Wunderground.com sold to The Weather Channel Companies

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 6:30 PM GMT on July 02, 2012

It's true. After 17 years as an independent company, Weather Underground has been sold, and will now be part of The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC.) As one of the founders of Weather Underground, I am excited about embarking upon this new chapter in our company's history. Having the infrastructure, resources, and content of The Weather Channel Companies will enable wunderground to create some great new products, and improve the quality and reliability of our existing content. We will now be called Weather Underground, LLC, and will maintain the wunderground.com web site as it is.


Figure 1. The original seven founders of wunderground.com, plus our first employee, circa 1998. In front, from left to right: Chris Schwerzler, Jeff Masters, Jeff Ferguson. In back: Dave Brooks, Alan Steremberg, Perry Samson, Chuck Prewitt, and Mike MacDonald.

The wild ride that began in 1995
Back in 1995, when the newly created commercial Internet put up for sale domains with a ".com" designation, and Weather Underground, Inc. became the world's first commercial weather web site, I could not have anticipated the wild ride that brought us to where we are at today. We registered the 2,000th domain ever taken, "wunderground.com", in 1995, missing registering "weather.com " by a month. Later that year, a group of executives from The Weather Channel visited us in Ann Arbor, inquiring on how we might work together. No sale resulted, but over the years, The Weather Channel and Weather Underground have had a number of meetings to discuss a possible merger. Many other companies have inquired about buying us, but we have always opted to stay independent, in order to nurture our creative, alternative weather web site and keep breaking new ground. The company's growth was slow at first, since we never took venture capital money. We grew from 6 employees in 1999 to 20 in 2009. But in the past three years, Weather Underground entered into a rapid period of growth that saw our staff more than double to 57 people. With a swelling user base around the globe, and with demands for our services to be made available across so many new digital platforms like mobile phones and tablets, the board recognized the need for an even greater injection of resources, and the decision was made to merge with The Weather Channel Companies.

How will the merger with The Weather Channel improve wunderground?
The Weather Channel is committed to keeping the Weather Underground brand and the web site in its current form. Weather Underground CEO Alan Steremberg will remain in charge, and our meteorologists and developers will continue to create the ground-breaking weather products that we're renowned for. The plan is to make both wunderground.com and weather.com stronger, by sharing content and infrastructure. Many Weather Underground features, such as our Personal Weather Station data, WunderMap, and my blog, are scheduled to also appear on the weather.com web site in the coming months. My blog's main home will continue to be wunderground.com, and I have been asked to continue to write the same variety of science-based posts on hurricanes, extreme weather, and climate change that I've provided since 2005. I enjoy communicating weather science, and am pleased I will be able to do this for both wunderground and The Weather Channel, which has an audience about three times as large as wunderground's.



Figure 2. One my favorite wunderphotos: a rainbow in Cyprus. With over 1.5 million wunderphotos uploaded, the wunderground community has helped make the web site far better than the employees could have done on their own.

For more information, see our press release, and WU meteorologist Shaun Tanner's blog.

Jeff Masters

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1139. Ossqss
Quoting AllBoardedUp:
Unbelievable news today! Wow, this merger come out of left field, or what!



LOL, you got that right ! (ª¿ª)

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

My favorite discussion from the NHC.


ZCZC MIATCDAT5 ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
TROPICAL DEPRESSION ZETA DISCUSSION NUMBER 30
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 PM EST FRI JAN 06 2006

SHOWER ACTIVITY HAS CONTINUED TO DECREASE AND IS NOW LIMITED TO JUST
A FEW SKINNY BANDS OF SHALLOW CONVECTION WELL TO THE EAST OF THE
CENTER. AS SUCH... ZETA NO LONGER MEETS THE CRITERIA OF A TROPICAL
CYCLONE... WHICH MEANS THAT BOTH IT AND THE 2005 ATLANTIC HURRICANE
SEASON HAVE ENDED.

