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WUTV Takes Over The Weather Channel Beginning 6 pm EDT Today

By: Jeff Masters 12:40 PM GMT on August 24, 2015

The Weather Underground hits live TV today, when the inaugural episode of the Weather Underground live cable TV show airs from 6-8 p.m. EDT Monday, August 24 on The Weather Channel (TWC). I’m in Atlanta today to help launch this unique effort, which aims appeal to everyone’s inner weather geek by focusing on the science behind weather and forecasting. TWC is really making an impressive effort on this, complete with a custom set built to look like an underground bar, an original theme song of Seattle-grunge type music, and state-of-the art 3D visual presentations. Hosted by Emmy-award winning TWC meteorologist Mike Bettes, the show will air weekdays from 6 - 8 pm Eastern time. Both Bob Henson and I will be featured twice this week. Bob is scheduled to go Tuesday and Thursday from our San Francisco office; I will appear today (in the Atlanta studio) and Friday (via Skype from my Michigan office.) San Francisco-based Weather Underground meteorologists Jim Menard, Shaun Tanner, and John Celenza are also scheduled to appear during the first two weeks of the show. There will periodically be guest appearances from other severe weather experts and WU community members (personal weather station owners and bloggers.) Each show will aim to promote a unique feature of the Weather Underground web site, like the latest blog post by Bob or myself, WunderPhotos, or personal weather stations. Breaking weather events will be the main focus, but climate change stories will also occasionally be featured.

WU’s unique community of personal weather station owners and fans will play an integral role in the show’s live, interactive experience--fans will be able to submit questions via #WUTV across social media, report current conditions in their area, contribute to the creation of show segments, access behind-the-scenes live-stream video via wunderground.com and participate in weather roundtables live on air.  


Video 1. Take a look at our cool new set for the WUTV show in this promo video.

The entire show will only be available on The Weather Channel cable TV show, but some live streaming content will be available throughout on http://bit.ly/wutvshow.

You can follow Weather Underground on  Twitter and Facebook for exclusive show content.

I gave Mike Bettes a tough grilling during his interview for host of the new Weather Underground TV show; you can see the humorous five-part interview here.

I'll have an update on the tropics by noon EDT today. My post from Sunday afternoon on Danny and the rest of the tropics is here.

Jeff Masters

Wunderground News

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

Reader Comments

Congratulations Dr. Masters and to all the WU staff.............It's a great day.
re post from last blog



if 98L hits Bermuda Newfoundland or else where its not a fish
They doc can't wait

From last blog

Quoting 818. GPTGUY:

What is the possibility of Danny regenerating back into a ts in the Caribbean?






I'd say moderate probability at this time
Joe Bastardi ‏@BigJoeBastardi 16 minHace 16 minutos State College, PA Ver traducción
Time to start watching MJO for tropics as both NCEP and ECMWF uncorrected for bias runs have them sneaking into phases 1/2, more favorable

post it on my facebook page for you all. you tube says 264 views so far.
Sure didn't expect Danny to have it's center covered...that convection isn't organized, but he has to start somewhere I suppose.
Quoting 5. JRRP:

Joe Bastardi ‏@BigJoeBastardi 16 minHace 16 minutos State College, PA Ver traducción
Time to start watching MJO for tropics as both NCEP and ECMWF uncorrected for bias runs have them sneaking into phases 1/2, more favorable




Will the models respond accordingly?
RECON fines LLCOC with West wind ESE of Guadeloupe and ENE of Dominica
It weak but it's there

I think there is a possibility that a LLCOC is reforming that's why there seems to be a lot of rotations in the area
Quoting 7. SPLbeater:

Sure didn't expect Danny to have it's center covered...that convection isn't organized, but he has to start somewhere I suppose.

he is a fighter, but conditions ahead are not good.
Good day

Blue sky, light breeze, 86 and feeling like 96 on the island this morning.

Other than a warning about severe rip tides on almost all beaches, and a forecast for rain tonight, all is quiet on this end. Am actually ENJOYING my coffee today! ;-)

Have a good one, everybody!!

Lindy
by tonight the modeles are going to say invest 98L will hit the east coast
13. SLU
Kudoes to Grothar for predicting it like a pro regarding Danny's possible regeneration last evening.



169. Grothar 9:28 PM GMT on August 23, 2015 5
Only my opinion as a very amateur observer, the only way any type of regeneration could occur would be for it to back build on the SE quadrant and pull in enough moisture to form a new circulation and grab some moisture ahead of hit. But looking at all that dry air and current shear, it would be quite a trick. If not, it could dissipate quickly as a remnant low.

Like kman, I will continue watching tonight, if for nothing else than nothing but reruns on TV.


You're the man, Gro - the forecaster of the month.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION DANNY TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042015
830 AM AST MON AUG 24 2015

The government of Curacao has discontinued the tropical storm
warning for Saba and St. Eustatius.
Congratulations on your new show. It almost makes me want to get cable TV.
danny fighting shear. this is good news for puerto rico
Re-posting the latest images on Depression Ex-Danny and 98L and the current model spread as to 98L:





This is great news for WUnderground, thanks for the info Doc.
I pretty much quit watching TWC a looong time ago. Growing up we called it "The Commercial Channel", well, for obvious reasons. More commercials than weather! Now it is the MTV of weather stations. Nothing but shows, shows, shows and barely any weather(Music videos). I stick to local stations or just get on WU for tropical weather. TWC is irrelevant to me.
Quoting 20. BrazoriaMan:

I pretty much quit watching TWC a looong time ago. Growing up we called it "The Commercial Channel", well, for obvious reasons. More commercials than weather! Now it is the MTV of weather stations. Nothing but shows, shows, shows and barely any weather(Music videos). I stick to local stations or just get on WU for tropical weather. TWC is irrelevant to me.


