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General Weather Chat / Re: What's the weather in your area?
« on: May 04, 2020, 06:04:36 PM »
It is 82 degrees and fair in the Birmingham area.

Local Forecast / Re: TWC Songs you've heard in other places
« on: May 02, 2020, 09:50:02 PM »
Does it have to be a specific song at a particular place? If not, I'll say there were several occasions. I remember being in department stores at shopping malls, and at restaurants, and remember hearing music I recognized and would say, "I've heard that music - The Weather Channel."

Also, we used to have Kenny G's CD, "Breathless", and it was at the time that the playlist the featured several songs from that album, the April 1993 through January 1994 (minus July 1993) was on. End of the Night, A Year Ago, In the Rain and The Joy of Life.

TWC Today News / Re: Some changes on the Forum
« on: April 19, 2020, 10:34:36 PM »
Well I hope more people will come back here on a regular basis now that these changed have been made. I do wonder why the TWCC tab is gone though.

General Discussion / Re: Corona Virus
« on: April 05, 2020, 07:14:26 PM »
I'm inhaling some extremely ignorant, self-centered anecdotal content in this thread :rolleyes:
Agreed, very much so....I guess we should just go on with life as normally so the virus can spread much more rapidly since we now know it can be simply by just breathing and talking near someone whoís infected or someone who is asymptomatic showing zero signs of symptoms yet still spreading the virus. If we had of been proactive in doing these measures back in February, if not late January we would likely be on the cusp of recovery from this virus. Itís not like this magically popped up in the US a month ago and nowhere else. We saw and heard the grim developments that were occurring in China, Spain, Italy, etc. weeks/months ago we collectively as a country should have been proactive and preparing then, not a few weeks ago as crap hit the fan. End rant.  Edit: Letís try to be sympathetic to people in other countries around the world who are also suffering economically, itís not just Americans who are suffering from this. We all live on this planet and as a result we all are greatly and personally affected by this global pandemic.
Still, I just want normal life to come back. The normal function of society. I agree that it didn't just pop into the United States a month ago, but it sure did seem sudden, when it began to affect the normal riggers of life. Social distancing, staying at home, except for the essentials. Cancelling everything and shutting down the country. I hate every bit of it!

General Discussion / Re: Corona Virus
« on: March 30, 2020, 07:39:18 PM »
The whole staying home thing is BS. I understand the seriousness of the virus, but shutting the country down for a month is insane. Millions have already lost their job and business are having to close permanently (kind of hard to stay open with no money coming in). I hope every politician that supported this loses their job in November.
I saw your sister, Lindsay's comment on facebook and with all due respect, I don't think she understands the other impacts it's having. Yes, quarantining is BS, as is social distancing. I am so sick and tired of this whole thing.

General Discussion / Re: Corona Virus
« on: March 28, 2020, 10:49:00 PM »
The whole staying home thing is BS. I understand the seriousness of the virus, but shutting the country down for a month is insane. Millions have already lost their job and business are having to close permanently (kind of hard to stay open with no money coming in). I hope every politician that supported this loses their job in November.
And the CDC doesn't care.  :furious: The news media only tells you the confirmed cases and deaths. They won't tell you about the people who have recovered (and there are many, many people who have). They don't want to know anything good or positive, it seems. Just what's bad and negative. I agree with you 100%.

General Discussion / Re: Corona Virus
« on: March 21, 2020, 06:23:27 PM »
Not sure when this happened, but The Weather Channel is now joining all it's cable news brethren in airing the daily White House briefings on the coronavirus.
They're going too far. I mean TWC should report on it to some degree, because they've always talked about weather and how it affects/relates to our health, but to do the same thing that CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News do is uncalled for.

General Discussion / Re: Corona Virus
« on: March 17, 2020, 02:28:24 PM »
I do believe that the government and CDC are going too far with all the restrictions, social distancing, no sporting events such as March Madness basketball, no Master's Golf, no church services, no eating out at restaurants, people have to work from home. I think the COVID-19 is being used to attempt to control our lives. They've  :banned: pretty much everything.  :censored: the government, media, the CDC and everyone else. I'm not saying we shouldn't take it seriously; we should. But the rules they've put in place are too strict and drastic.

General Discussion / Re: Corona Virus
« on: March 14, 2020, 02:10:15 PM »
People are making a big deal over this for nothing
You are right. They're cleaning out the shelves of toilet paper at the supermarkets like crazy. Then the people who really need it more, can't get it.

General Discussion / Corona Virus
« on: March 13, 2020, 02:10:22 PM »
What are everyone's thoughts on this? It seems to be all we every hear about these days. No NCAA March Madness basketball due to it. It is impacting you, by that I mean can you not go to work or school due to everything being shut down?

General Discussion / Happy New Year!
« on: January 04, 2020, 02:47:10 PM »
I know it's 3 days late but Happy New Year! 2020!

General Discussion / Re: Wisconsin
« on: December 21, 2019, 06:11:39 PM »
A topic being resurrected after more than 8 years. Wow!  :o

General Discussion / Re: Charles Abel-Lear 1980-2019
« on: November 16, 2019, 11:21:05 PM »
You know, it's one thing to lose a grandparent or even a parent.  But when we lose a friend (near our own age) it makes us look at things a little bit differently.  I came VERY close to it in 1996, and that experience changed me as a person.

We all like to think we're immortal and too young to die, but every now and then reality smacks us right in the face.  We've all lost two friends on this board (Martin and now Chazz), and I can't help but think that there may be a few others that we don't know about.

I forget how old Martin was, and Chazz was 38.  I lost a good friend at 25, a high school classmate at 16, and a sister at 2 DAYS old.

Thank you for being a friend, Charles.
Well said! One of my facebook friends lost 2 friends his age (both 29), in less than 6 weeks. About 3 weeks ago, a person my sister works very closely with lost her daughter in an automobile accident (the day before her 21st birthday) It's not just elderly people who die. We should appreciate each day as they come. 

General Discussion / Re: Charles Abel-Lear 1980-2019
« on: November 10, 2019, 08:00:19 PM »
I found out on Matt's facebook. It was and is such a shock! I am so sorry to hear this! :( :cry: He will be greatly missed. Prayers for his family.

Earlier this decade, 2010-2012, people were still coming here on a regular basis. Others no longer coming on here has made me not want to come on here, and I guess it's like a domino effect. I have a severe weather thread back from the spring of 2011 and it has multiple pages due to the unusually stormy (and tornadic) period from that year.

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