* WHERE... Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Caroline Counties in Maryland, and inland portions of Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware. Surface observations from the eastern shore of Maryland and central and southern Delaware indicate areas of fog have developed.
* WHERE... Cumberland, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties in New Jersey. * IMPACTS... Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility and More.
Sunshine and mild temperatures the next couple of… Wind 10 mph S Humidity 52% Sunrise 7:27 AM Sunset 5:24 PM A few clouds.
Wind 10 mph SW Precis 0% Sunset 5:24 PM Moon Phase New Moon Clear 49 °F Clear Feels like 48° Wind 4 mph SSW Humidity 47% Sunrise 7:26 AM Sunset 5:26 PM Mostly clear skies.
Wind 11 mph SSW Precis 6% Sunset 5:25 PM Moon Phase New Moon Clear 45 °F Clear Feels like 40° Wind 11 mph S Humidity 53% Sunrise 7:27 AM Sunset 5:23 PM Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late.
Monitoring storms, predicting accumulation, comparing temperatures across the country, the channel was somehow both soothing and fascinating. Starting late last weekend, the northeast began bracing for a serious winter storm.
Modeling storm tracks accurately is incredibly complex; weather is the definition of unpredictable. This dramatic interpretation of normal weather phenomena has become standard procedure in the U.S. media, not just in the winter but all year round.
For the Weather Channel, CNN, and local news stations, every tropical depression is a historic hurricane-to-be; every nor’Easter portends a blizzard; and every high tide heralds a tsunami. But ever since it was sold to an NBC-Bain Capital-Blackstone Group conglomerate in 2008, good forecasting has taken a backseat to high ratings.
Today, like the TV channel, the website is cluttered and largely interested in frozen lighthouses and shark attacks. The Weather Channel wasn’t alone in its dire predictions of Juno’s wrath.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also issued serious warnings, but they were significantly more measured. Compare the NOAA’s above tweet about this significant nor’Easter with this screenshot from Weather .com.
The old Weather Channel, the one beloved by weatherizes, was worth $3.5 billion when NBC bought it. Late last year, TWC underwent a “reorganization,” laying off six percent of its staff.