The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel is a cable TV network that revolutionized the reporting of weather-related news by being on 24 hours a day. The Weather Channel went on the air in 1982 and reports the weather and other meteorological information for the United States as well as other countries and regions of the world. The Weather Channel does not gather its forecasts directly from the National Weather Service, a U.S. government agency that is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Forecasting is done in-house, however current weather data does come from NOAA and NWS, and the ultraviolet index from the EPA.
The Weather Channel also uses special decoding equipment that inserts NOAA/NWS local weather forecast and warning information if it is viewed on a cable TV system. Satellite viewers see a roundup of local TWC forecasts for major cities across the U.S., as well as satellite/radar images and occasionally severe weather watch and warning maps.