The Weather Channel needs to go out of business.

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    Sep 01, 2010 11:51 AM GMT
    I'm so fucking tired of their page redirects, annoying popups (firefox only blocks a few), and their pages full of stupid ads.
    I tried to use it a few minutes ago and it was completely unusable because as soon as the page would load, it kept redirecting to some stupid ad page that never would completely load, and there was no way to stop it from redirecting to that non-loading ad page (apparently from surveys.cnet.com, and ad-block wouldn't take the filter to stop it).

    Fuck The Weather Chanel. It's by far the most annoying weather website on the internet, and needs to die.
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    Sep 01, 2010 12:07 PM GMT
    Firefox + Adblock Plus FTW
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    Sep 01, 2010 12:18 PM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidFirefox + Adblock Plus FTW
    I have that. The page still redirects.
    And, I added a filter to the page it's redirecting to...still won't stop redirecting.
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    Sep 01, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidFirefox + Adblock Plus FTW


    This has always worked for me just as it is supposed to. Also I've never had any redirect with weather.com.
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    Sep 01, 2010 1:44 PM GMT
    I prefer www.accuweather.com myself --- still some adds, but I just like the format.
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    Sep 01, 2010 2:28 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidFuck The Weather Chanel. It's by far the most annoying weather website on the internet, and needs to die.

    I don't have that problem. Not sure if it's because I use Safari on my Mac (there's also a Windows version) with the pop-up blocker activated, or because of where I open the Weather Channel.

    I have the browser's bookmarks bar, and also the Mac dock, set to open Weather Channel at the 10-day forecast for this ZIP code. That gives me an overview good for a quick look. Then I'll navigate from there if I want more detailed info, like the hourly forecast, or radar map. But even navigating to other views I'm not bothered by pop-ups or redirects.

    Where I AM disatisfied, however, or at least perplexed, is the difference between Weather Channel forecasts and the Weatherbug Elite app on my iPhone. The 2 never match, especially about precipitation, often disagreeing by 20 to 30 percentage points. And here's the kicker: Weather Channel's own iPhone app doesn't agree with the Weather Channel on my computer! Just like the Weatherbug, the WC app tends to show a higher precipitation percentage forecast than the online version.

    Now why is that? I could sorta understand if 2 different weather services disagreed (though I thought much of it's based on NWS data), but how does Weather Channel manage to disagree with itself? So that's my point of contention with online & mobile weather reports.
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    Sep 01, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    http://www.wunderground.com/
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    Sep 01, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    www.noaa.gov

    no ads, just news...

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    Sep 01, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    OK, now lets be reasonable for a moment.

    I expected to get some kind of criticism about the "Weather Channel" in general.. their presentation on cable, their mode of approach or sources.. certainly not their website.

    If their site is unsatisfactory, I suggest you send a credible comment and your suggestions. "Suggesting it die" probably won't get you very far.

    Personally I like the Weather folks there and the website I rarely check so I have no opinion.
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    Sep 01, 2010 9:35 PM GMT
    I just went to the site and did not have that problem. At the top of the screen a slim box did appear that said, "Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window." There was an 'options' button if you wanted to allow pop-ups from weather.com (The Weather Channel site).
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    Sep 01, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    blackhawksfan saidwww.noaa.gov

    no ads, just news...



    Absolutely. With The Weather Channel, or Accuweather or any of those, there is absolutely no guarantee that the forecasts are being made by degreed meteorologists. Their forecasts don't have to jive. They have little quality control, and no verification (meaning, independent statistical studies of accuracy).

    Instead, click on this

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/wrh/forecastoffice_tab.php

    and find the forecast office nearest to your area of interest. Each website is standardized and extremely content rich.

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    Sep 01, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    it can't go out of business... that's the last ditch effort insomnia cure! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 01, 2010 9:39 PM GMT
    Use Weather Underground... all kinds of amazing data and the ads are relatively unobtrusive. (You can also pay for the ad-less version.)

    You can get anything from active radar animations for your location to current star charts in one or two clicks. When I want to go sailing, I can get real-time wind conditions (and history graphs) from remote stations up and down the river before I decide which way to go. You can also add your own weather station to the network.
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    Sep 01, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    paradox saidhttp://www.wunderground.com/
    That is every pilot's favorite site. It's the most accurate, most intuitive, and gives an incredible aviation weather report. The only thing that tops it is the flight service stations (owned by Lockheed Martin) that pilots call before each flight, because they get their info directly from NOAA.

    The only thing I use Weather Channel for is the "Future" feature on the radar.
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    Sep 01, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    I have a Mac, I don't have any problems at all with the weather channel... and I looooove that guy who goes to all the hurricanes.