I quit it years ago too. Like you said, nothing but shows, plus I got tired of the 'meteorologists' trying to be funny and get a laugh. Just tell me the weather analysis for crying out loud, lol.
Quoting 20. BrazoriaMan:

I pretty much quit watching TWC a looong time ago. Growing up we called it "The Commercial Channel", well, for obvious reasons. More commercials than weather! Now it is the MTV of weather stations. Nothing but shows, shows, shows and barely any weather(Music videos). I stick to local stations or just get on WU for tropical weather. TWC is irrelevant to me.
True, they really should have a separate channel for all their reality shows, especially when severe weather is taking place. Very irresponsible in my opinion.
Quoting 18. weathermanwannabe:

Re-posting the latest images on Depression Ex-Danny and 98L and the current model spread as to 98L:






Thanks for the graphics. Danny is lifeless. 98 looks like it will not be a threat to any MAJOR land masses.
Quoting 14. rmbjoe1954:

Kudoes to Grothar for predicting it like a pro regarding Danny's possible regeneration last evening.



169. Grothar 9:28 PM GMT on August 23, 2015 +5
Only my opinion as a very amateur observer, the only way any type of regeneration could occur would be for it to back build on the SE quadrant and pull in enough moisture to form a new circulation and grab some moisture ahead of hit. But looking at all that dry air and current shear, it would be quite a trick. If not, it could dissipate quickly as a remnant low.

Like kman, I will continue watching tonight, if for nothing else than nothing but reruns on TV.


You're the man, Gro.


Yes Great Job!
NWS Tallahassee ‏@NWSTallahassee · 5m5 minutes ago
@forexpcb I'm not prepared to say that at this point, not with that 500 mb ridge building westward across the western Atlantic.

This was the response I was given when I asked if Pre-Erika would most likely miss the CONUS.

RECON seems to be going Back and forth between two LLC

Likely what seems to be happening is Danny old LLCOC E of the islands is dissipating while W of the islands a new LLCOC is forming
98L

Quoting 26. FOREX:

NWS Tallahassee %u200F@NWSTallahassee 5m5 minutes ago
@forexpcb I'm not prepared to say that at this point, not with that 500 mb ridge building westward across the western Atlantic.

This was the response I was given when I asked if Pre-Erika would most likely miss the CONUS.




ya.
i noted that Anchorage, AK its in the mid 40s this AM a wet week is comeing up for Anchorage, AK with snow up in there mts i all so noted later in the week lows drop in too the mid 30s too lower 40s with highs in the mid too low 50s all i can say is fall is there for Anchorage, AK
I think or next advisory will say Danny has dissipated . The circulations we see around the islands are most likly caused by the wind blowing over the mountains and creating vortexes.  I see no low pressure circulation anymore . 
Quoting 21. SPLbeater:



I quit it years ago too. Like you said, nothing but shows, plus I got tired of the 'meteorologists' trying to be funny and get a laugh. Just tell me the weather analysis for crying out loud, lol.
I hope it turns out to be a great show for Dr. Masters. The "preview", with the camera jumping around every second, and then Seattle grunge type music....I just don't think think this is going to be my favorite show.
Quoting 26. FOREX:

NWS Tallahassee ‏@NWSTallahassee · 5m5 minutes ago
@forexpcb I'm not prepared to say that at this point, not with that 500 mb ridge building westward across the western Atlantic.

This was the response I was given when I asked if Pre-Erika would most likely miss the CONUS.




I agree. Lot's of mid to upper level ridging being shown in the long range backing the trough up.
Quoting 27. wunderkidcayman:

RECON seems to be going Back and forth between two LLC

Likely what seems to be happening is Danny old LLCOC E of the islands is dissipating while W of the islands a new LLCOC is forming
Likely what's happening is that Danny is about to start dissipating. Whatever alleged center is (or was) there won't be for long. It's a strong tropical wave, and that's what it looks like on satellite. It's officially a depression now, and there's only one direction Danny is going.
Quoting 27. wunderkidcayman:

RECON seems to be going Back and forth between two LLC

Likely what seems to be happening is Danny old LLCOC E of the islands is dissipating while W of the islands a new LLCOC is forming
Recon shows and open wave.

Baikal on fire - 'it feels like doomsday'

These unnerving images show the scale of destruction from wildfires close to Lake Baikal, the jewel of Siberia. The sky is aglow over the Republic of Buryatia from the uncontrolled burning, the latest outbreaks of fires that have been destroying forests around the world's oldest and deepest lake for a number of weeks.

Locals and tourists could only gaze from beaches beside the lake at the impressive but disturbing images from the flames and smoke.


Link
Quoting 33. Drakoen:



I agree. Lot's of mid to upper level ridging being shown in the long range backing the trough up.

98L sneakingly nearing 45W. Should reach the islands in another 48-72 hours. Should be closely monitored later this week.
Quoting 18. weathermanwannabe:

Re-posting the latest images on Depression Ex-Danny...


It's not ex-Danny, it's Tropical Depression Danny.
Quoting 25. Patrap:



Looking forward to this show tonight! Hope to see Steve Gregory on sometime this week.
Thanks guys..Looking forward to the show.


wow invest 98L GOING OUT TO SEA
Quoting 41. hurricanes2018:



wow invest 98L GOING OUT TO SEA
Actually in the newest computer models are shifting more towards the Bahamas and going north of PR and Hispaniola....
Today is the 23rd anniversary of hurricane Andrew changing my and thousands of others lives in South Miami Dade County.
Look at the size of Danny's tail as it gets shredded by the trade winds and shear. This is not the look I'd want for a regenerating storm.

Fastest moving glacier in the world sheds 12.5 sq km chunk of ice


The image time series suggests that between 27 July and 13 August, the glacier advanced westward before the calving caused rapid retreat of the ice front to its position on 19 August.

It is estimated that the glacier lost a total area of 12.5 sq km. Assuming the ice is about 1400 m deep, this equates a volume of 17.5 cubic km %u2013 which could cover the whole of Manhattan Island by a layer of ice about 300 m thick.



Link
Eh I don't watch the Weather Channel anymore. I used to love it, but that was before it became another one of NBC's news hubs where the meteorologists try too painfully hard to be funny (Al is the worst) and they air dumb shows like Highway to Hell (an Ice Road Truckers knockoff), Cantore Stories (don't get me wrong, I like Jim, but this show belongs on the Travel channel if anything), and I remember they had one called "Why Planes Crash" for a while.

I mean, come on. Just do interesting and in depth weather analysis and weather education like you are supposed to do instead of all this garbage.

