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Hurricane Central / Hurricane Alex: rare January Atlantic hurricane!
« on: January 14, 2016, 12:30:06 PM »
:wow:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/01/14/hurricane-alex-azores/78785472/

Alex formed as of today, just four and a half months before the official start of the season. It is the first Atlantic basin hurricane to form in the month of January since 1938.

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Local Forecast / IntelliSTAR units to be retired this October...???
« on: May 29, 2015, 12:34:06 AM »
Figured I should start a new topic about this. I came across this link to a PDF file through a random Google search:


https://www.nctconline.org/index.php/programming/technical-notices/item/download/74_f656cf3afe5f4b94de0028c8bc1b0568


Sounds like The Weather Channel is retiring all of the remaining IntelliSTAR units, requiring all cable headends who still have them to upgrade to an IS2 and/or an IS2 Jr by this October. Better enjoy the IS while it's still around, I suppose.

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Bug Reports / Extended/Boating Forecast config error
« on: November 13, 2014, 07:59:58 PM »
While I was loading the emulator this evening, both the extended and boating forecast pages were blank (see screenshots below). I went to my config page and attempted to reset the forecast zones for both the boating and extended forecast products, but I got this error message:

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NWS Zone: orz001


Data from NWS does not provide tabular Extended forecast data, try a close neighboring state.

I tried different NWS zones for both products, but wound up with the same error message each time.

Can this be looked into?

My STAR ID is TWCJim.

UPDATE: The NWS Zone configs are now working again. Thanks!  :thumbsup:

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Everything Else Classic TWC / Target: Tornado
« on: October 02, 2014, 07:47:55 PM »
Thought I should share this. It's a documentary video from 1996:

The Weather Channel- Target: Tornado


The video was taken from a copy of the VHS tape that was released in '96 as part of TWC's Tornado VHS Collection. I purchased the tape at a yard sale a few years back, and I recently found the tape while cleaning out my closet.

Here are pictures I took of the VHS box and tape:

http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc475/TWCJim/target_tornado_front_zps735912b8.jpg

http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc475/TWCJim/target_tornado_back_zps7bcd6cb4.jpg

http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc475/TWCJim/target_tornado_vhs_zps5de02a4f.jpg


If you haven't seen it already, enjoy the video!  :)

Also, here's a commercial of the Tornado Collection, from the same VHS tape:

The Weather Channel Tornado Collection (VHS Commercial)

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Bug Reports / Local Weather Data Temporary Unavailable
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:39:39 PM »
When I tried loading the emulator this morning, I saw the "Local Weather Data Temporary Unavailable" screen (see screenshot below). I tried rebuilding my config settings, changed to a different location, and even un-installed/re-installed the emulator, but I still kept seeing the unavailable screen. Is there something I did wrong?  :dunno:

My STAR ID is TWCJim.

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TWC and your Cable Company / AT&T to acquire DirecTV
« on: May 18, 2014, 06:21:10 PM »
http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/18/news/companies/att-directv/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

First the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger plan, now this?  :blink:

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General Discussion / Happy Birthday, phw115wvwx!
« on: February 12, 2014, 03:04:41 PM »
Figured I should bump this topic because it's February 12th again and I'd like to wish our friend Patrick (phw115wvwx) a very happy birthday today. Hope it's a good one!  :happy:

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WeatherSTAR Tech Support / STAR #27119 Error
« on: December 27, 2013, 06:30:49 PM »
Hi STAR team

The Dish Network STAR (27119) is still cuing the old reflecting TWC logo over the new graphics, which includes the both the live and long-form LDL as well as the SLF. I was able to catch the following screenshots of the glitch:





Can this glitch be looked into somewhat?

Thanks,
Jim

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WeatherSTAR Tech Support / LDL glitching on STAR #23550
« on: March 24, 2013, 04:57:05 PM »
Hi STAR team

The programming LDL on my IntelliSTAR has been glitching as of this morning, and continues to do so even as I speak. Each time during live programming, a second LDL has been cuing behind the glitching one. No problems on the main IS unit itself, however. Here is a video clip that I caught of the glitch this morning:

TWC IntelliSTAR LDL Glitch- Astoria, OR- March 24, 2013


The cable provider is Charter, and the ID number is 23550.

Can this be looked into?

Jim

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Normally I loathe all TWC long-form programming  :rolleyes:  but I just had to share this.

http://www.chinookobserver.com/news/local/tv-taping-show-on-nw-coast-guard/article_386ff24a-90e7-11e2-926c-001a4bcf887a.html

According to the Chinook Observer, a local newspaper in my area, it says TWC is going to film a new installment of the "Coast Guard" series, called "Coast Guard Northwest." The film crew is going to be in my area for about a year to film 13 episodes for the new show. More info on this show should develop in the coming months.


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Bug Reports / NWS zone config error
« on: March 19, 2013, 08:35:11 PM »
When I try to build configs for both the extended forecast and boating forecasts, I receive the following error message:


NWS Zone: [insert zone code here]


Data from NWS does not provide tabular Extended forecast data, try a close neighboring state.



No matter which zone I choose in either Oregon or Washington, I always get the same error message. California is the closest state with working zone codes, which I live nowhere near  :no:

Can this error be looked into somewhat?  :dunno:

Thank you for your time,
Jim

EDIT 1: Zones in both Oregon and Washington are now working for both the boating and extended forecasts  :thumbsup:

EDIT 2: After I have set all of my configs, when I load the emulator, I keep getting a "Local Weather Data Temporarily Unavailable" screen. I've tried updated the configs several times, but they still haven't solved the problem. Can this be looked into? BTW, my ID is TWCJim.

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Programming and Graphics / Three new shows coming March 2013
« on: January 30, 2013, 01:25:28 AM »
http://press.weather.com/press-releases/the-weather-channel-roars-into-march-like-a-lion-greenlighting-three-new-series/

Here we go again, folks  :rolleyes:  TWC has greenlighted three new long-form shows, all of which are set to premiere in two months.

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General Discussion / Happy birthday Zach!
« on: January 21, 2013, 12:31:40 AM »
Happy 18th birthday buddy  :biggrin:

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Programming and Graphics / Deadliest Space Weather
« on: January 10, 2013, 10:13:14 PM »
There was no topic so I figured I'd start it off...

So I watched the show during the entire 6PM PT hour, and IMO I thought it was a pretty interesting show compared to the other so-called "weather" shows on TWC. Similar in show format like "It Could Happen Tomorrow," there were various people talking about what would happen if some of the deadliest weather outside of our planet occurred here. I would probably watch the next new episode next Thursday or whenever it comes on if you ask me  :yes:

But enough about my thoughts. If anyone else saw the show, what were your thoughts on it?

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General Discussion / Happy birthday to Localonthe8s
« on: January 06, 2013, 12:21:07 PM »
Happy birthday buddy  :thumbsup:

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