THE INITIAL MOTION ESTIMATE IS 285/6. ZETA HAS MADE A JOG BACK TO
THE NORTHWEST... BUT THE AVERAGE MOTION OVER THE PAST 18 HOURS HAS
BEEN WEST-NORTHWESTERLY AT ABOUT 06 KT. THE REMNANT CIRCULATION OF
ZETA IS FORECAST TO MOVE IN A WEST-NORTHWEST OR NORTHWESTWARD
DIRECTION FOR THE NEXT 24-36 HOURS... AND TURN NORTHWARD AFTERWARDS
AS THE REMNANT LOW COMES UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INCREASING
SOUTHERLY LOW-LEVEL FLOW AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT CURRENTLY
MOVING EASTWARD ACROSS THE BAHAMAS. BY 72 HOURS... THE SKELETAL
REMAINS OF ZETA ARE EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE OR BE ABSORBED BY THE
FRONTAL SYSTEM.

I SUPPOSE IT IS ONLY FITTING THAT THE RECORD-BREAKING 2005 ATLANTIC
HURRICANE SEASON ENDS WITH A RECORD BREAKING STORM. TODAY... ZETA
SURPASSED 1954 ALICE #2 AS THE LONGEST-LIVED TROPICAL CYCLONE TO
FORM IN DECEMBER AND CROSS OVER INTO THE NEXT YEAR. ZETA WAS ALSO
THE LONGEST-LIVED JANUARY TROPICAL CYCLONE. IN ADDITION...ZETA
RESULTED IN THE 2005 SEASON HAVING THE LARGEST ACCUMULATED CYCLONE
ENERGY...OR ACE... SURPASSING THE 1950 SEASON. SO... UNTIL THE 2006
SEASON BEGINS... UNLESS ZETA SOMEHOW MAKES AN UNLIKELY MIRACLE
COMEBACK... THIS IS THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SIGNING OFF FOR
2005... FINALLY.

FORECASTER STEWART

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INITIAL 06/2100Z 23.4N 50.3W 25 KT...DISSIPATING
12HR VT 07/0600Z 24.0N 52.4W 25 KT...REMNANT LOW
24HR VT 07/1800Z 25.4N 54.8W 20 KT...REMNANT LOW
36HR VT 08/0600Z 27.8N 56.8W 20 KT...REMNANT LOW
48HR VT 08/1800Z 30.2N 57.0W 20 KT...REMNANT LOW
72HR VT 09/1800Z...DISSIPATED

$$
NNNN
It sounds like the hurricane center had a long and hard war with the 05 season.Glad they got a break in 06.
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Quoting RitaEvac:
Hi Wonderground folks! I'm from the TWC site and can't wait to interact with you crazy weather geeks. I looooove watching the shows all day on TWC. Pretty soon we'll have facebook and twitter folks all up in here blogging at the same time. Which is why we have massive servers to handle the HUGE load that is coming to this site soon. We also like to keep things simple and not too complicated because that stuff is boring. In fact I better get back to my shows on TWC...Iron Man coming on!!!!!!


And no talking about MJO and telleconnections, and El Nino, actual weather stuff.... those days are gone forever!!!!!!

Venting Flag: ON

We can hide all our actual weather conversation in white font color while we post pics of catfish and Seadoos, since we're all Atlantans now :)
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1136. hydrus
Quoting Patrap:
..you're so Bain, you probably think this entrie's about you"...
Jesus Christ Pat...
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I'm going to be honest, I haven't had cable in years. When I get to watch TWC, I enjoy their true weather stories and shows about storm chasing. They're it on cable for weather and I have enjoyed them immensely. That said, if I wanted up to the minute updates and warnings and a complete breakdown on what was happening TWC wouldn't be my first thought for expert opinions. Commercialized is what I think of when I think of TWC, but this move shows one of two things: either they're looking to cater to the serious weather fan, or they're trying to buy up the best and most popular sites to eliminate the real science given to sheepjohn public who might be lucky enough to stumble on it.
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Good evening everyone! I see that Wunderground has gone to the dark side. And could this be the genesis of another derecho event?
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1133. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting RitaEvac:
That's short term talk Pat, years and years from now Wunderground will no longer be. The whole point of mergers.
it will be here rita its going global
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Quoting AllBoardedUp:
Unbelievable news today! Wow, this merger come out of left field, or what! My weather porn going mainstream?

