As Winter Storm Nemo approaches the Northeast and New England, The Weather Channel has shifted into high gear to cover the storm that meteorologists believe could be historic and crippling for tens of millions of people. On Feb. 7, TWC officials announced the network's plans to keep viewers abreast of Nemo's latest developments and changing conditions in big cities like New York City and Boston.
Jim Cantore, Al Roker and company all began broadcasting live on Friday from New York City and Boston for The Weather Channel. Cantore is prepared for a huge snowfall and has a yardstick handy in Boston. Al Roker said on air, “I’m really excited about this, but it’s going to be dangerous.” Below are a few TWC tweets from Feb. 8.
- “00 NAM is going crazy with 40”-60” of snow within red area including #Boston and #Providence. Eerily interesting.” – Jim Cantore
- “Nemo has arrived in NYC! Big flakes coming down.” – Stephanie Abrams
- “Here at Rivere Beach with 60 MPH gusts. The blizzard pictures will be so graphic that TWC may have to institute their first 7-second delay.” – Mike Seidel
- “Good morning #Boston! Oh, you’d like to get crushed by snow today? We can facilitate that.” – Eric Fisher
- “Best chances for #thundersnow looks to be late tonight and during the early morning hours for #Boston and southern New England.” – Jim Cantore
- “Friday system-wide flight cancellations: 2355 NYC hubs with 1547: Newark (636), LaGuardia (506) and JFK (405).” – Mike Seidel
- “Sleet has changed over to snow in NYC!” – Stephanie Abrams
- “Still 40+” from this model. Wow!” – Jim Cantore
On Thursday, The Weather Channel preempted all regular programming and will report on Winter Storm Nemo 24/7, at least through Saturday night. Plus, the network has fanned out a team of reporters that began broadcasting live in the following locations on Thursday.
- Jim Cantore: Boston
- Mike Seidel: Massachusetts coast
- Eric Fisher: Boston
- Paul Goodloe: New York City
- Stephanie Abrams: New York City
- Janel Klein: Hartford
- Al Roker: Boston
In addition, TWC will include reports from NBC News correspondents Ron Mott in Providence, Ron Allen in Hartford, Rehema Ellis in New York City, Anne Thompson on Long Island, and Jay Gray in Boston. A total of 100 meteorologists are monitoring Winter Storm Nemo for TWC to keep viewers informed of changing conditions.
To help viewers stay abreast of the latest news on Winter Storm Nemo, The Weather Channel is offering a host of options, including online, mobile and social media services.
The Weather Channel Online:
- Winter Storm Nemo Central: Get all the latest news, plus tips on winter weather preparedness, winter safety, home protection and driving, and historical data on past storms at www.weather.com/news/winter.
- Winter Storm Nemo Tracker Map: Track Nemo with a detailed map that includes storm details like location, snowfall, wind speed and more. Users can choose to view Winter Storm Nemo in different layers, including previous, current and forecast tracks.
- Cover It Live: As the Winter Storm Nemo progresses, online users will have the opportunity to chat live with TWC experts and meteorologists at www.weather.com.
- Noitify!: 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.
The Weather Channel Mobile:
- The Weather Channel Apps: Provide access to the latest news, updates, videos and alerts on smartphone and tablet devises.
- Mobile Browsers: All mobile users will have access to severe coverage, Winter Storm Central and more via weather.com.
- Twitter: For the latest information on Winter Storm Nemo, follow The Weather Channel on Twitter at @twcbreaking and @weatherchannel. Plus, TWC meteorologists and reporters also post regular updates on their own Twitter accounts. Click on the following links to view tweets from Jim Cantore, Stephanie Abrams, Al Roker, Eric Fisher, and Paul Goodloe.
Stephanie Abrams urged viewers to stay tuned to The Weather Channel all weekend because “this thing is a triple threat.” For the latest information on Nemo’s snowfall rates, the flood threat, and how cities are preparing for the historic and potentially life-threatening storm, tune into The Weather Channel on TV or head to weather.com.
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