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How to set locality for Weather Channel?

When we see the local Weather on The Weather Channel, it is for a City 25 miles away. Where do you go to set the locality for your own city so that you get local weather?

 

Thank you,

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Re: How to set locality for Weather Channel?

maybe as close as you'll get.. If you do search of where am I on your public IP, does it also say you're 25 miles away?

 TWC has improper Geolocation an better than 50% of the customers and I don't see them fixing it

 

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Re: How to set locality for Weather Channel?

Do you see the same location on a cable box?

 

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Re: How to set locality for Weather Channel?

Search on whereIAm?  how?

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Re: How to set locality for Weather Channel?

What do you mean by do I see the same location on a cable box? My DVR and Cable Box are one and the same... Arris  DCX3600.

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Re: How to set locality for Weather Channel?

I found where-am-i.net. It shows me to be about 2 miles south of my actual location. The Weather Channel information is coming from 25 miles East-North-East.

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Re: How to set locality for Weather Channel?


@careys wrote:

When we see the local Weather on The Weather Channel, it is for a City 25 miles away. Where do you go to set the locality for your own city so that you get local weather?

 

Thank you,


The short answer is no, you can't. You'll only get the "regional" reports moving foward.

 

The SD channel used to offer local stuff while the HD channel offered a more "regional" report. The units that provided reports on the SD channel were called Intellistars (SD only) and were phased out last year.

 

The HD channel required the newer Instellistar 2 and most were placed in a more regional headend as most areas were integrated and combined. Most markets ran both types of Intellistars and this caused some confusion since the reports didn't match between SD/HD channels and it was also one of the few channels that didn't have an auto HD pair, which is when you tune to a channel, the HD is automatically chosen.

 

Wiki Pages

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WeatherStar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_on_the_8s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weather_Channel

 

I know it's probably not what you wanted to hear but there are other alternatives for weather info that is much better than any Intellistar unit can provide. Other cable/sat TV providers also had this same dilemma and some companies even dropped The Weather Channel altogether.

 


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