Some people might have me on their ignore list, some might think I'm a troll (god forbid), but I have been lurking on here with occasional post since the '05 hurricane season. I really like this site the way it is now so I hope any changes will be for the better.

LoLOLOLOL.This site is like a guilty pleasure.
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1131. Grothar
Quoting Seawall:


To find out what happens to Grothar, you'll have to rent Mel Brook's History of the World, Part I. LOL
j/k, Grothar!


Hey, Sea!! I can take it!
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Quoting Mucinex:
In "other" weather website news, I'm not enjoying having to jump through 2 extra hoops to get to the National Mosaic radar on NWS.


I'll just give it to you here then:

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I should be ok as long as I don't start getting a little Al Roker "pop-up" face or something like that when I first log on here in the morning to check my "real" weather..........
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Quoting KoritheMan:
A chronological outline of what I deem to be the most interesting events of the 2005 season (aka, what made it stand out so much, bewilder seasonal hurricane forecasters, and make us all **** our pants):

July

July was exceptionally active, with the formation of five named storms, including two major hurricanes, and a lone Category 5. Two of the three hurricanes (Dennis and Emily) hit a portion of the Gulf Coast as major hurricanes. Also, if I'm not mistaken, Dennis was the earliest US major hurricane strike since Hurricane Audrey in 1957.

August

We get a brief respite from activity before Harvey shows up on August 2. Thereafter, we would not see another storm free day until the dissipation of Hurricane Beta in late October. Of course, Katrina ravages the northern Gulf Coast, causing unprecedented economic devastation and enormous loss of life.

September

Another active month. But what made this one stand out was of course, another US major hurricane (Rita).

October

Aside from July, this was another month that gave us the reassured foreboding that it wasn't quite over. Seven named storms occurred, the highest on record for October if I'm not mistaken. Yet again, a major hurricane struck the US coast: Hurricane Wilma. Oh, and this is where things get REALLY good: the formation of Tropical Storm Alpha on 22 marked the first occasion of our use of the Greek alphabet to name storms. And believe it or not, we got pretty far in this too...

December

We get a rare December hurricane, the first since Lili in 1984. Those are always nice, aren't they? In addition, Tropical Storm Zeta forms.

January

And persists into January 2006. At this point we just wanted to kill ourselves.

This concludes your bedtime story. Go to bed now, kiddies.

My favorite discussion from the NHC.


ZCZC MIATCDAT5 ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
TROPICAL DEPRESSION ZETA DISCUSSION NUMBER 30
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
4 PM EST FRI JAN 06 2006

SHOWER ACTIVITY HAS CONTINUED TO DECREASE AND IS NOW LIMITED TO JUST
A FEW SKINNY BANDS OF SHALLOW CONVECTION WELL TO THE EAST OF THE
CENTER. AS SUCH... ZETA NO LONGER MEETS THE CRITERIA OF A TROPICAL
CYCLONE... WHICH MEANS THAT BOTH IT AND THE 2005 ATLANTIC HURRICANE
SEASON HAVE ENDED.

THE INITIAL MOTION ESTIMATE IS 285/6. ZETA HAS MADE A JOG BACK TO
THE NORTHWEST... BUT THE AVERAGE MOTION OVER THE PAST 18 HOURS HAS
BEEN WEST-NORTHWESTERLY AT ABOUT 06 KT. THE REMNANT CIRCULATION OF
ZETA IS FORECAST TO MOVE IN A WEST-NORTHWEST OR NORTHWESTWARD
DIRECTION FOR THE NEXT 24-36 HOURS... AND TURN NORTHWARD AFTERWARDS
AS THE REMNANT LOW COMES UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INCREASING
SOUTHERLY LOW-LEVEL FLOW AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT CURRENTLY
MOVING EASTWARD ACROSS THE BAHAMAS. BY 72 HOURS... THE SKELETAL
REMAINS OF ZETA ARE EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE OR BE ABSORBED BY THE
FRONTAL SYSTEM.