Well, that's why I don't watch TWC anymore. Actually, now I remember why I don't watch TV at all anymore.
East coast hurricane shields activate!
Quoting 48. Grothar:



If anything right now, it has an ever so slightly southward component to it's westward movement.
54. SLU
Tropical Storm Erika

Quoting 49. FunnelVortex:

Just do interesting and in depth weather analysis and weather education like you are supposed to do instead of all this garbage.


And just who are you to dictate what a private company should do or not do ?
To be fair the original TWC was good, but after you had listened to your local forecast 8 times you were inclined to change the channel.
This soon to be storm is heading for the Yucatan and Gulf

Quoting 54. SLU:

Tropical Storm Erika




The winds are there but the circulation is not well formed and looks exposed on satellite imagery possibly because it's to the south of an upper level jet streak.
Quoting 49. FunnelVortex:

Eh I don't watch the Weather Channel anymore. I used to love it, but that was before it became another one of NBC's news hubs where the meteorologists try too painfully hard to be funny (Al is the worst) and they air dumb shows like Highway to Hell (an Ice Road Truckers knockoff), Cantore Stories (don't get me wrong, I like Jim, but this show belongs on the Travel channel if anything), and I remember they had one called "Why Planes Crash" for a while.

I mean, come on. Just do interesting and in depth weather analysis and weather education like you are supposed to do instead of all this garbage.

Well, that's why I don't watch TWC anymore. Actually, now I remember why I don't watch TV at all anymore.

Al is really the worst. He's such a joke... When Wilma knocked him over I laughed so hard!
Quoting 55. MahFL:



And just who are you to dictate what a private company should do or not do ?
To be fair the original TWC was good, but after you had listened to your local forecast 8 times you were inclined to change the channel.


I'm no one, just the veiwer.
60. SLU
Quoting 57. Drakoen:



The winds are there but the circulation is not well formed and looks exposed on satellite imagery possibly because it
's to the south of an upper level jet streak.


Yeah they might hold off renaming it for now because it's still extremely elongated
Quoting 52. opal92nwf:


If anything right now, it has an ever so slightly southward component to it's westward movement.



I think you are looking at the convection to the south of the circulation center. That blob of convection is moving a little south of due west, but if you look at the low level circulation, it is moving a bit north of due west and is currently located at about 14.5N and 44.0W. You can see it best on the RGB loops. Maybe a bit of northerly shear and dry air affecting it right now.

Congrats on your new program Mr. Masters. Unfortunately, I will not be able to watch since Verizon FIOS dropped TWC.
Quoting 59. FunnelVortex:



I'm no one, just the veiwer.


You said you don't watch the show or TV, maybe your not telling the truth ?
Quoting 58. RavensFan:


Al is really the worst. He's such a joke... When Wilma knocked him over I laughed so hard!


That's Al for ya. In those loud 100+ mph winds he has to try his hardest to scream "IM FUNNY"
65. JRRP
Quoting 56. RitaEvac:

This soon to be storm is heading for the Yucatan and Gulf



14.3n ????? I do not think so
Quoting 63. MahFL:



You said you don't watch the show or TV, maybe your not telling the truth ?


Why does the fact I have an opinion bother you?
Quoting 56. RitaEvac:

This soon to be storm is heading for the Yucatan and Gulf


The models say different.
Quoting 56. RitaEvac:

This soon to be storm is heading for the Yucatan and Gulf


It will boil down to timing of the next two trofs. The low runners will have a better chance of making the gulf.
69. JRRP
Quoting 54. SLU:

Tropical Storm Erika



wow strong winds..
Quoting 56. RitaEvac:

This soon to be storm is heading for the Yucatan and Gulf



Why do you say that? Models have it north of the islands. Then again, look what happened with Danny,
71. JRRP

no comments
Quoting 68. hydrus:

It will boil down to timing of the next two trofs. The low runners will have a better chance of making the gulf.


Currently models are taking it more north
Not showing a hurricane, just where the remnants of Danny might be. No need to get this excited in the morning. We should concentrate on 98L but not dismiss Danny yet. Be vigilant, honest, and forthright

Quoting 65. JRRP:


14.3n ????? I do not think so


Should stay weak and stay south
75. JRRP
Quoting 65. JRRP:


14.3n ????? I do not think so

my bad... is true is 14.3n
When a system doesn't exist yet how can models.....not even gonna type anymore
And thanks for the thumbs up posts from some of you. It's nice when you make an old man happy. My glory days are dwindling. :)
Quoting 36. ColoradoBob1:


Baikal on fire - 'it feels like doomsday'

These unnerving images show the scale of destruction from wildfires close to Lake Baikal, the jewel of Siberia. The sky is aglow over the Republic of Buryatia from the uncontrolled burning, the latest outbreaks of fires that have been destroying forests around the world's oldest and deepest lake for a number of weeks.

Locals and tourists could only gaze from beaches beside the lake at the impressive but disturbing images from the flames and smoke.


Link


Wow, that satellite photo is unbelievable!
Newbie question. How likely is it that Danny could move west and enter the GOM to regenerate into something to worry about? I live in LA and just curious if it's something of concern or is Danny "on the way out."
Quoting 48. Grothar:


Danny II.
Quoting 77. Grothar:
And thanks for the thumbs up posts from some of you. It's nice when you make an old man happy. My glory days are dwindling. :)


You get wiser as you grow older.

I would not write off the Danny low just yet.
Quoting 79. lsu60driver:

Newbie question. How likely is it that Danny could move west and enter the GOM to regenerate into something to worry about? I live in LA and just curious if it's something of concern or is Danny "on the way out."


on the way out
Probabilistic map. Again, no need for panic

Wonder when the nhc will designate 05L. Maybe later today huh. We'll see.
Quoting 82. Grothar:

Probabilistic map. Again, no need for panic


Wish I could see that Gro.
Quoting 82. Grothar:
Probabilistic map. Again, no need for panic



If it wasn't 98L I would call it blobus Proboblus for Grothar.
If Danny redevelops beyond this point it will be designated as a new system with a new name, because that's not Danny anymore.
I'm giving 98L a 100/100 chance and the wave behind it a 20/40 chance.
Quoting 86. FunnelVortex:

If Danny redevelops beyond this point it will be designated as a new system with a new name, because that's not Danny anymore.
Could it end up like the TD10/ Katrina thing?
Quoting 79. lsu60driver:

Newbie question. How likely is it that Danny could move west and enter the GOM to regenerate into something to worry about? I live in LA and just curious if it's something of concern or is Danny "on the way out."

