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I know you all have been wondering about this. smile.png

 

This is regarding your forecasts from the "local on the 8's" via The Weather Channel and Comcast as your cable provider (not sure if other providers are doing this as well). Just for kicks, I sent in a question why the location for my "local on the 8's" is not even in the same county. It all comes down to Comcast consolidating equipment areas. At least I got a response from The Weather Channel today, which stated:

"Comcast Cable is consolidating areas within a number of television markets across the country. When a cable company consolidates equipment, they will combine two (2) or more units into one and serve a larger geographical area. We, at The Weather Channel, when notified about the consolidation, will revise the area served data to suit all viewers. The cable company typically picks the forecast point name; in this case it is Audubon, New Jersey.

We are in a partnership with Comcast and are working together to provide the most critical weather data and local forecasts, as well as severe weather alerts for your area. We would encourage you to contact your local Comcast office and provide them with your feedback on this change as we continue to work with them to bring you your local weather forecasts for Mount Holly, Moorestown and Burlington County, New Jersey".

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I'd like to know why TWC HD has the generic airport Local on the 8s, but the SD version has the "normal" Local on the 8s

 

I am going to guess that it has something to do with the configuration/setup of the provider. When the TWC asked me for more information, one of the things they asked was if I had HD Comcast (which I do).

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I'm just curious, not taking a shot or being rude, but does anyone still watch the weather channel? I mean when I was a kid I was glued to it but once I found the internet and found sites like this and computer models, TWC and weather on news stations just became non existent. I feel you can get a heck of a lot better info through here and model watching then on them.

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I'm just curious, not taking a shot or being rude, but does anyone still watch the weather channel? I mean when I was a kid I was glued to it but once I found the internet and found sites like this and computer models, TWC and weather on news stations just became non existent. I feel you can get a heck of a lot better info through here and model watching then on them.

 

wrt to twc, very, very rarely, and the times I do turn it on, I am usually disappointed. I'll usually flip there during big severe or tropical events, but don't stay long...

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I'm just curious, not taking a shot or being rude, but does anyone still watch the weather channel? I mean when I was a kid I was glued to it but once I found the internet and found sites like this and computer models, TWC and weather on news stations just became non existent. I feel you can get a heck of a lot better info through here and model watching then on them.

 

Once in a while...but only if I'm in the office and there's a hurricane or snow storm that yields all teh hype. Pretty much otherwise, I won't. I haven't watched any WxGeeks either (and have heard mixed reviews on it).

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wrt to twc, very, very rarely, and the times I do turn it on, I am usually disappointed. I'll usually flip there during big severe or tropical events, but don't stay long...

I actually find their coverage of legit events to be pretty strong. But yeah, I never watch it otherwise.

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I actually find their coverage of legit events to be pretty strong. But yeah, I never watch it otherwise.

I haven't seen their coverage in years. WHEN a hurricane strikes, I usually go to CNN or fox news. I think they have some pretty decent coverage.

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  • 3 months later...

Hello, too useful tools I like is on Direct TV,  Weather Nation and Verizon Fios TWC Weather Scan on Channel 49 here in New Jersey.

Weather Scan on Fios gives you the weather service watches and warning for the entire state of New Jersey while the same Weather

Scan for Comcast only tells you the weather in your area,  so Fios has the better tool for looking at the weather statewide.  

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