I SUPPOSE IT IS ONLY FITTING THAT THE RECORD-BREAKING 2005 ATLANTIC
HURRICANE SEASON ENDS WITH A RECORD BREAKING STORM. TODAY... ZETA
SURPASSED 1954 ALICE #2 AS THE LONGEST-LIVED TROPICAL CYCLONE TO
FORM IN DECEMBER AND CROSS OVER INTO THE NEXT YEAR. ZETA WAS ALSO
THE LONGEST-LIVED JANUARY TROPICAL CYCLONE. IN ADDITION...ZETA
RESULTED IN THE 2005 SEASON HAVING THE LARGEST ACCUMULATED CYCLONE
ENERGY...OR ACE... SURPASSING THE 1950 SEASON. SO... UNTIL THE 2006
SEASON BEGINS... UNLESS ZETA SOMEHOW MAKES AN UNLIKELY MIRACLE
COMEBACK... THIS IS THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SIGNING OFF FOR
2005... FINALLY.

FORECASTER STEWART

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INITIAL 06/2100Z 23.4N 50.3W 25 KT...DISSIPATING
12HR VT 07/0600Z 24.0N 52.4W 25 KT...REMNANT LOW
24HR VT 07/1800Z 25.4N 54.8W 20 KT...REMNANT LOW
36HR VT 08/0600Z 27.8N 56.8W 20 KT...REMNANT LOW
48HR VT 08/1800Z 30.2N 57.0W 20 KT...REMNANT LOW
72HR VT 09/1800Z...DISSIPATED

$$
NNNN
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1127. Patrap
With Cindy in Post Season analysis, we had 3 Hurricanes in July me tinks.



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1126. Mucinex
In "other" weather website news, I'm not enjoying having to jump through 2 extra hoops to get to the National Mosaic radar on NWS.
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1125. barbamz
Quoting Patrap:
Always good to hear from Europe here.

As it is confirmed by science people can handle friendships up to 200 persons but no more.

Here in America we have these folks we call politicians, and well, you can fill in the rest easily.


In Europe we got them folks too, I guess. Stay in touch anyway, Pat, wont we? But now I have to leave, really. "Morning has broken ..." "Blackbird has spoken", already. Grothar, as you know, Europeans always tend to go to bed when you're just raising.
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A chronological outline of what I deem to be the most interesting events of the 2005 season (aka, what made it stand out so much, bewilder seasonal hurricane forecasters, and make us all **** our pants):

July

July was exceptionally active, with the formation of five named storms, including two major hurricanes, and a lone Category 5. Two of the three hurricanes (Dennis and Emily) hit a portion of the Gulf Coast as major hurricanes. Also, if I'm not mistaken, Dennis was the earliest US major hurricane strike since Hurricane Audrey in 1957.

August

We get a brief respite from activity before Harvey shows up on August 2. Thereafter, we would not see another storm free day until the dissipation of Hurricane Beta in late October. Of course, Katrina ravages the northern Gulf Coast, causing unprecedented economic devastation and enormous loss of life.

September

Another active month. But what made this one stand out was of course, another US major hurricane (Rita).

October

Aside from July, this was another month that gave us the reassured foreboding that it wasn't quite over. Seven named storms occurred, the highest on record for October if I'm not mistaken. Yet again, a major hurricane struck the US coast: Hurricane Wilma. Oh, and this is where things get REALLY good: the formation of Tropical Storm Alpha on 22 marked the first occasion of our use of the Greek alphabet to name storms. And believe it or not, we got pretty far in this too...

December

We get a rare December hurricane, the first since Lili in 1984. Those are always nice, aren't they? In addition, Tropical Storm Zeta forms.

January

And persists into January 2006. At this point we just wanted to kill ourselves.

This concludes your bedtime story. Go to bed now, kiddies.
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Unbelievable news today! Wow, this merger come out of left field, or what! My weather porn going mainstream?

Some people might have me on their ignore list, some might think I'm a troll (god forbid), but I have been lurking on here with occasional post since the '05 hurricane season. I really like this site the way it is now so I hope any changes will be for the better.

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1122. Patrap
Always good to hear from Europe here.

As it is confirmed by science people can handle friendships up to 200 persons but no more.

