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IT IS FINALLY HERE!

It's finally here... yay! We're now streaming live video 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!
What does that mean for you? Well, that means you and everyone across the world can now watch all of our live newscasts via the world wide web. When we're not showing the local newscast, enjoy our 24/7 weather channel via the live stream. Our 24 hour weather channel is already available over the airwaves and you can watch the 24/7 weather channel on Charter Digital 247, or DTV 7-3.

A little bit more information about "our" weather channel vs. the "other" weather channel. Our weather channel is run locally at the NewsChannel 7 Studios with all the local forecasts being produced by one of our StormTeam 7 Meteorologists. The National forecasts are provided by the fine folks at AccuWeather. The local forecasts on "our" weather channel (24/7 weather), are available every few minutes.

The "other" weather channel that many people are familiar with, is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Most of the time, our forecasts will differ from their forecasts... for one important reason. To save money, the "other" weather channel runs a computer model and that in turn "spits" out the numbers that you see on the screen. As any meteorologist will tell you, taking a computer's forecast without human intervention can be a risky proposition.

We get a lot of calls about why are forecasts differ so much sometimes, compared to the "other" weather channel... and the simple answer is, Local Local Local. Our forecasts are done locally, while theirs is not.

Enough of that business,,, anyone care to guess/forecast the last day we'll have to worry about snow this Spring? Have a good weekend!

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