DIRECTV Drops The Weather Channel

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:10 PM GMT on January 14, 2014

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As of today, The Weather Channel is no longer available on DIRECTV, which refused to come to an agreement on a market-based carriage deal. In a statement released by David Kenny, chairman and CEO of The Weather Company, he said:

“This is unprecedented for The Weather Channel. In our 32 years, we have never had a significant disruption due to a failure to reach a carriage agreement. We offered DIRECTV the best rate for our programming, and I am shocked they have put corporate profits ahead of keeping a trusted channel that subscribers rely on every day. We are not looking for a large fee increase. We are simply looking for a fair deal that allows our company to continue to invest in the science and technology that enables us to keep people safe, deliver the world’s best weather, and tell weather stories to help people be prepared and informed.



“At a time when DIRECTV has increased customer rates by 4 percent, they are trading safety for increased profits and replacing the experience and expertise of The Weather Channel with a cheap startup that does weather forecasting on a three-hour taped loop, has no field coverage, no weather experts--certainly not any on par with The Weather Channel network’s industry-recognized experts like tornado expert Dr. Greg Forbes and winter weather expert Tom Niziol--and no experience in severe weather emergencies. This is a dangerous gamble over one penny a month that puts DIRECTV customers at risk.

“This reckless move by DIRECTV will have an impact on our role as part of the national safety and preparedness fabric of our country at a time when the volatility and frequency of weather events seems to be increasing. The Weather Channel partners with humanitarian and emergency management agencies at the local, state and federal levels. We help people prepare before storms, stay safe during their effects, and find help afterward. If the network is not available to viewers, the effectiveness of these partnerships, which help make us a more weather ready nation, are jeopardized. I am hopeful DIRECTV will come to their senses soon and will not force its customers to change carriers to stay safe and informed.”


How the DIRECTV/Weather Channel dispute will affect wunderground
It has now been over a year and half since The Weather Channel purchased Weather Underground, and overall, I have been happy with how the merger has gone. There have been many internal changes at Weather Underground, but our web site has continued to function independently much as it always has. We pride ourselves on our ability to develop innovative weather products and interfaces unique to the Internet. The Weather Channel has helped with that effort, by giving us the money to hire additional staff, and by giving us access to some of their technology and resources that we did not have. With Weather Channel's blessings, I have continued to blog as I always have, without interference. I have been asked to blog about specific topics on only one occasion--to introduce their system of naming winter storms (though I have not been asked to use their winter storm names, and can choose not to do so if I like.) I was not asked to blog about the DIRECTV affair. The loss in revenue from DIRECTV's 20 million subscribers would be a major funding blow to The Weather Channel, and would also negatively affect the financial situation of the Weather Underground. Thus, I obviously cannot offer an unbiased opinion on DIRECTV's decision to dump The Weather Channel, but think this is probably a bad thing, and not just because of the reasons stated by TWC's CEO in the statement above. I've never seen the coverage from WeatherNation, the replacement for The Weather Channel on DIRECTV, and do not know if they have plans to do any climate change coverage as part of their programming. If not, this will mean there are now 20 million people seeing less climate change coverage, at a time when The Weather Channel is actively expanding their climate change coverage, and at a time when society greatly needs as much awareness of how our climate is changing as possible. I encourage those of you who think this is a bad decision to weigh in via social media or email:

• Visit keeptheweatherchannel.com where you can learn more and automatically send correspondence to DIRECTV

• Tweet @directv using the hashtag #stormdirectv

• Facebook: share keeptheweatherchannel.com and post to DIRECTV's Facebook page

• DIRECTV’s CEO cares about what customers think, so if you have friends or family who are customers, encourage them to reach out directly to mike.white@directv.com

Variety.com has an article explaining the economics of the conflict for those who want to understand the issue better.

Thanks!

