Questions for The Weather Channel @WeatherChannel #Weather
I have several questions for The Weather Channel. But before I get into my questions let me state my reasons. I honestly do not expect a response from this company. However, it never hurts to ask questions.
I live in a rural area of Kentucky. Yes, the hillbilly bluegrass state. Where bourbon and horses are known throughout. Where we have made moonshine in the woods by the light or darkness of the moon. Where fields are filled with crops. A place that only has one large metropolitan city. Where some counties have less than 5000 people. A state that borders on poverty. However, it is my home state and I am proud to call myself a Kentuckian.
In my area, we have had tornado’s, flooding, lots of snow and ice. Most any type of weather event that can happen we have seen in Kentucky. We have experienced flooding from a hurricane that came ashore. Tornado’s that traveled from Arkansas and Kansas. The snow that arrived from Canada along with ice from Wisconsin.
No matter what type of weather event the state and especially my area barely even rates a mention from The Weather Channel. And that is if we are lucky. My question is why?
When I go to The Weather Channel’s homepage and click to view the radar, the page loads directly to Baltimore. Not my direct home area but a city that is 12 hours or almost 800 miles away. Why in the world would a weather company think I would be concerned with weather in a city so far away when I am in the middle of severe thunderstorms?
So to the executives or the person that makes the decisions on what to talk about when bad weather happens why is an area that sees at least 5-10 tornado’s (sometimes more), severe thunderstorms, snow and ice not talked about? Why is my state forgotten in the rubble of talking about hot or cold it is in a city that means nothing to me.
I can visit Wunderground.com and the first thing I see is the weather in my area. I can go to the radar and my area comes up. Why isn’t this possible with The Weather Channel? Why do I need to specifically put in my location for any information to show.
I can turn The Weather Channel on the television and what do I hear and see? Not a damn thing about the weather in Kentucky. Does not matter what is happening. Does not matter if we have a hundred alerts happening. The Weather Channel will gloss over what is happening with barely a mention and move back to the sunny skies of California or the beauty of the Florida coast.
So my questions: Why are certain/specific areas more important than others? Why does a company that is supposed to talk about weather not mention or gloss over certain weather problems when happening? Why can’t all weather problems be equal?
In my area, we have experienced and seen severe tornado’s and we are not mentioned? Not once has The Weather Channel visited the area after severe weather has happened. Does the company not care? Are we Kentuckians not important enough or rate high enough on the society scale for someone to travel down here and show and talk about the damage left from severe weather?
Would The Weather Channel overlook the area if/when a tragic earthquake happens? I mean we experience several earthquakes a day. So what would the company do if we had a 5.0 Richter scale earthquake?
Really will anyone be brave enough answer any of my questions? Or will the company just brush this away because I live in Kentucky and am nothing but a backwater hillbilly who drinks moonshine and talks with an accent?
So Weather Channel I am formally leaving you. I want a divorce. I am fed up with you and the company thinking and showing I am not important. Please just walk out the door now. I will try and remember to send your belongings in the US Mail on the second Tuesday of the 6th week of February.