC that year, the Friday movie block was eventually dropped by the network.

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** The Weather Channel's biggest controversy regarding its programming occurred in 2010, when the network began airing ''movies'' on Friday nights. Some of them had only a scant tie-in to weather such as ''{{Film/Misery}}'' (clearly, they didn't think a little film about [[{{Twister}} [[Film/{{Twister}} storm chasers]] was suitable to air there). Jim Cantore issued a [[http://twitter.com/JimCantore/status/13165039488/ public apology]] to his Twitter followers, on one night when the channel aired the film ''Wind'' (which was actually about yachting), [[EpicFail instead of running extended coverage of a tornado outbreak in the Southeast U.S.]] This shift to more of an entertainment-based network than a news/information channel was one of the factors in Dish Network threatening to drop TWC that year, the Friday movie block was eventually dropped by the network.

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** ''Jim Cantore'', of all people, almost got impaled by a 2x4 during Hurricane Michael in 2018.


* TheGrimReaper: If Jim Cantore [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive shows up in front of your house]] - [[DoomedHometown oh, well...]]

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* TheGrimReaper: HarbingerOfImpendingDoom: If Jim Cantore [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive shows up in front of your house]] - [[DoomedHometown oh, well...]]


** [=WeatherNation=] TV launched as this in 2011. Like the other two competitors, it differs from TWC in that it actually focuses on weather 24/7. It initially suffered from being like The Local [=AccuWeather=] Channel in offering mostly pre-recorded content, but in 2015, amid complaints about it's lack of live coverage, has begun providing real-time severe weather information and reports. The only drawback to WeatherNation's severe weather coverage is that it breaks away to comply with its fixed "wheel" segment format, with over-the-air viewers having to wait 20 minutes to find out if a tornado is on the ground in Kansas or a hurricane has made landfall on the Gulf Coast.

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** [=WeatherNation=] TV launched as this in 2011. Like the other two competitors, it differs from TWC in that it actually focuses on weather 24/7. It initially suffered from being like The Local [=AccuWeather=] Channel in offering mostly pre-recorded content, but in 2015, amid complaints about it's lack of live coverage, has begun providing real-time severe weather information and reports. The only drawback to WeatherNation's [=WeatherNation=]'s severe weather coverage is that it breaks away to comply with its fixed "wheel" segment format, with over-the-air viewers having to wait 20 minutes to find out if a tornado is on the ground in Kansas or a hurricane has made landfall on the Gulf Coast.


The network is well known for its Creator/{{CNN}}-like weather coverage, and will usually be the first to send reporters, usually meteorologists themselves, to report live on site at major weather events; something that can quickly become awesome, if not crowningly so, if it involves the words "hurricane" or "tornado" occurring within visual range. The Weather Channel is owned by Creator/{{Comcast}}[=/=]Creator/{{NBC}}[=/=]Creator/{{Universal}} and two private equity firms, The Blackstone Group and [[MittRomney Bain Capital]].

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The network is well known for its Creator/{{CNN}}-like weather coverage, and will usually be the first to send reporters, usually meteorologists themselves, to report live on site at major weather events; something that can quickly become awesome, if not crowningly so, if it involves the words "hurricane" or "tornado" occurring within visual range. The Weather Channel is owned by Creator/{{Comcast}}[=/=]Creator/{{NBC}}[=/=]Creator/{{Universal}} and two private equity firms, The Blackstone Group and [[MittRomney Bain Capital]].
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* ''3 Scientists Walk Into a Bar''



* ''Forecasting The End''

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* ''Forecasting The the End''



* ''Hacking The Planet''

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* ''Hacking The the Planet''



* ''Strangest Weather On Earth''

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* ''Strangest Weather On Earth''on Earth''
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* WeatherReportNarration: Again, it's the whole point of the channel, so if they start off with [[OhCrap a non-weather related story...]]

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* WeatherReportNarration: WeatherReportOpening: Again, it's the whole point of the channel, so if they start off with [[OhCrap a non-weather related story...]]


* DissonantSerenity: The computerized WeatherReportNarration of the forecast during a massive storm. Calmly stating it will be [[CaptainOblivious windy with rain - heavy at times]] [[OhCrap with winds that might reach 100-140 mph.]]

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* DissonantSerenity: The computerized WeatherReportNarration WeatherReportOpening of the forecast during a massive storm. Calmly stating it will be [[CaptainOblivious windy with rain - heavy at times]] [[OhCrap with winds that might reach 100-140 mph.]]


The purest nuts-and-bolts television channel that will ever be created, '''The Weather Channel''' is a 24-hour American cable weather network based just outside Atlanta, Georgia dedicated to telling you what to expect outside every morning, afternoon, evening and night. Whenever a major severe weather event isn't happening, there are also [[SpeculativeDocumentary speculative documentaries]] usually airing each afternoon, evening, and during the overnight hours (these shows are pre-empted in case of major severe weather outbreaks).

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The purest nuts-and-bolts television channel that will ever be created, '''The The Weather Channel''' Channel is a 24-hour American cable weather network based just outside Atlanta, Georgia dedicated to telling you what to expect outside every morning, afternoon, evening and night. Whenever a major severe weather event isn't happening, there are also [[SpeculativeDocumentary speculative documentaries]] usually airing each afternoon, evening, and during the overnight hours (these shows are pre-empted in case of major severe weather outbreaks).



Its Canadian counterpart is '''The Weather Network'''; a competing US service is Weather Nation (see CableSatelliteMudslinging below.)

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Its Canadian counterpart is '''The The Weather Network'''; Network; a competing US service is Weather Nation (see CableSatelliteMudslinging below.)


** Lampshaded in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48r4IQTB3NE one commercial]] where he shows up at a beach on a nice summer day. Everyone there, [[DoomMagnet knowing the above]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy starts evacuating the beach]] as soon as [[OhCrap they lay eyes on him]].

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** Lampshaded in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48r4IQTB3NE one commercial]] where he shows up at a beach on a nice summer day. Everyone there, [[DoomMagnet knowing the above]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy starts evacuating the beach]] beach as soon as [[OhCrap they lay eyes on him]].

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* TheElevatorFromIpanema: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3kkCMGWjAo local forecasts]] sponsored by the viewer's TV provider used to feature Muzak in the background. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7ax3PURlUc Holiday Muzak would be used in December]].

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** The network has made no effort to hide their endorsement for LL Bean outdoor apparel, which the various meteorologists often wear when doing live shots while covering various storms.
** Jim Cantore even appeared in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hEkJJ7ds7I a commercial]] for Bosch windshield wipers.


* AdoredByTheNetwork: Jim Cantore. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEkrCtgCAec John Hope was this before his passing.]]


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* StylisticSuck: One of the commercials advertising their "Weather Underground" programming block is made to look like the opening credits for a late 70's/early 80's sitcom, complete with lower resolution camera effects.

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