Jeff Masters

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827. tburke
5:30 PM GMT on February 19, 2014
Same here, complete agreement about the turn to programming for morons on TWC. I admit I miss the pre-NBC TWC. Their reality shows with the fake drama are offensive to intellectual people.

Also, Al Roaker should only be on the Today show, has no business on TWC.

I was not aware that TWC bought Wunderground. Sorry, but I predict a sad future for WU. Here's how business works - the big company did not buy the small company to leave them alone, and their culture untouched. TWC bought WU to assimilate into TWC's culture. It's just a matter of time....

Quoting 825. SamTeam:


I am a longtime Direct TV subscriber (& WU subscriber since 2008) &
miss TWC; having said that, I don't miss the silly reality shows-Coast Guard
& various others, over & over & over & over.....I completely stopped watching it in the AM due to Al Roaker (REALLY???). If I
wanted to watch him, I'd watch the Today Show.  NOT

 

During a storm event, I will miss Jim C
& Stephanie A but the station was beginning to fade as I knew it would when
I found out NBC bought them & WU. They push their agendas & took a
great channel & made it just like all their other programming.  

 

An earlier post mentioned some have grown weary of the global warming argument
& I am one of those; enough already, we get it.

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826. ibjimbo
8:55 PM GMT on February 05, 2014
After being a DISH customer for over 18 years, I think I may have found a reason to switch to DirecTV. I loathe the Weather Channel. If DirecTV picks up a channel that actually carries weather, 24/7, I'll switch that same day.
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825. SamTeam
7:04 PM GMT on January 20, 2014


I am a longtime Direct TV subscriber (& WU subscriber since 2008) &
miss TWC; having said that, I don't miss the silly reality shows-Coast Guard
& various others, over & over & over & over.....I completely stopped watching it in the AM due to Al Roaker (REALLY???). If I
wanted to watch him, I'd watch the Today Show.  NOT

 

During a storm event, I will miss Jim C
& Stephanie A but the station was beginning to fade as I knew it would when
I found out NBC bought them & WU. They push their agendas & took a
great channel & made it just like all their other programming.  

 

An earlier post mentioned some have grown weary of the global warming argument
& I am one of those; enough already, we get it.

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824. WaterWitch11
5:11 PM GMT on January 16, 2014
i find the whole direct tv/weather channel thing entertaining. didn't know that nbc owned the weather channel or Comcast. it explains al roker. if you look at the numbers and the big picture direct tv should fade at some point. hopefully the people running the show at TWC are making sure the their employees are happy and treated well. my 2 cents...

its not that I don't like directtv its that those little satellites they mount on the house will become obsolete.that makes 4 cents...
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823. skipl
7:58 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
I was at one time a great fan of the Weather Channel - loved the format and the information presented. When did it go south? I can't say, but watching WeatherNation for one day and I am content; no bad shows like "Weather from Hell" or "Prospectors" or "Freaks of Nature" (it wasn't about weather) double and triple showings of "Coast Guard". The guy staring at the camera from being packed in a bunch of ice - how is that weather... i am grieving that TWC jumped the shark long ago. Long live WeatherNation.
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822. mfount
6:38 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
There is no question that what happened is unfortunate. It seems to me that neither TWC or DTV are saints. TWC has really gone downhill since NBC bought them out. I think this is due to corporate and Wall Steet greed. I hear that employee morale at TWC is very low and turnover high. Again, greed rules.
All in all, I think both sides need to think about things other than their shareholders and profits. The consumer is the ultimate victim and this is not new!
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821. beell
6:19 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 810. Barefootontherocks:


'Da Nile, lol.
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820. beell
6:13 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 776. pottery:


I see what you mean%u2026.

:):))


The hole truth...gets freudian
:)
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819. islander101010
4:59 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
the icemelt could lead to larger than normal swells this summer for latin and north america the storms wont be over ice this upcoming season a good summer
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818. biff4ugo
4:58 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
hydrus, is that sea-ice or land-ice?
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817. Tazmanian
4:58 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 797. luvtogolf:


Taz, I think you are about right with that one. We need a really strong El Niño.