On the way out.
So this is my predictions for the rest of the season, 11/5/3, up from 10/4/2.
Danny is gone bye bye. We have enjoyed tracking you, you had put up a strong fight and we really do appreciate it. See you again in 2021.
-HurricaneAndre
94. SLU
...DANNY DEGENERATES INTO A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE...
...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY..


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...16.0N 62.0W
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM WSW OF GUADELOUPE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1010 MB...29.83 INCHES


RIP Danny - August 18th to 24th. 115mph, 969mb.
98L





hes.done
97. vis0
...in...
Synoptic Switcharoo???
and instead of WooHoo, do we celebrate by typing #WuHoo
...out...
Quoting 27. wunderkidcayman:

RECON seems to be going Back and forth between two LLC

Likely what seems to be happening is Danny old LLCOC E of the islands is dissipating while W of the islands a new LLCOC is forming



You're imaginating things. There is no other new LLC
Quoting 94. SLU:

...DANNY DEGENERATES INTO A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE...
...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY..


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...16.0N 62.0W
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM WSW OF GUADELOUPE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1010 MB...29.83 INCHES


RIP Danny - August 18th to 24th. 115mph, 969mb.


Yes, it's just a tropical wave now and rainfalls here and southward look minimal at this time.

Danny is a bust to me.

Now waiting for the next one. Thankfully there's one :))
Well it's quiet in the tropics again, so let the downcasting begin. ;)
Just trying to keep track. This is the 3rd time they've dissipated it? I guess 3 strikes and you're out.
We seem to be missing someone. Maybe he's out hunting crows....
103. MahFL
A -80F cloud top again on TD Danny :



A little Goni post; don't miss this video from inside the eye:



Philippines flies aid to thousands of marooned as typhoon toll rises
Source: Reuters - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 06:30 GMT
MANILA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Philippine army helicopters on Monday airlifted food, water and relief supplies to thousands of families who fled their homes during a typhoon as more bodies were pulled out from under landslides, disaster officials said.
More than 30,000 people were evacuated in the northern Philippines due to fears of flooding and landslides as more nearly 1,000 homes were destroyed by Typhoon Goni, which has since lost some of its strength as it barrels northeast towards southern Japan.
Disaster officials said about 20 people had been killed, most of them in landslides. ...


Typhoon Ineng [=Goni] kills 26 in PH, now threatening Japan
Agence France-Presse, Published 3:33 PM, August 24, 2015


Current loop of Goni - well, this doesn't look comfortable for the Japanese as the typhoon obviously is strengthening once again before landfall!
Quoting 30. Tazmanian:

i noted that Anchorage, AK its in the mid 40s this AM a wet week is comeing up for Anchorage, AK with snow up in there mts i all so noted later in the week lows drop in too the mid 30s too lower 40s with highs in the mid too low 50s all i can say is fall is there for Anchorage, AK
Good morning. Please put the picture of you in the yellow raft back up. We all loved that one. Thank you.
Quoting 100. HurricaneAndre:

Well it's quiet in the tropics again, so let the downcasting begin. ;)

With a new Depression on the horizon I hope you were being sarcastic with that comment.
Quoting 79. lsu60driver:

Newbie question. How likely is it that Danny could move west and enter the GOM to regenerate into something to worry about? I live in LA and just curious if it's something of concern or is Danny "on the way out."


It's always possible that any kind of "wave" can generate into a storm. Danny is basically an open wave at this point. Hurricane Katrina originated from Tropical Depression Ten which was sheared apart and was an "open wave" as it neared the Lesser Antilles, only to reform over the Bahamas. If there is a wave axis with some lower pressures and thunderstorms that have some amount of spin, there's a chance a tropical storm can form. That said, the chances that Danny makes it all the way through the Caribbean are low given the shear and dry air it's encountering. If it were to somehow make it to the western Caribbean with some low level spin and lower shear, then there's a chance that he could re-generate and affect the GOM.
108. MahFL
Quoting 79. lsu60driver:

Newbie question. How likely is it that Danny could move west and enter the GOM to regenerate into something to worry about? I live in LA and just curious if it's something of concern or is Danny "on the way out."


Practically no chance, some high shear from a trough over Florida should send anything left NE into the Atlantic Ocean.
Quoting 106. sporteguy03:


With a new Depression on the horizon I hope you were being sarcastic with that comment.
Yep.
Quoting 94. SLU:

...DANNY DEGENERATES INTO A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE...
...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY..


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...16.0N 62.0W
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM WSW OF GUADELOUPE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1010 MB...29.83 INCHES


RIP Danny - August 18th to 24th. 115mph, 969mb.

Not bad a Major Hurricane which did not effect anyone and was fun to track, too bad it could not give more rain to the islands.
Quoting 79. lsu60driver:

Newbie question. How likely is it that Danny could move west and enter the GOM to regenerate into something to worry about? I live in LA and just curious if it's something of concern or is Danny "on the way out."
Danny Is officially dead. It really doesn't matter where the remnants go. They will hopefully bring some beneficial rain, but that's it. Now 98L (soon to be Erika) will be worth keeping an eye on.
Quoting 86. FunnelVortex:

If Danny redevelops beyond this point it will be designated as a new system with a new name, because that's not Danny anymore.


False
You did well Danny you were small yet big with your tiny size you fought it through ! R.I.P.
115. MahFL
Looks like a few weak llc's SW of Guadeloupe :



Quoting 103. MahFL:

A -80F cloud top again on TD Danny :




Remnant ex-Danny.




Thoughts?? I think its a storm. Other comments.
Quoting 115. MahFL:

Looks like a few weak llc's SW of Guadeloupe :




I think those are cloud swirls. What makes you think they are LLC's?
120. MahFL
Quoting 116. sar2401:

Remnant ex-Danny.


Remnant of Danny, not ex Danny, as per the NHC.
Quoting 118. Grothar:



Wish I could see it. Sigh.
98L on right.