Here in America we have these folks we call politicians, and well, you can fill in the rest easily.
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Quoting Patrap:
..this could, and I stress "could",..be the first actual sign of the 2012 Apocalypse to come



Wish there was a like button! So funny!
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I know I'm late to this party but the TWC news is sad to me. I came here in April 2003 to get away from the trash on weather.com. I trust Jeff knows what he's doing and can maintain wunderground.com as an independent entity with quality content we're used to but I am not feeling hopeful seeing what they've done to themselves...I refuse to use any of it. At least the Weather Underground founders can finally cash out.
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1119. Seawall
Quoting etxwx:


In spite of the wee bit of trepidation I feel about the WU/TWC news today, I have busted out laughing several times over the comments here. Thanks folks!
Patrap...now I'm going to have to rent that movie to find out what happens to Grothar.

Ummm..weather topic? We are back to more seasonal temps, high humidity, but still no rain. The Gulf blob did not make it this far east.


To find out what happens to Grothar, you'll have to rent Mel Brook's History of the World, Part I. LOL
j/k, Grothar!
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1118. Patrap
Quoting Grothar:


I survived and spent my Golden years on a blog.


I wunder what the folks looking back at the archived entries here in 100 years from Lake Newt on the Moon are gonna think?

: )
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1117. barbamz
O.K. people, here in Germany it's already 4.20 a.m. It took me so long to catch up with the news and the whole blog when I came home late this evening. Don't know how to juge yet. I'm following the blog since about 2005/2006. It has been I nice place to stay for me, even so I don't post too much by myself. I just hope that the quality of information will be the same as it has been, including some very welcome views "over the pond" from Dr. Masters. And that the community over here will be quite the same, though of course it always changes a bit. As it is confirmed by science people can handle friendships up to 200 persons but no more. Brain is limited, at least mine ;-)
All the best and a good night to you from Germany, Barb.
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Jeff Masters should be given a hand in the thinking and programming of TWC. While the casual observer of weather likes the programming, maybe Jeff can convince them of at least an hour or two daily, even if it's 12-2AM, for detailed breakdowns of today's weather, current or developing storms, and prognostication on what is to come. Going into the deep science of it all at the same time. Huge die hard group would latch to it and tune in and say, "TWC cares again about those of us very serious about weather and the science behind it."
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1115. Patrap
They had SOS and good confirmation of Icebergs that evening.

But alas, Capt White was under orders to Steam at best speed for schedule to New York.

Fate has a way of scoffing at Mans Folly.


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1114. Grothar
Quoting etxwx:


In spite of the wee bit of trepidation I feel about the WU/TWC news today, I have busted out laughing several times over the comments here. Thanks folks!
Patrap...now I'm going to have to rent that movie to find out what happens to Grothar.

Ummm..weather topic? We are back to more seasonal temps, high humidity, but still no rain. The Gulf blob did not make it this far east.


I survived and spent my Golden years on a blog.
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1113. Patrap

602
WUUS53 KDLH 030212
SVRDLH
MNC001-017-021-061-075-115-137-WIC007-013-031-030 300-
/O.NEW.KDLH.SV.W.0087.120703T0212Z-120703T0300Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
912 PM CDT MON JUL 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH MN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN AITKIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
CARLTON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MINNESOTA...
EXTREME EAST CENTRAL CASS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
EASTERN ITASCA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MINNESOTA...
NORTHEASTERN PINE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MINNESOTA...
NORTHERN BAYFIELD COUNTY IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN...
NORTHERN BURNETT COUNTY IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN...
DOUGLAS COUNTY IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN...

* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT

* AT 908 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS
IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM FAIRBANKS TO PALMERS TO STURGEON LAKE...AND MOVING
EAST AT 55 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
DUXBURY...HARLIS...PATZAU AND FOXBORO AROUND 920 PM CDT.
MARKVILLE...KINGSDALE...CLOVERTON AND DANBURY AROUND 925 PM CDT.
RIVERSIDE...COZY CORNER...SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK AND
WENTWORTH AROUND 930 PM CDT.
FINLAND...DAIRYLAND AND SILVER BAY AROUND 935 PM CDT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE
ACROSS NORTHERN MINNESOTA. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.


INTENSE SQUALL LINES CAN OCCASIONALLY PRODUCE BRIEF TORNADOES IN
ADDITION TO WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE. ALTHOUGH NOT
IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON
THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. THIS STORM HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY AND SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
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Quoting Grothar:



Yawn. You people still at it! Hey, Geoff, I hate to spoil the fun, but we beat the aliens in the end.

























