Not Alone were set in something akin to a sports bar, with the major difference being that weather was the central focus. WeatherScope was replaced with Weather Center, a program which essentially comprised The Weather Channel's entire 24-hour daily programming schedule at the time in the form of three separate programs ( Weather Center AM, a morning program focusing primarily on business, commuter and leisure travel weather;. Eastern Time broadcasts) were simultaneously replaced by additional long-form programming. Uspto filing for Weather You Can Always Turn To, First Use in Commerce date; Serial number First Use in Commerce date for The Weather Channel Connection trademark, serial number on uspto "Weather Channel 1991". Also in 1999, The Weather Channel launched a spin-off network called Weatherscan Local (now Weatherscan a channel offering continuous weather information 24 hours a day, which exclusively provided local forecasts generated by specialized star units. The Weather Channel itself was the brainchild of veteran television meteorologist. Minor graphical tweaks were made, while local forecast segments began incorporating Short Term Forecasts issued by local National Weather Service offices as the "Local Update" (which in turn destabilized flavor lineups and caused the discontinuation of narration). This would be done through the use of specialized computer units, known. 1999 brought the removal of the unpredictable-length Local Update product on the Weather Star 4000, which stabilized flavor lineups.
The original Weather Star I model often interfered with the channel 2 signal at the cable headend; this issue was fixed with the upgrade to the Weather Star II in January 1984. The second wave of change (March 1998June 2001) edit An example of the graphics seen on The Weather Channel from 1998 to 2001. Originally exclusive to Comcast systems, cable operators could add optional packages featuring expanded weather information or specialty forecasts (such as golf, boat and beach, or marine weather) to their Weatherscan star systems. In 1989, the channel introduced Prime Time Tonight, a three-minute segment that appeared eight times daily from 7:57 to 11:27.m., which served as guide to programs airing on other cable channels and provided airtime information and video clips. As NWS bulletins/warnings were included in the old forecasts, a Weather Bulletins page was introduced that displays the applicable watches, warnings and advisories (on WeatherStar 4000 units, The Weather Channel incorporates National Weather Service bulletins in the text-based local forecast, as the 4000 does not. "Al Roker's Weather Channel show is getting cancelled".