Spring Rubber 486 Posted October 26, 2021 Share Posted October 26, 2021 (edited) Market competition did not take long to put TWC into action. TWC just announced that they will be live "all evening long" with severe weather coverage tonight. When they say this, that typically means going until 12am or 1am ET. Of note, they are doing this tonight with an Enhanced Risk area and only a 5% tornado probability. In recent years, TWC has only extended their coverage in cases of Moderate Risk 15% tornado probability, and to-date in 2021, they seem to have raised the standard to High Risk and 30% tornado probability, as there were several 15 % Moderate Risk tornado days in 2021 that TWC completely blew off and ended coverage at the usual time. They only did extended severe coverage on March 17th and March 25th this year, both High Risk days. This is clearly a case where they feel the need to stand up to Fox Weather in their 2nd day on the air, trying to win the severe weather coverage game tonight. Will be curious to see how Fox Weather responds after 10pm ET if TWC stays live later than that. EDIT: I just realized they're doing this because of the Nor'Easter instead of because of the severe weather in the plains. That makes a lot more sense. Modern TWC only cares about bad weather in the northeast and the tropics and basically disregards every horrible event that impacts the rest of the country. So this is actually right in line with modern TWC standards. Now I'm actually curious if both networks will blow off the severe weather in the plains and just focus all resources on the Nor'Easter coverage instead. I just tuned into Fox Weather, and they're already in all-red graphics mode "FOX Weather ALERT" for the Nor'Easter coverage. Edited October 26, 2021 by Spring Rubber Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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