Brand new low has formed with the wave by Africa.
so is WUTV going to show weather or how trains crash..... I hate to see WU lower their standards to the Weather Channels horrible programming
Can this blog handle not having a classified system to track for 6 hours? I'm not so sure lol
Quoting 124. soupflyer:
so is WUTV going to show weather or how trains crash..... I hate to see WU lower their standards to the Weather Channels horrible programming


Unless they show correlation between weather and train crashes.
One can argue it's weather related.
Looks like we'll have a TC later today

It was fun while it lasted...

Not sure that the trees in my backyard (Bonifant Road, Silver Spring, MD) are aware that this is still August. For sure it is going to require a visit to store for a supply of leaf bags and crank up the leaf blower this next weekend,



Active Tropics ahead.
Quoting 125. Hurricanes101:

Can this blog handle not having a classified system to track for 6 hours? I'm not so sure lol
We'll see sonny boy.

Active tropics.
Quoting 103. MahFL:

A -80F cloud top again on TD Danny :






I don't think it is a -80. The Navy has that about -60, but very good observation, Mah. There are a few others that have popped up in the last hour. I am still going to watch it. I don't care what anybody says. I'll watch what I want.
Quoting 130. HurricaneAndre:



Active Tropics ahead.


We should enjoy it now; afterall, it may all come to an early end on account of it being an El Nino year.
Quoting 132. HurricaneAndre:


Active tropics.
We should see 99L be designated by today.
Quoting 127. Stormchaser2007:

Looks like we'll have a TC later today




Where? 98L is very asymmetric at the moment.
Quoting 136. Drakoen:



Where? 98L is very asymmetric at the moment.
No not really.
Quoting 104. barbamz:

A little Goni post; don't miss this video from inside the eye:



Philippines flies aid to thousands of marooned as typhoon toll rises
Source: Reuters - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 06:30 GMT
MANILA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Philippine army helicopters on Monday airlifted food, water and relief supplies to thousands of families who fled their homes during a typhoon as more bodies were pulled out from under landslides, disaster officials said.
More than 30,000 people were evacuated in the northern Philippines due to fears of flooding and landslides as more nearly 1,000 homes were destroyed by Typhoon Goni, which has since lost some of its strength as it barrels northeast towards southern Japan.
Disaster officials said about 20 people had been killed, most of them in landslides. ...


Typhoon Ineng [=Goni] kills 26 in PH, now threatening Japan
Agence France-Presse, Published 3:33 PM, August 24, 2015


Current loop of Goni - well, this doesn't look comfortable for the Japanese as the typhoon obviously is strengthening once again before landfall!
According to radar, Goni has made his turn to the north and is following the contour of Japans southwestern coastline.




Quoting 133. Grothar:


I don't think it is a -80. The Navy has that about -60, but very good observation, Mah. There are a few others that have popped up in the last hour. I am still going to watch it. I don't care what anybody says. I'll watch what I want.


it's your party
and you can watch what you want to
Watch what you want to
Watch what you want to

You'd watch it too if Danny can come back to you..

Or something like that.
(leslie Gore's lyrics)

I heard on satellite radio this morning on way to work.
Quoting 136. Drakoen:



Where? 98L is very asymmetric at the moment.


Ascat does not indicate a closed circulation


Quoting 136. Drakoen:



Where? 98L is very asymmetric at the moment.


Danny. I think I see a small burst of convection. He's a fighter!!!

j/k.
Quoting 140. nrtiwlnvragn:



Ascat does not indicate a closed circulation



You need to look again.
Quoting 139. rmbjoe1954:



it's your party
and you can watch what you want to
Watch what you want to
Watch what you want to

You'd watch it too if Danny can come back to you..

Or something like that.
(leslie Gore's lyrics)

I heard on satellite radio this morning on way to work.
Thanks a lot. Now I'll have Leslie Gore singing in my bad ear all day. :-)
I got 3 words on all future storms this year: Out To Sea
Quoting 144. mcluvincane:
I got 3 words on all future storms this year: Out To Sea


From your blog entry to God's ears (or eyes).
Goni is racing towards landfall in southern Japan. Looks to be maintaining intensity. JTWC is saying it's at 110kts, which seems reasonable to me, perhaps a shade generous.

Closing off the circulation will be a small challenge to 98L because she is moving pretty quick to the west. She needs to slow down some. Wind shear won't be as detrimental.
Quoting 136. Drakoen:



Where? 98L is very asymmetric at the moment.


If 98L can consolidate its circulation...
I am in the mood for some toast this morning.
Quoting 120. MahFL:



Remnant of Danny, not ex Danny, as per the NHC.
Yes. Thanks for clearing that up.
152. MahFL
Danny and the somewhat larger 98L :

Quoting 151. Gearsts:


That looks like Ike.
Quoting 152. MahFL:

Danny and the somewhat larger 98L :


Looks like a storm no doubt.
Quoting 154. GeoffreyWPB:

Andre, another mood swing? Be careful what you type.
what comment was a mood swing, I was just being sarcastic if you were referring about the tropics being quiet.
Quoting 138. ILwthrfan:

According to radar, Goni has made his turn to the north and is following the contour of Japans southwestern coastline.




Nevertheless, some folks will get the beast eventually ...
   Thanks Dr. Masters...
98L track very tricky, the longer it keeps holding its west path, the better chance it has of avoiding the trough. any recurve would be from a shortwave and not a deep trough so timing is essentially crucial for the track of future erica
Quoting 151. Gearsts:




Let's hope it won't look like ex-Danny is right now :(
Best wishes to Mike Bettes and the WUTV show! I wish you all the success imaginable.

PWS owners have always been more "under the radar" than outspoken on wu, so that could be an interesting inclusion. I hope somehow the members who are primarily wu photographers can be included.

"climate change stories will also occasionally be featured."
Hope argument and derision from the politically motivated do not affect the wunderground show the way this blog is affected by certain participants discussions. Many former wu participants choose to lurk now rather than comment. There will be no "ignore" button on the TV show. On the other hand, perhaps the "drama" would be good for ratings. lpl

Seriously. I hope you'll have a hit on your hands come the end of the week.
:)
162. MahFL
Quoting 159. wunderweatherman123:

of future erica


Erika is the correct spelling.
Quoting 154. GeoffreyWPB:

Andre, another mood swing? Be careful what you type.
It appears there are a few folks irritated about something this morning...
Boring

Good thing it's an el nino year

AScat shows a cloed low with 98L. Erica is born with 40mph
Quoting 166. stoormfury:

AScat shows a cloed low with 98L. Erica is born with 40mph

Agreed.
Quoting 161. Barefootontherocks:

climate change stories will also occasionally be featured.

