Capital Weather Gang: Media


Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Apparently, no one wants to read about the weather at Weather.com

The top 10 stories on weather.com have nothing to do with weather.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Weather Channel returning to DirecTV, cutting back reality programming

Effective tomorrow, Wednesday, The Weather Channel will return to DirecTV’s line-up - with 50 percent less weekday reality TV.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:43 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, The Weather Channel

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Weather Channel brings back fan favorite Dave Schwartz, my friend

The down-to-earth Schwartz gained popularity in his prior 17-year tenure at The Weather Channel for his folksy, charming and clear presentation of weather information.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, Weather Channel

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/10/2014

The future of WeatherNation: Interview with president Michael Norton

With its new reach and high-profile spot on national television, CWG sent WeatherNation TV president Michael Norton questions regarding the network’s future plans.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 02/06/2014

The great Facebook flake-out: A little, not a lot of snow for East Coast this weekend

“They” said 20-30 inches of snow were coming this weekend. Cooler heads said not so fast and will prevail. But still, there could be a little snow.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:36 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, Snow, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 02/06/2014

AccuWeather gets in Weather Channel’s face

Sensing The Weather Channel is down, AccuWeather appears to be publicly stating it’s ready to pounce.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:02 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AccuWeather, Latest, Media, The Weather Channel

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 02/04/2014

The drawbacks of the automated weather app and need for human touch

Just because your favorite weather app says it’s so, doesn’t make it right.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:09 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, Technology, The Weather Channel

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Weather Channel shaking off DirecTV dispute, focusing on future

Weather Channel’s top official is looking beyond DirecTV conflict and sees a vibrant future for network - with or without DirecTV’s 20 million viewers.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:43 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, The Weather Channel

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Soul searching time for The Weather Channel

The mighty Weather Channel, dumped by DirecTV after failed contract negotiations, is facing an unexpected storm. How it withstands it will go a long way in determining whether it remains the dominant weather force in television.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:31 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, The Weather Channel

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Weather wars: DirecTV drops Weather Channel, AccuWeather to add channel

After weeks of fruitless negotiations, DirecTV unceremoniously dumped The Weather Channel from its line-up today.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:32 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AccuWeather, Latest, Media, The Weather Channel

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014

DirecTV dispute: Is Weather Channel trying to have it both ways?

The Weather Channel say its severe storms coverage provides an indispensable public service. Yet 40 percent of its programming is reality TV.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Viral weather terms we love but hate (POLL)

Consider this list of recent weather names/terms that perhaps you’ve heard mentioned at least one too many times. Vote for the one you’re completely over by now.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Weather, Humor, Latest, Media

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 01/11/2014

Weather Channel urging viewers to pressure DirecTV not to drop network

The Weather Channel, less than 3 days from potentially being dropped by satellite carrier DirectTV, is asking its viewers for help.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:05 PM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Weather Channel future with DirecTV up in the air

The pressure is on at The Weather Channel as major satellite TV provider DirecTV hints it may cut ties with the network.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:58 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Weather Channel snags Sam Champion from ABC

The Weather Channel announced today it has hired Sam Champion, weather anchor for Good Morning America, from ABC News.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:58 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 11/14/2013

The Weather Channel is getting back to weather, sort of

While The Weather Channel isn’t quite returning to its roots, the network has re-imagined itself this week with a new look and new emphasis on providing in-depth weather coverage.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:50 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Did Hurricane Sandy live up to the media hype? Yes, and then some

The news coverage surrounding the approach and landfall of Hurricane Sandy, however, was one of those strange times when a major storm actually lived up to the hype, and even exceeded it.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, Sandy, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Weather Channel says best chance for East Coast cold and snow not until late winter

The Weather Channel is out with its winter outlook, and it’s predicting that the current cold snap gripping much of the nation may not be a sign of what’s to come.

By Dan Stillman  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, Seasons

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Beware of faulty, flaky Facebook weather forecasts

A proliferation of Facebook weather page has led to misleading or flat out inaccurate information spreading virally, especially around high-interest weather events.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:04 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/17/2013

AccuWeather predicts below average snow for Washington, D.C. this winter

AccuWeather released its winter outlook last week and, reversing course from the previous two years, it’s not predicting a big winter for snow in the Mid-Atlantic.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, Seasons

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 10/08/2013

AccuWeather’s 45-day forecast fails to impress in multi-city test

AccuWeather’s long-term forecasts are not only generally inaccurate, but they also don’t capture predict general trends in weather as the company claims.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  01:56 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AccuWeather, Latest, Media

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Weather Channel to name winter storms for second year

Weather Channel to name winter storms for second year

By Jason Samenow  |  06:01 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus’ vow to never to fly again draws praise, criticism

Eric Holthaus’ vow to never fly again due to its impact on climate change has drawn a wide range of reactions.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Accuweather: You cannot be serious (new 45-day forecasts)

Accuweather calls its new 45-day weather forecast launched Monday "revolutionary." I call it a joke.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Flossie fantasy: Laughably erroneous weather story in IBT

A weather story in the International Business Times, posing as news, is so riddled with fiction, it could form the basis for SyFy's next preposterous disaster flick.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:49 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, Media, Tropical Weather

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 07/09/2013

SyFy's disaster double whammy: "Sharknado" and 9 other horrifying weather movies

Thursday night, SyFy debuts the movie "Sharknado", starring Tara Reid. Without even watching the movie, it promises to be legendary for its awfulness - which probably makes it worth watching.

By Jason Samenow  |  08:05 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, Media

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Spider freaks out Canadian weather broadcaster (VIDEO)

Global News BC (CHAN-TV) weather anchor Kristi Gordon had a bit of a scare when a giant spider "attacked" her on air

By Ian Livingston and Jason Samenow  |  04:08 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, Media

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Bob Ryan's retirement: sunny days remain for legendary forecaster

A giant in the world of broadcast meteorology and local celebrity, Bob Ryan has exemplified class and professionalism in his 30-plus year television tenure in Washington.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo dances through technical gaffe

When the TV camera fell to the floor midway through the weather broadcast last week of Colorado's Lisa Hidalgo last week, she was fast on her feet, literally.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:44 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, Media