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Will We Have Sun Tomorrow?

Updated on July 1, 2009

Do you watch the Weather Channel?

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By far, the Weather Channel is the most underrated channel on network and cable television. Without this channel, the world would be a far more chaotic place. While you may disagree, here are ten reasons why I believe this to be true.

  1. What Will Today’s Weather Be Like?

    If you’re like me, you aren’t completely comfortable unless you’re wearing weather appropriate clothes. You need to know what the weather will be like as soon as possible. Though news programs do have a weather segment, you need to know more specifics. Will the wind shift at a certain point and bring down the temperature too much? Will those clouds part for an extended period of time and make you regret wearing a sweater? Thanks to this channel you are able to more fully prepare for the day.

  2. Planning Ahead

    You’re going on a trip and you need to get your bags packed. Unless you watch the Weather Channel (or do research separately), you will not know what the climate of Colorado is in the Fall. In order for you to enjoy your trip to the home of the Rockies, you need to know what clothes to pack. Yes, you don’t know if the state will be hit by an unexpected storm or by a sudden heat wave. However, if you pack for the climate you can’t be all that bad off. Just in case though, be sure to pack an umbrella and a pair of comfortable shorts.

  3. I Only Left The Room For A Minute!

    We’ve all been there. After waiting for ten minutes, listening to one news story after another, you step out of the room at the precise moment when the weather is to be forecast. If you watch the Weather Channel, you never miss the weather report. On this channel, you can get your local forecast every eight minutes. Isn’t that great?

  4. Hearing It From The Experts

    I’ve always trusted meteorologists employed by the Weather Channel over ones employed by other stations. I’m aware that both meteorologists may have the same education and that the only distinction between them could be that they are employed by different stations. Still, I consider them to be in two different leagues. In my opinion, a Weather Channel meteorologist should be held to a higher standard than a news station one. As many more people depend on them for an accurate prediction than ones from other stations, they need to be spot on. Yes, they have been known to make inaccurate forecasts. Yet, I’ve found those slips up to be few and far between. In short, when you’re given the choice between hearing from an expert and hearing it from someone who could just as easily read the news, who would you pick?

  5. “A” For Effort

    It will sound silly, but I love how much effort Weather Channel meteorologists put into their forecast. When they speak it is with measured enthusiasm and outmost professionalism. They know many people are depending on them to give it to them straight and they won’t let their viewers down. They leave small talk to their news station counterparts and get down to business. If your area is going to be facing a large storm, these are the people you want to turn to for guidance.

  6. Makes Weather Fun & Interesting

    I credit the Weather Channel with getting me through Geography class and Science lessons on clouds, weather and such. Although I had great teachers, these meteorologists broke down the material in such a way that I could retain the information and connect it to the things I was learning in school. If your child is struggling with these lessons, I urge you to have them watch the Weather Channel.

  7. Puts The World Into Perspective

    We don’t realize how small we are until we see how large the world is. Looking at the weather map, we see that here is Idaho and here is Massachusetts and here is Florida and they are no where near each other. For people who traveled before planes and trains, they know how long it takes to get from one place to another. For someone of my generation who is living in Massachusetts, we forget that California is all the way across the map because a plane ride doesn’t make it feel this way. When I look at the Weather Channel's map, it dawns on me how small my little world is and how greatly I need to expand my vision.

  8. We Are Connected

    It is raining today in Massachusetts because somewhere in the world there is a hurricane or a tornado. Years and years ago, humans would’ve never realized that weather in one place can affect the weather in another. Though the Weather Channel can’t be credited with discovering this, they can be credited with making me realize it. Because of the weather, we are all connected to each other.

  9. Storm Stories

    The Weather Channel’s show, Storm Stories, allows you to see what can happen when Mother Nature doesn’t play nice. Watching this show, you will hear stories about near death experiences and homeowner’s nightmares that have become reality thanks to disastrous storms. You will also hear about the people who saved them. Though I’ve only caught it in repeats, the station’s website lists it as airing on Sunday nights at 8. If you’re in the mood to hear an interesting true story, I urge you to watch this show.

  10. Escapism

    In our current day economy not many people can afford to travel. Thanks to this channel, people can learn about other places and, using their imaginations, visit other parts of the world. True, it’s not as exciting as taking the actual trip. However, unless finances allow, this is the next best option.

The next time you’re flipping through the channels and you stumble upon the Weather Channel, I hope you’ll wait a minute before moving on to the next channel. No, you probably won’t learn to appreciate this channel as much as I have. Still, you may learn something new and there’s certainly no downside to that.

Note: I doubt I have to say this, but just in case I do, I'll say it now. I am no way associated with the Weather Channel. I am simply a lifelong fan. However, if you work for the Weather Channel and would like to offer me employment, I'd be open to that. :o)


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    • LowellWriter profile image

      L.A. Walsh 8 years ago from Lowell, MA

      Absolutely, Maggs. Thank you, as always, for your insightful comment! :o)

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      maggs224 8 years ago from Sunny Spain

      I can't get the weather channel here in Spain not on the satellites that I am hooked up with but we have a Zone Reality channel that sometime airs Storm Stories or other extreme types of weather stories and these are fascinating to watch. The forces that are unleashed in these unusual weather conditions are incredible.