Hope argument and derision from the politically motivated do not affect the wunderground show the way this blog is affected by certain participants discussions.. Many former wu participants choose to lurk now rather than comment. There will be no "ignore" button on the TV show. On the other hand, perhaps the "drama" would be good for ratings. lpl

Seriously. I hope you'll have a hit on your hands come the end of the week.
:)
I can't imagine that WU/TWC will be granting any airtime to climatological troglodytes such as Anthony Watts, "Steve Goddard", or Joe Bastardi. So long as that's the case, denialist derision should definitely be kept to a minimum, and all should be well.

I, for one, look forward to the program.
Quoting 139. rmbjoe1954:



it's your party
and you can watch what you want to
Watch what you want to
Watch what you want to

You'd watch it too if Danny can come back to you..

Or something like that.
(leslie Gore's lyrics)

I heard on satellite radio this morning on way to work.


Now that is an oldie.
There is a monster wave over Africa. It's location is about 10N 10E.
171. MahFL
The 2015 comeback king, comes back again. Should produce some much needed rain :

172. jpsb
Good Luck with the TV thing WU, break a leg!
98L is beginning to disappoint me
Quoting 170. scott39:

There is a monster wave over Africa. It's location is about 10N 10E.


Scott, you should go back and read some comments last night between 10 and 12. There was contest of what to name it. Some of the funniest laughs I've had.
Winds up to 40mph, pressure down. It's organizingInvest 98L
As of 12:00 UTC Aug 24, 2015:

Location: 14.2°N 43.6°W
Maximum Winds: 35 kt Gusts: N/A
Minimum Central Pressure: 1006 mb
Environmental Pressure: 1011 mb
Radius of Circulation: 180 NM
Radius of Maximum Wind: 50 NM
This will be Erika today.
Quoting 170. scott39:
There is a monster wave over Africa. It's location is about 10N 10E.


Everything I once thought was highly impropable has become reality in this El Nino year.

I can't recall all this tropical activity for an El Nino year.

Perhaps my number of storms for the 2015 season will be spot on at 10.
Quoting 173. CaribBoy:

98L is beginning to disappoint me
Why?


Looks like 98L will be a small system, so it will face the same problems as Danny.

Danny needs to be renamed Blobus Stubbornus. At least he is paving a way for soon to be Erika and moistening the atmosphere for it. Erika needs to send Danny some presents for helping it out.
Quoting 181. FunnelVortex:



Looks like 98L will be a small system, so it will face the same problems as Danny.


You may want the analysize the other components.
CMC shows 98L affecting two areas

Bermuda


East coast of Canada
Quoting 176. HurricaneAndre:

This will be Erika today.

I say by 5pm, 11pm at the latest.
98L is not as good as I expected it to look by now. If there can be a little thunderstorms to form in the NE it could begin consolidating a little more. Looks a little bit ragged at the moment.

it almost looks like what will be ericka is moving either west or a little sw at times which would bring it into the center caribbean. if thats the case would the remnants of danny become something that takes away some of the hostile conditions making a lane or a weakness for ericka to feel and stay more west
Quoting 179. Gearsts:

Why?


For the following reasons :

It's taking too much time to organize

it's moving too fast,

the convection have warmed

GFS/EURO don't like it much...

it may not turn WNW in time

it may move south of Guadeloupe if it stays weak

98L

Quoting 186. Grothar:

98L is not as good as I expected it to look by now. If there can be a little thunderstorms to form in the NE it could begin consolidating a little more. Looks a little bit ragged at the moment.




I expected that, its not a tropical system yet, it'll wax and wane though not as much as Danny did, it could go crazy in a few hours and we could be saying "wow didn't expect that!".
WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS
CARCAH, NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER, MIAMI, FL.
1150 AM EDT MON 24 AUGUST 2015
SUBJECT: TROPICAL CYCLONE PLAN OF THE DAY (TCPOD)
VALID 25/1100Z TO 26/1100Z AUGUST 2015
TCPOD NUMBER.....15-090

I. ATLANTIC REQUIREMENTS
1. SUSPECT AREA
FLIGHT ONE -- TEAL 73 FLIGHT TWO -- NOAA 43
A. 25/2000Z A. 25/2000Z
B. AFXXX 01EEA INVEST B. NOAA 02XXA AL98
C. 25/1700Z C. 25/1800Z
D. 15.2N 51.7W D. 15.2N 51.7W
E. 25/1930Z TO 25/2330Z E. 25/2000Z TO 26/0000Z
F. SFC TO 15,000FT F. SFC TO 15,000FT

FLIGHT THREE -- NOAA 43 FLIGHT FOUR -- TEAL 74
A. 26/0800Z A. 26/1130Z
B. NOAA3 0305A CYCLONE B. AFXXX 0405A CYCLONE
C. 26/0600Z C. 26/0935Z
D. 15.8N 55.0W D. 16.3N 56.9W
E. 26/0800Z TO 26/1200Z E. 26/1200Z TO 26/1500Z
F. SFC TO 15,000FT F. SFC TO 15,000FT

2. OUTLOOK FOR SUCCEEDING DAY: POSSIBLE 6-HRLY FIXES
BEGINNING AT 27/0000Z. A NOAA P-3 MISSION AT 26/1800Z.
3. REMARKS: ALL TASKING ON DANNY CANCELED BY NHC AT 24/1415Z.
NOAA'S G-IV WILL FLY A RESEARCH MISSION AROUND THE
DEVELOPING SYSTEM AT 25/1400Z.