We sure do But we wnt get one this year
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816. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:57 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
815. hydrus
4:57 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Long way out, but interesting.
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814. hydrus
4:51 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 787. Neapolitan:
I suppose "most important" is subjective; I found this article--from the same source 10 days later--to be pretty important, too:

Rapid Thinning of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier May be Irreversible

"Spanning more than 160,000 square kilometers, the PIG, as the ice mass is known, is the largest single contributor to sea-level rise in Antarctica, contributing 25 percent of the total ice loss from West Antarctica, according to the new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

The report states that melting has become so excessive, the glacier has most likely "reached a point of no return," the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) wrote in a statement, noting that the amount of melting sea ice is likely to increase during the next two decades."
Pat posted yesterday that an ice shelf that took over 12,000 years to form disintegrated in five weeks...Geez.
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813. VR46L
4:49 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 811. ScottLincoln:

Interestingly enough, summers have occurred in previous years included in the climate record of Australia. So when computing anomalies against a baseline period of record, this summer is getting compared against previous summers. So no, the answer isn't "summer," either.


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812. nrtiwlnvragn
4:49 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
From NHC Presentation at 2013 Review of the NCEP Production Suite











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811. ScottLincoln
4:41 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 805. WPBHurricane05:
Why is Australia hot? Could summer have anything to do with it?


Interestingly enough, summers have occurred in previous years included in the climate record of Australia. So when computing anomalies against a baseline period of record, this summer is getting compared against previous summers. So no, the answer isn't "summer," either.
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810. Barefootontherocks
4:40 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 756. beell:


The full blog entry is linked. Open acceptance of the quoted snippet (which you forgot to include in the emphasis-added) is an important first step towards development of policy.
Some folks are ready to move on from making the case for Global Warming to working on policy development. Seems Dr. Rood is. Guess some are not. Or, to give the benefit of the doubt, maybe they are just "monitoring" to be sure the "correct" and latest symptoms of Climate Change are out for all to see, and they only seem to emulate that snaky, green area in the graphic at 761.

Far as I can tell, policy development is what's needed. Denial of the need for energy supply and bashing energy companies will not help the world move in that direction.
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809. ncstorm
4:37 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 805. WPBHurricane05:
Why is Australia hot? Could summer have anything to do with it?



stop being logical..
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808. ncstorm
4:36 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 804. Torito:


What kind?

Chocolate chip?



any preference you like..you earned it..:)
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807. ScottLincoln
4:34 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 796. ncstorm:


You ask why Australia was hot..I said its near the equator..

He then quotes me about Melbourne..the country of Australia is near the equator..

Australia is "near the equator" in the same way that the region of North America from San Francisco to the southern tip of Mexico is "near the equator." You are talking about so many different regimes that it means very little.

And this isn't about proximity to the equator, either. We are talking about anomalies, which makes the proximity to the equator rather moot. Today, some of the highest anomalies are in southern Australia, further mooting your point.
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806. nickwuaa
4:33 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
I'm a big fan of the Weather Channel, but I see DirectTV's point of view. The Weather Channel is owned by NBC, which is owned by Comcast. Comcast regularly ridicules DirectTV subscribers as Dish Heads in their incessant commercials.

Why would DirectTV pay a competitor for its service? Perhaps to fund additional "dish head" ads?

The onslaught of screen crawls and anchors reaching out to the DirectTV subscribers, along with Jeff's blog post, are unbecoming to the Weather Channel. It's a commercial decision and has nothing to do with the weather. It's about money and the crocodile tears for the dish heads' safety are, in my humble opinion, disingenuous.
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805. WPBHurricane05
4:33 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Why is Australia hot? Could summer have anything to do with it?

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804. Torito
4:32 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 803. ncstorm:


you can now collect your cookie..


What kind?

Chocolate chip?

