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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil T View Post
    I used to like those channels when DirecTV would put them on during a time of need. It used to set them apart from the other providers. But the last few years they do it as more of an after thought. Better streaming coverage is available from the local stations websites.
    Are the local stations in FL doing 24x7 weather coverage now? If not maybe that's it not up yet since they need the local stations to provide the coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyl416 View Post
    What would you have expected them to air yesterday or Friday? The Florida locals were airing regular programming like college football, and whatever impact Florida might get isn't happening until Tuesday. Most of the Euro models now have it tracking more east and heading to the Carolinas instead of Florida with an impact not happening until Wednesday-Thursday.
    One local in Miami has been fairly continuous except for college football. Im sure up in Palm Beach north it was more continuous?

    A word of warning: don't rely on one model. The euro has been pretty bad for Dorian. Its only real contribution, it was the the first to hint that he may stay offshore FL (although coming just east of Miami initially). The NHC for Dorian has mostly been relying on consensus models such as TCVN TCVX and HCCA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Are the local stations in FL doing 24x7 weather coverage now? If not maybe that's it not up yet since they need the local stations to provide the coverage.
    West Palm Beach area, yes

    Miami is a yes except CBS Miami went to network news at 630pm. Its CBS owned station so they are the only one that went to network.

    Miami may stop soon.

    Luckily looks like Florida is dodging the eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NR4P View Post
    West Palm Beach area, yes

    Miami is a yes except CBS Miami went to network news at 630pm. Its CBS owned station so they are the only one that went to network.

    Miami may stop soon.

    Luckily looks like Florida is dodging the eye.
    Channel 10, offered the most continuous with the exception of football. Otherwise, the others broke away. All channels are now on the air an hour early with coverage, except channel 4 (CBS).

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    It's now live, showing WPBF West Palm Beach, WESH Orlando, WOFL Orlando and WJAX Jacksonville with Weather Channel/AccuWeather tagging in if they are in a commercial break.

    For those interested in bandwidth:
    361-1 -- Using the hidden "Weather Mix", which up until mid-July was the hidden "Movie Mix" for the potential Fox dispute last November.
    361-2 -- Using 126 CINEHD
    Last edited by kyl416; 09-03-2019 at 11:43 AM. Reason: Added WJAX

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    Quote Originally Posted by NR4P View Post
    I am about 100 miles from the eye of Dorian as of this writing. Getting the rain and squalls. All local stations are in 24hr Dorian mode. But Directv should put this on the air now, here's why. I have neighbors with family in other places across the USA giving advice based upon a Fox, CNN, Accuweather or TWC report. The local stations deal with this every year and have the real information.
    These others give a 2 min story and then people outside the area get such a microscopic piece of information.

    I wonder why Directv waits so long with the Hurricane warnings in effect and formal States of Emergency already declared?
    What do you have for antennas? Do you have to lower them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alnielsen View Post
    What do you have for antennas? Do you have to lower them?
    Nothing more than an all band vertical on ground and 2M ant on roof. Not that active so have minimal set up.
    TV Ant and SAT dish are no issue either.
    These have survived Cat 3 storms a few times. But Dorian was a big fear when 4 and 5.

    Dorian has already passed my area so worst is lots of leaves on ground and power flickers. Closest point was about 100 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NR4P View Post
    Nothing more than an all band vertical on ground and 2M ant on roof. Not that active so have minimal set up.
    TV Ant and SAT dish are no issue either.
    These have survived Cat 3 storms a few times. But Dorian was a big fear when 4 and 5.

    Dorian has already passed my area so worst is lots of leaves on ground and power flickers. Closest point was about 100 miles.
    Glad to hear all is ok down there for you and your family.
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