II. PACIFIC REQUIREMENTS
1. NEGATIVE RECONNAISSANCE REQUIREMENTS.
2. SUCCEEDING DAY OUTLOOK.....NEGATIVE.
3. REMARKS: ALL TASKING ON TD KILO CANCELED BY CPHC
AT 24/1615Z.
Quoting 188. CaribBoy:



For the following reasons :

It's taking too much time to organize

it's moving too fast,

the convection have warmed

GFS/EURO don't like it much...

it may not turn WNW in time

it may move south of Guadeloupe if it stays weak


Calm down and take a break ok. :)
Quoting 187. psetas23:

it almost looks like what will be ericka is moving either west or a little sw at times which would bring it into the center caribbean. if thats the case would the remnants of danny become something that takes away some of the hostile conditions making a lane or a weakness for ericka to feel and stay more west

98l center is NE of the convection blob.
98L still has some work to do... don't see it being classified yet. May be between 5PM and 11PM tonight 98L might get declared as a TD/TS but not before. Is lacking convection on its northern side and circulation is not fully closed yet.

195. SLU


Quoting 168. Neapolitan:

I can't imagine that WU/TWC will be granting any airtime to climatological troglodytes such as Anthony Watts, "Steve Goddard", or Joe Bastardi. So long as that's the case, denialist derision should definitely be kept to a minimum, and all should be well.

I, for one, look forward to the program.
Neo,
Your need to reply to my comment belies your statement. Not saying your statement includes derision. Glad it doesn't. Your statement does represent a need to speak up to anyone whom you (and others) deem do not follow your party line. Truth is, since 2010, this attitude has driven many good posters from these blogs.

As you saw, I wished the best to this new show. AND I hope the climate discussion, when it arises, is better moderated than it has been in these blogs. One good thing, comments on TV cannot be flagged off the page. lpl
Quoting 195. SLU:




Still open
198. SLU
Quoting 197. Gearsts:

Still open


Yup. This is a surface trough and not a tropical storm.
Quoting 196. Barefootontherocks:

Neo,
Your need to reply to my comment belies your statement. Not saying your statement includes derision. Glad it doesn't. Your statement does represent a need to speak up to anyone whom you (and others) deem do not follow your party line. Truth is, since 2010, this attitude has driven many good posters from these blogs.

As you saw, I wished the best to this new show. AND I hope the climate discussion, when it arises, is better moderated than it has been in these blogs. One good thing, comments on TV cannot be flagged off the page. lpl


I sure believe that climate change is an issue, and is caused by man, but life is too short to bicker it away about climate change whether it be on a blog or in person.
Quoting 198. SLU:



Yup. This is a surface trough and not a tropical storm.
Is moving too fast, should be a cyclone when it can get that forward speed down a bit.
If Erika catches up to Danny and they merge...can we rename her Danika??? LOL
Quoting 151. Gearsts:



Yikes! Heading towards Florida? I am not liking the track so far.
Quoting 164. CaribBoy:

Boring




The landscape in that image looks the the hills of LA or San Diego, parched dry. Sad stuff...
I don't trust Erica soon to be. lol hehehee
Quoting 202. CitikatzSouthFL:


Yikes! Heading towards Florida? I am not liking the track so far.


Calm down...it's over a week away...nothing to worry about.. just keep tracking each day..things change :)
Quoting 201. CitikatzSouthFL:

If Erika catches up to Danny and they merge...can we rename her Danika??? LOL


Well, if she's like *that* Danica, she'll move slowly and crash well before the end of the race.
207. 7544
new gfs takes a very week 98l y to sf looks like alot of needed rain for them in 5 days
Quoting 187. psetas23:

it almost looks like what will be ericka is moving either west or a little sw at times which would bring it into the center caribbean. if thats the case would the remnants of danny become something that takes away some of the hostile conditions making a lane or a weakness for ericka to feel and stay more west



Your looking at Midlevel Convection and Not the LLC
Quoting 208. GeoffreyWPB:




I see the cloud tops are warming on 98L, probably a result of DMIN
Quoting 154. GeoffreyWPB:




OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quoting 211. 62901IL:



OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


TBH I wouldn't trust that ATM
Quoting 194. WxLogic:

98L still has some work to do... don't see it being classified yet. May be between 5PM and 11PM tonight 98L might get declared as a TD/TS but not before. Is lacking convection on its northern side and circulation is not fully closed yet.




They won't classify a system before 5pm unless recon was in there Or it was within 24hrs of a landfall. They wait till the usual 11,5 am/pm updates
Quoting 151. Gearsts:




I hope this doesn't happen...
Quoting 212. FunnelVortex:



TBH I wouldn't trust that ATM


Why...Oh. I didn't see it was 126 hours out.
possible regeneration of Danny just s.w.of florida gfs
Quoting 202. CitikatzSouthFL:


Yikes! Heading towards Florida? I am not liking the track so far.
Lordy...Nino needs to throw down before the next major.....:)

You can clearly see the "exposed" lower level circulation of 98L in this loop right around 45W-13N; it is drawing in some dry air and needs to slow down a bit but may be able to make TD by the 2:00 PM mark:



Forecast for my area next week.

Today Sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Tonight Clear, with a low around 53. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 53. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 57. Light north wind.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 59. East wind 3 to 5 mph.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind around 6 mph.

OH GOD...I NEED THUNDERSTORMS OR SOMETHING...
Quoting 219. weathermanwannabe:

You can clearly see the "exposed" lower level circulation of 98L in this loop right around 54W-12N; it is drawing in some dry air and needs to slow down a bit but may be able to make TD by the 2:00 PM mark:



Guys don't give up. This is doing very well.
Quoting 219. weathermanwannabe:

You can clearly see the "exposed" lower level circulation of 98L in this loop right around 45W-13N; it is drawing in some dry air and needs to slow down a bit but may be able to make TD by the 2:00 PM mark:






They won't before 5pm
Quoting 221. HurricaneAndre:

Guys don't give up. This is doing very well.


Better than Danny ever did...
Quoting 223. 62901IL:



Better than Danny ever did...


Danny was a major hurricane....
Quoting 217. islander101010:

possible regeneration of Danny just s.w.of florida gfs


false ...near 0% chance
Hope the show goes well tonight, I'll be tuned in. And here's to the theme song to be more Nirvana and less Pearl Jam.
Quoting 129. AreadersinceWilma:

Not sure that the trees in my backyard (Bonifant Road, Silver Spring, MD) are aware that this is still August. For sure it is going to require a visit to store for a supply of leaf bags and crank up the leaf blower this next weekend,


Mine are all green. However it's been very dry for the past seven weeks after a very wet June and trees are getting stressed. They certainly aren't changing color from chill.