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803. ncstorm
4:32 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 799. Torito:
Mapping San Francisco from its location to 0 degrees returns about 2550 miles.

Melborne to 0 degrees returns 2480 miles.

Close enough.

Link


you can now collect your cookie..
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802. wxmod
4:31 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
China air quality, or lack thereof, is off the charts again.

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801. ncstorm
4:30 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 800. VR46L:


That is true too ,

But the article that I posted in why OZ was hot explained that it was to do with a Tropical low ... which he has decided to try and debunk even though its from the Guardian and now distract from it !


LOL..I get it..truthfully I didnt even look at the article..I was just responding to your question..I have sidetrack the discussion from the article itself..my apologies..
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800. VR46L
4:29 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 796. ncstorm:


You ask why Australia was hot..I said its near the equator..

He then quotes me about Melbourne..the country of Australia is near the equator..


That is true too ,

But the article that I posted in why OZ was hot explained that it was to do with a Tropical low ... which he has decided to try and debunk even though its from the Guardian and now distract from it !
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799. Torito
4:28 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Mapping San Francisco from its location to 0 degrees returns about 2550 miles.

Melborne to 0 degrees returns 2480 miles.

Close enough.

Link
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798. ncstorm
4:27 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 792. Neapolitan:
No, not "Australia"; I specifically said "Melbourne", which is where today's and tomorrow's worst heat is.

Melbourne's latitude: -37.813611

San Francisco's latitude: 37.783333

FYI.


and I specifically said Australia..
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797. luvtogolf
4:27 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 791. Tazmanian:



No it's not and that's not why CA is haveing a drought it's due two the jet being way up N keeping the storms a way


Taz, I think you are about right with that one. We need a really strong El Niño.
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796. ncstorm
4:25 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 793. VR46L:


NC , I hate to say this but he is right about where Melbourne is !

But I don't think he read the article .....


You ask why Australia was hot..I said its near the equator..

He then quotes me about Melbourne..the country of Australia is near the equator..
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795. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
4:24 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
1 month compare dec 15 to jan15 sea ice melt


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794. Torito
4:23 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 788. ncstorm:


so australia is the same distance to the equator as San Francisco..I think my science teacher would disagree with you..





Well... Comparing a small city with a continent doesn't seem reasonable.... The distance on the continent could be measured from anywhere there.... as in you could measure north Australia at 25 degrees south of equator, while the city would be near 40 degrees north of the equator. Interesting concept, indeed.

However, it appears he is talking about Melbourne.
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793. VR46L
4:23 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 788. ncstorm:


so australia is the same distance to the equator as San Francisco..I think my science teacher would disagree with you..





NC , I hate to say this but he is right about where Melbourne is !

But I don't think he read the article .....
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792. Neapolitan
4:23 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 788. ncstorm:


so australia is the same distance to the equator as San Francisco..I think my science teacher would disagree with you..

No, not "Australia"; I specifically said "Melbourne", which is where today's and tomorrow's worst heat is.

Melbourne's latitude: -37.813611

San Francisco's latitude: 37.783333

FYI.
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791. Tazmanian
4:22 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 789. ncstorm:
I know why California is having a drought..its near the equator..



No it's not and that's not why CA is haveing a drought it's due two the jet being way up N keeping the storms a way
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790. wxmod
4:22 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
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01-15-2014 20:00; PM2.5; 489.0; 492; Hazardous (at 24-hour exposure at this level)
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789. ncstorm
4:20 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
I know why California is having a drought..its near the equator..
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788. ncstorm
4:16 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 781. Neapolitan:
Melbourne, Australia--the target of today's heat--sits at 37.5 degrees South. That puts it roughly as close to the Equator as San Francisco.

Care to guess again? ;-)

FWIW, while the cyclone may be pumping arm, dry air across the nation leading to today's heat, Australia has just experienced its warmest year ever. And that is most definitely not because of a single January cyclone. The truth is, Oz is becoming warmer. Period.


so australia is the same distance to the equator as San Francisco..I think my science teacher would disagree with you..



