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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    As a side note, how is it that an entity whose only job is to cover the weather be so terrible at all things related to covering the weather? Weather channel website and app both suck so many balls.
    What was wrong with the Weather Channels coverage? I thought it was awesome, Cantore in the studio and Siedel in Johnston was great. I was flipping back and forth between TWC and 13 and thought both did a great job.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    What was wrong with the Weather Channels coverage? I thought it was awesome, Cantore in the studio and Siedel in Johnston was great. I was flipping back and forth between TWC and 13 and thought both did a great job.
    Notice I said the website and the app.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Notice I said the website and the app.
    I never use the website.

    Only problem I have with the app is the radar. It just doesn't resize or refresh worth a damn. Of course - during storms like last night - that's a pretty big deal.

    What do people use for Weather apps. That radar thing has really turned me off Weather channel. Yahoo's weather radar is even worse.

    Been trying out weathercaster the last few days. Not too bad, but alot of sub-panels on the iphone app. And somewhat slow loading. Not sure if there's a paid, no-ad version. Are severe weather alerts


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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    I was flipping between 8 and 13.

    8 seemed to do a better job of zooming in and focusing more on potential tornado's. Then all off a sudden right before the tornado warnings in Johnston start sounding 8 decides it's a good time to do some regular news. WTF

    13 did a good job and I like their app better. They also seem to dumb it down for the 95% of the world (including me) that don't get impressed when you start rattling off a bunch of meteorologic terms/conditions.

    5 They are just getting word that a storm is moving in from Nebraska last night.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Notice I said the website and the app.
    Sorry missed that. Yeah I only use their website for long range forecasts. I don't use their app. I have mycastlight and it works just fine for me.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyClone View Post
    I never use the website.

    Only problem I have with the app is the radar. It just doesn't resize or refresh worth a damn. Of course - during storms like last night - that's a pretty big deal.

    What do people use for Weather apps. That radar thing has really turned me off Weather channel. Yahoo's weather radar is even worse.

    Been trying out weathercaster the last few days. Not too bad, but alot of sub-panels on the iphone app. And somewhat slow loading. Not sure if there's a paid, no-ad version. Are severe weather alerts
    The radar was my main problem with the app as well. Last night I downloaded the Weather Underground app and it seems promising, I also bought the NOAA Hi-Def Radar app, it was like $1.99.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I was flipping between 8 and 13.

    8 seemed to do a better job of zooming in and focusing more on potential tornado's. Then all off a sudden right before the tornado warnings in Johnston start sounding 8 decides it's a good time to do some regular news. WTF

    13 did a good job and I like their app better. They also seem to dumb it down for the 95% of the world (including me) that don't get impressed when you start rattling off a bunch of meteorologic terms/conditions.

    5 They are just getting word that a storm is moving in from Nebraska last night.
    LOL -

    I've lived in DSM or 20 years now. +5 up at ISU. And WOI has been horrible that whole time. How can that be? 3rd always, maybe 4th behind IPTV half the time. Now with KDSM and a few others, they may be falling farther.

    It's like a news version of Wayne's World. Has the feel like I could go out to my garage and find 5 people putting on a news broadcast.

    You'd think at some point they'd find an infusion of cash and up the game a bit.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    RadarScope is hands down the best radar app. It is $10 but totally worth it especially if you know what you are doing.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman1 View Post
    RadarScope is hands down the best radar app. It is $10 but totally worth it especially if you know what you are doing.

    No need, we have Earl.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Raindar is what I use and like. Simplistic and fast and free!



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I was flipping between 8 and 13.

    8 seemed to do a better job of zooming in and focusing more on potential tornado's. Then all off a sudden right before the tornado warnings in Johnston start sounding 8 decides it's a good time to do some regular news. WTF

    13 did a good job and I like their app better. They also seem to dumb it down for the 95% of the world (including me) that don't get impressed when you start rattling off a bunch of meteorologic terms/conditions.

    5 They are just getting word that a storm is moving in from Nebraska last night.
    Yeah - that was odd. It was almost like John needed an emergency potty break.



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Thanks for staying on when the other stations went away. Kind of hits home when the real warning is so close where you live.
    Thank you. It was a pretty nasty looking storm on radar, combined with the nighttime tornado aspect, and it was clear it wasn't something to ignore or leave strictly on 13.2



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    I have Mediacom cable and they were pushing NWS alerts, which I had never seen before. Even when we were watching stuff On Demand.

    The part that really chapped my hide was I was trying to watch Channel 13's detailed coverage, but Mediacom would interrupt with their robo-voice and blank screen. Seemed really stupid to me



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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    What was wrong with the Weather Channels coverage? I thought it was awesome, Cantore in the studio and Siedel in Johnston was great. I was flipping back and forth between TWC and 13 and thought both did a great job.
    Their radar on TV was about 5 minutes behind.


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    Re: Mother's day weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    The radar was my main problem with the app as well. Last night I downloaded the Weather Underground app and it seems promising, I also bought the NOAA Hi-Def Radar app, it was like $1.99.
    The WU app is awesome! They recently upgraded/updated it along with their website, and it kicks ***.


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