Quoting 224. VAbeachhurricanes:



Danny was a major hurricane....


Well, it's in the Developmental stages, and it is doing better than Danny did in the developmental stages.
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
Quoting 228. 62901IL:



Well, it's in the Developmental stages, and it is doing better than Danny did in the developmental stages.


Danny had quite good structure from the beginning 98L has been much slower to develop ..
Man, some people on here EXPECT/WANT so bad devastation to the MAX with every storm. I mean Danny was a MAJOR, yes MAJOR hurricane at one point, none of us thought that, but he did obtain that status. And people are acting like it was a crap shot just because it didn't cause any deaths/destruction....makes me wonder why some follow weather
Quoting 168. Neapolitan:

I can't imagine that WU/TWC will be granting any airtime to climatological troglodytes such as Anthony Watts, "Steve Goddard", or Joe Bastardi. So long as that's the case, denialist derision should definitely be kept to a minimum, and all should be well.

I, for one, look forward to the program.
Me too...This is a good time to get solid scientific data out for all to see...when the facts come in, I believe those watching will be able to determine what is really happening...Most, not all..
Very much looking forward to the broadcast. Still wondering how much interaction will be used between the crew and people watching WUTV? It should be like Twitter, but on tv. Live blog weather info.
Quoting 231. TeleConnectSnow:

Man, some people on here EXPECT/WANT so bad devastation to the MAX with every storm. I mean Danny was a MAJOR, yes MAJOR hurricane at one point, none of us thought that, but he did obtain that status. And people are acting like it was a crap shot just because it didn't cause any deaths/destruction....makes me wonder why some follow weather


I think they are dissapointed also that it didn't come to their area OR/also it didn't get even stronger. Once it started to fizzle... the kids get upset.
Quoting 168. Neapolitan:

I can't imagine that WU/TWC will be granting any airtime to climatological troglodytes such as Anthony Watts, "Steve Goddard", or Joe Bastardi. So long as that's the case, denialist derision should definitely be kept to a minimum, and all should be well.

I, for one, look forward to the program.


God forbid any type of dissenting viewpoint. Wouldn't want to upset any type of narrative.
Quoting 202. CitikatzSouthFL:

Yikes! Heading towards Florida? I am not liking the track so far.


That's Ok at this stage of the watching game. It will no doubt change at the next update.
Quoting 236. BuckStrider:



God forbid any type of dissenting viewpoint. Wouldn't want to upset any type of narrative.
You misunderstand. I'm not talking about scientific skepticism or dissension; those are necessary and welcome. No, I'm talking about denial of evidence based on nothing more than ideology and greed.. Those have no place in a serious scientific discussion.
239. jeffB

Quoting 236. BuckStrider:



God forbid any type of dissenting viewpoint. Wouldn't want to upset any type of narrative.
Yeah, and why aren't we discussing climate models' complete failure to include the effects of phlogiston? I mean, there is long-standing evidence supporting its existence! Why is that evidence being suppressed?

I'm just as happy to see a program that focuses on scientific, not political, aspects of weather. (Well, I would be, if we hadn't discontinued the cable service that brought us The Weather Channel.) If you find it distasteful, your cable provider probably also offers a well-known news channel that caters to your chosen perspective.
240. jeanX
I don't know if Verizon FiOS gets TWC anymore.
I'll be on the computer at 6-8pm, but if
FiOS gets it, I'll be able to get on my monitor.

If I can figure out how to do this.
Does anyone know?
Dr. Masters: thanks for letting us know about the launch of this new show.

I enjoyed the humor of the five 'interview' clips with you and Mike Bettes. It'd be nice if some of that humor makes its way into the show.

I'll certainly be watching for it during this inaugural week.

I must say, as nice as it is to get 2 hours per day for 5 days a week of WU on TWC, that's an awful lot of television to have to produce. 10 hours per week of semi-scripted TV is quite a chunk to chew off for the first WU show. I hope it doesn't become too burdensome too quickly.

May I say that after watching some of the rehearsal clips on WUTV, the set is too busy and will be a distraction to many viewers. I hope the executive producers have a chance to rethink their decision on set design.

Making the set's centerpiece a bar doesn't work for a show that has so much to show us. It's annoying to have to see the back or the side of someone talking to either Mike Bettes or Sarah when they're sitting at the bar.

Plus, all the elements of the bar set (the lights, the wallpaper, the pictures, etc.) are there only because of the decision to center the set around a bar. They don't add much visual value for the viewer, and over time, become a distraction.

I think I understand TWC's logic of choosing a bar to anchor the show's set: it's an 'underground' show, so why not make it look like someone's finished basement with a home bar in it. Ultimately, though, it's a facile metaphor.

I have hopes for this show, but I fear it's already too much TWC and not enough WU.

Also, grunge had its heyday in the '90's. Surely in over twenty years of rock and pop music evolution, something other than that genre can be represented as the musical face of this show.
Hi, how can I find my personal weather station on weather underground, I see a friend of mine is listed but not mine. Thanks a lot......... rick
Hopefully , they can eliminate some of the Drama that goes on
Dr. Masters I'm excited about this. I'm disabled full time weather geek. I'm also excited about the show when you show everyone the correct way to install a personal weather station here at my house in cape may New Jersey . Lol I have my station I.D but no station. I strive to learn and you and J.C from weather NJ. have taught me so much. This is just what I needed. You have always been my go to guy and you must be thrilled how your career has gone and I hope this turns out to be everything you have worked so hard for. Sounds like a great format and the time slot is fair to all I think.
245. WXOTM
Congratulations! Watching now.

This is going to be a great program.
Godspeed, Weather Underground. Please, just don't WASTE our time with "global warming" garbage.

Focus on the weather, please.
Excellent show on The Weather Channel! Looking forward to more of this! Congrats WUTV!
Congratulations... I have been here at this site since you have had 297 pictures in the photo section!
Looking forward to watching TWC.
Great show, Dr. Masters! Kudos to you and everyone who put this together.