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787. Neapolitan
4:15 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 766. jpsb:



More on the most important study of the year.


Pine Island Glacier melting is more vulnerable to climatic variations caused by La Nia events than previously assumed, a new study reported.


The present study was conducted by researchers at British Antarctic Survey along with their colleagues at University of Washington and other institutions. The team found that the melting of the ice-shelf decreased by 50 percent between the years 2010 and 2012.


http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5509/2014 0103/antarcticas-pine-island-glacier-vulnerable-la -nina-events-researchers-find.htm
I suppose "most important" is subjective; I found this article--from the same source 10 days later--to be pretty important, too:

Rapid Thinning of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier May be Irreversible

"Spanning more than 160,000 square kilometers, the PIG, as the ice mass is known, is the largest single contributor to sea-level rise in Antarctica, contributing 25 percent of the total ice loss from West Antarctica, according to the new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

The report states that melting has become so excessive, the glacier has most likely "reached a point of no return," the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) wrote in a statement, noting that the amount of melting sea ice is likely to increase during the next two decades."
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786. nrtiwlnvragn
4:15 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Cold front almost down to Panama?





No wonder muy freo Friday morning South Florida


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785. ncstorm
4:13 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 781. Neapolitan:
Melbourne, Australia--the target of today's heat--sits at 37.5 degrees South. That puts it roughly as close to the Equator as San Francisco.

Care to guess again? ;-)

FWIW, while the cyclone may be pumping arm, dry air across the nation leading to today's heat, Australia has just experienced its warmest year ever. And that is most definitely not because of a single January cyclone. The truth is, Oz is becoming warmer. Period.


well if its the cyclone this year..then what was the reason last year??
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784. VR46L
4:11 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 779. Torito:
94S looks impressive this morning.



It would be a TS in the Atlantic .... by the look of it!
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783. VR46L
4:09 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 781. Neapolitan:
Melbourne, Australia--the target of today's heat--sits at 37.5 degrees South. That puts it roughly as close to the Equator as San Francisco.

Care to guess again? ;-)

FWIW, while the cyclone may be pumping arm, dry air across the nation leading to today's heat, Australia has just experienced its warmest year ever. And that is most definitely not because of a single January cyclone. The truth is, Oz is becoming warmer. Period.


Did you even read the article ?
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782. Torito
4:08 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 781. Neapolitan:
Melbourne, Australia--the target of today's heat--sits at 37.5 degrees South. That puts it roughly as close to the Equator as San Francisco.

Care to guess again? ;-)

FWIW, while the cyclone may be pumping arm, dry air across the nation leading to today's heat, Australia has just experienced its warmest year ever. And that is most definitely not because of a single January cyclone. The truth is, Oz is becoming warmer. Period.


Surely, you must consider this low a factor in this. That dry air is really seeping in, considering the fact that that low has been there for quite a long time now..
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781. Neapolitan
4:06 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 775. ncstorm:


I'm going to say because its near the equator?
Melbourne, Australia--the target of today's heat--sits at 37.5 degrees South. That puts it roughly as close to the Equator as San Francisco.

Care to guess again? ;-)

FWIW, while the cyclone may be pumping arm, dry air across the nation leading to today's heat, Australia has just experienced its warmest year ever. And that is most definitely not because of a single January cyclone. The truth is, Oz is becoming warmer. Period.
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780. Torito
4:04 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
95S hanging on as it crosses land.



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779. Torito
4:03 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
94S looks impressive this morning.

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778. VR46L
3:55 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
Quoting 775. ncstorm:


I'm going to say because its near the equator?


Nope From what I understand , its because a Tropical low is sucking the Vapour from everywhere else in OZ



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777. ricderr
3:53 PM GMT on January 15, 2014
I see what you mean….


i'm glad you do :-)
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