The Weather Channel's Live Coverage Plans for Winter Storm Nemo

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February 7th, 2013

via press release:

As Winter Storm Nemo Approaches,

Stick With The Weather Company, Your Winter Weather Authority

TWC Meteorologists Forecast Historic, Crippling Blizzard for Northeast

ATLANTA (February 7, 2013) – Winter Storm Nemo is bringing snow to the Great Lakes states on its way to the Northeast U.S. and The Weather Company (TWC) meteorologists believe it is a potentially historic, crippling blizzard that will seriously impact people throughout the Northeast. Forecasts include a STORM:CON 10 index for Boston, the first issuing of a “10” on this new winter weather index; with a potential 2-3 ft. of snowfall expected, as well as similar amounts in parts of Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine, with wind gusts along parts of the coast that could reach hurricane force along with coastal flooding.

 

The Weather Company (TWC) continues to fulfill its mission to help prepare and keep people safe during severe weather events, offering more comprehensive coverage than any other news and weather organization. Stick with TWC across all screens – TV, online, mobile and tablet – for up-to-the-minute updates on Nemo’s developments. Coverage includes:

 

TV: Preempting all programming to cover Nemo 24/7 from today through Saturday, The Weather Channel will give viewers up-to-the-minute details on the storm’s path and possible effects. The Weather Channel coverage includes:

 

  • · A special edition of “Wake Up With Al” tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 8, beginning at 5:00 a.m.ET; Host Al Roker will report from Boston and Host Stephanie Abrams will cover from New York City.

 

  • · The following on-camera meteorologists will be stationed throughout the Northeast:

o Boston, MA: Jim Cantore

o Massachusetts coast: Mike Seidel

o Boston, MA: Eric Fisher

o New York City: Paul Goodloe

o Hartford, CT: Janel Klein

  • · In addition, our coverage will include reports from NBC News correspondents Ron Mott in Providence, RI; Ron Allen in Hartford, CT; Rehema Ellis in New York City; Anne Thompson on Long Island; and Jay Gray in Boston, MA.

(NOTE: These locations are fluid and may change depending on Nemo’s path).

 

 

ONLINE: Keep up with the latest news, videos and information on Nemo online at www.weather.com and www.wunderground.com.

  • · Winter Storm Central: Available at http://www.weather.com/news/winter, get news, as well as tips on winter weather preparedness, winter safety, home protection and driving, and historical data on past storms.

Winter Storm Nemo Tracker Map: Track Nemo with this map that includes storm details such as location, snowfall, wind speed and more. Users can choose to view the storm in different layers, including previous, current and forecast paths.

Cover It Live: As the storm progresses, there will be a chance to chat live with TWC experts and meteorologists about Nemo, available from www.weather.com.

Notify!: Subscribers to The Weather Channel Notify! service (www.weather.com/notify) will receive alerts by email, phone or SMS when severe weather warnings are issued in their area.

 

 

MOBILE:

• Access the latest news, updates, videos and severe weather alerts on The Weather Channel apps across smartphone and tablet devices.

• All mobile users will have access to severe coverage, Winter Storm Central and more via weather.com on mobile browsers.

• Alerts: Sign up to receive free email or text message alerts for a local area from www.weather.com/alerts.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

My Friends’ Weather – See who among your Facebook friends and family may be affected by Nemo on weather.com. Visit www.weather.com/myfriendsweather to sign up.

Twitter – Follow @twc_breaking and @weatherchannel for the latest on #Nemo.

 

 
  • PurpleDrasi

    And que the Finding Nemo jokes in 3, 2, 1…..

  • Jeff Grimshaw

    Love your work but wondering why you are endorsing The Weather Channel’s ill-conceived naming of Winter Storms. The National Weather Service et al have told TWC to pound salt and if you really want to have some fun go to The Weather Channel’s Facebook page and watch them get eviscerated by their own fans each and every time they name a new winter storm. And yet, TWC blunders forward. I don’t think we should encourage stupidity. Do you?

  • Erin

    What the hell is the STORM:CON rating system? Is this something made up by The Weather Channel too?

  • Shepherd

    I just see this as another reason why TWC should stay out of scripted programming. Storms can happen at any time, and if they are going to preempt their newly launched shows for them with little to no notice, they’re going to have a hard time building and maintaining audiences for those shows.

    @Erin
    I’ve never heard of it either.

  • Paul

    @Erin Yes it is.

    From the Weather Channel Website : “STORM:CON is the latest in a series of signature winter products launched at The Weather Channel this year, adding to our other recently released products, Winter Storm Names and the Winter Weather Watch.” http://www.weather.com/news/stormcon-winter-impact-index-20121212

  • bob

    you would think that new york city was the center of the universe when watching your channel.

  • THE OLD MAN

    Never understood the need to name winter storms. Like the coverage though, reminds me of the old TWC where they actually covered “the weather.”

  • PJM

    you would think that new york city was the center of the universe when watching your channel.

    New Yorkers certainly think that. Well, the old school ones.

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