The Weather Channel reporters, with all their talk of Doppler radars and satellites and fear mongering weather graphics, are, in the end, just a bunch of liars. They may say you're in for sunny skies, but just hours later you'll find yourself beneath a torrential downpour, umbrella-less and unprepared. Hammacher…
Last month, The Weather Channel proclaimed that it would start naming winter storms in the manner of tropical storms and hurricanes in hopes that people would pay more attention to them. The National Weather Service—the official government agency in charge of all of this—just laid the smack down on that plan.
Do you remember the Blizzard of '96? Actually, okay, if you didn't live on the Eastern seaboard probably not. But! For a thrilling snowpocalypse it sure had one boring ass name. Well, the Weather Channel wants to fix that problem by giving winter storms wonderfully geeky names.
Google Maps has made speculative road trips easier than ever before. But when you actually make up your mind and decide to head out on one, wouldn't it be great if you could choose the route which had the best weather?
Attempting to gain some of the visual flair that iPad apps such as Weather HD have, the Weather Channel went and revamped their own app, endowing it with stylized animations which visualize the current weather outside your window.
Nintendo just graced us with the Wii's weather channel. It's slicker than the bloated weather.com website. And has a lot more personality than your average news person (Ron Burgundy excepted).