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Weather wars, sometimes called TV radar wars or Doppler wars, are a kind of sensationalist journalism primarily concerning weather news. The "war" is typified by competing local TV news stations engaging in technological one-upmanship to increase viewership.
The conflict has included attack ads, notably when WTWO, a television station in Terre Haute, Indiana, attacked WTHI-TV's coverage by name by claiming that WTHI's Doppler weather radar and staff were inferior to WTWO's. A similar ad by KWTV in Oklahoma City was satirized by The Daily Show.
- Collective hysteria
- Damsel in distress syndrome
- List of fads and trends
- Herd behavior
- Media circus
- Pittsburgh Tribune - Weather wars brewing again
- Cincinnati Enquirer - TV weather wars rain radar hyperbole
- The Daily Times - Neal Zoren: Channel 3 closing the gap in the battle for TV ratings
- The Toledo Blade - Channel 36 finds humor in local TV's 'radar wars'
- WSI In the News - Weather Tech: Sizing Up the Latest Goodies
- Pioneer Press - KSTP on top with its big, bad weather radar
- Steve Minutillo - Is this the final blow in the Doppler wars?
- WCBSTV - Explaining Doppler 2 Million: CBS 2's Enters A New Era In Weather Coverage
- 13ABC.com - 13ABC Doppler 13,000
- WHOTV - First Alert Mega Doppler Radar
- Kansas City Star -That LIVE POWER DOPPLER looks more like a snow job
- KFOR - About our 4 Warn South Doppler Dual Doppler
- U.S. Federal Communications Commission, FCC: What types of communications are specifically prohibited?
- KWTV - Gary England "Calm During The Storm"