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Old 07-23-2007, 03:38 PM
 
Location: North of the Cow Pasture and South of the Wind Turbines
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I been through a few hurricanes and it is great that there is a channel that will really track it and give up to the minute details - but it seems in the last two years and especially this year they are chomping at the bit for some tropical action in the Atlantic. That blond girl in the morning seems disappointed that no real circulation develops with some small storms.

I think Jim Camtori is hanging on a pole somewhere practicing and getting in shape so he can hang on in the high winds to show us how powerful hurricanes are - Maybe its my imagination lol and that will be left undisputed. But they hype the hurricane central thing a bit much - I wonder if advertising revenue goes up when a tropical depression starts off the coast of Africa?

I'm tired from staining a fence so who knows....

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Old 07-23-2007, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I've noticed the same thing, but I think it's more of a not wanting egg on their faces two years in a row thing.. I believe last year was more active than this year and, except for Bermuda, it was VERY quiet last year.
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:18 PM
 
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If we get a hurricane again, I want Anderson Cooper to visit. That way, I know the hurricane won't make landfall here since AC usually picks the wrong city to broadcast from.
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:43 PM
 
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A tropical storm would be great if it went up the gulf coast and into Mississippi and Alabama.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:42 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Bovine, sorry but I had to laugh at your name. I don't think we've met here before.

But in response to your question, YES~I definitely think you're right. I doubt that any of them really want to see lives lost, but it's probably a "high" for them and it sure gets increased ratings!

And yea, they do probably realize they'll look unreliable if they're forecast for a large amount of canes doesn't materialize again.
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: North of the Cow Pasture and South of the Wind Turbines
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yeah its a funny name. Seems every time I want to see the weather which is useless for me anyway they are giving a report on how there is no tropical activity. Seems like a good thing to me so move on and give the weather!
Then they track any tropical storm in the world and say well in bingabondo there was a circular motion blah blah lol....whats the weather!

I will stick to looking out the window for my weather...
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:47 AM
 
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My thought is that if a hurricane does hit somewhere then The Weather Channel gets better ratings. So for them, storms of any kind and hurricanes equal more viewers and more money for them.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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A tropical storm would be great if it went up the gulf coast and into Mississippi and Alabama.
Just curious...why do you think it would be great?
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:07 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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My thought is that if a hurricane does hit somewhere then The Weather Channel gets better ratings. So for them, storms of any kind and hurricanes equal more viewers and more money for them.
I totally agree with you Roma it kinda like weathermen in californinia have worse ratings than on east coast.

A good hurricanes means more watchers and more ad dollars
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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Just curious...why do you think it would be great?
I think it's because they seriously need rain and a tropical storm is usually a LOT of rain without the massive winds of a hurricane. Plus by the time a hurricane made it up there it's usually a TS anyhow
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