Next you will tell me the Titanic sank.
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1111. Patrap
..this could, and I stress "could",..be the first actual sign of the 2012 Apocalypse to come

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#9 largest polygon warning now issued on the heels of the #3 largest as the damaging line of storms moves through Duluth, MN.
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1109. Grothar
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
Watching Independence Day…Campy, but fun.



Yawn. You people still at it! Hey, Geoff, I hate to spoil the fun, but we beat the aliens in the end.























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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Exactly...borderline Category 2 hurricane. Gusts are always much higher.


True, but technically, the answer is still Cat 1.

Higher gusts are part and parcel of the hurricane ;)






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Quoting Articuno:

Nope.

Link

Exactly...borderline Category 2 hurricane. Gusts are always much higher.
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Quoting Ameister12:
Duluth tower cam has a great view of the approaching storm.

I see rainbow dots...
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Poll question...

Will the TWC get rid of polls?

A. Yes
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Florence was a borderline Category 2 hurricane, so the gusts were likely nearing Category 3 strength.

Nope.

Link
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Duluth tower cam has a great view of the approaching storm.
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Quoting Articuno:

A. As you see here, hurricane florence
Link

Florence was a borderline Category 2 hurricane, so the gusts were likely nearing Category 3 strength.
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1101. etxwx
Quoting Patrap:
..can you Launch the Blogs thru the Eye of the Hurricane Mr. Cantore?

We will support it.

keeperofthegate do we have a window to make point Charlie while the Eye is over the wu-server?

..Aye Patrap.

Then we're go for TWC insertion on 25,July 2012.


Get Grothar in the Van



In spite of the wee bit of trepidation I feel about the WU/TWC news today, I have busted out laughing several times over the comments here. Thanks folks!
Patrap...now I'm going to have to rent that movie to find out what happens to Grothar.

Ummm..weather topic? We are back to more seasonal temps, high humidity, but still no rain. The Gulf blob did not make it this far east.
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Watching Independence Day…Campy, but fun.
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While riding through rock creek park today I saw trees snapped in half or uprooted completely.I never seen so many trees down.I wanna give the line of storms that moved through a name...Mike! :).
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Jim cantore gets knocked down by Hurricane Florence, CAT 1` hurricane

Just to post it again
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Thanks Mr. Cantore for ruining my poll question by having been knocked over in hurricanes before. Gonna blame him as opposed to myself for not researching the question first. Easier that way. :)
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Quoting Tribucanes:
Poll Time, my first ever....... What category hurricane would it take to knock Jim Cantore over.

A. Cat. 1
B. Cat. 2
C. Cat. 3
D. Cat. 4
E. Cat. 5
F. Super Typhoon Tip


a 30 mph breeze
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Yes I know but..sign.why couldn't 28 of those storms stay out to sea where they'll be more beautiful to look at.We all know that the "K" storm that year changed the gulf coast forever.


I won't ever forget Katrina, and neither will anyone else. But as I told someone the other day, weather doesn't cater to us. If we see a season with 28 storms, there will be landfalls. And most likely, destructive ones. That's simple mathematical probability.

Similarly, if happen to see a season like 1914 again, where only one named storm is observed, there is a pretty good chance of that one storm remaining away from land.

Just the way things work.
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Ah, another great cloud pic found on Reddit
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1093. Patrap
Cantore and them guys lost the Van and headed for the Armed Forces Retirement Home on the Back Bay.

Video, 8:40am CDT in the Morning at Biloxi, Miss 26 August 2005

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1091. bappit
Quoting Patrap:
..I never poll on Red beans and rice Monday as a rule..

But ,in dis case,Im gonna go with D Cat-4 cuz it happened in Katrina.

But Katrina was cat 3 at the second landfall.
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Quoting Tazmanian:
what is Normal now days


Probably whatever I am actively defying at the time...
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Quoting Tazmanian:
what is Normal now days

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Dr. Masters co-founded wunderground in 1995. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters 1986-1990. Co-blogging with him: Bob Henson, @bhensonweather

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