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1-900-WEATHER PROVIDES UPDATES ON WEATHER PATTERNS AFFECTING WINTER OLYMPICS

 1-900-WEATHER PROVIDES UPDATES ON
 WEATHER PATTERNS AFFECTING WINTER OLYMPICS
 ATLANTA, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather is having a significant impact on the Winter Olympics even before the opening ceremonies: A heavy snowfall has covered the icy terrain necessary for downhill ski events and snow-laden, mountain roads are making it difficult to travel between the Olympics' 13 different sites. A spell of warm weather in Albertville has created a different problem, rending the speedskating oval too wet for practice.
 To help sports fans anticipate the impact of weather on their favorite events, or get current slope conditions, 1-900-WEATHER, The Weather Channel Connection, is offering up-to-the-minute detailed Albertville forecasts through the closing ceremonies on Feb. 23. The telephone weather forecasts will concentrate on each day's events involving key U.S. competitors. The service costs $.95/minute.
 Callers can access Olympic forecasts and event details by choosing the Special Reports option, then selecting the Regional Skier's Forecast for Central Europe. The push button sequence of numbers to immediately reach the Regional Skier's Forecast is "3,2,2,7." Callers can also choose current slope conditions for the following Olympic venues and nearby resorts: Albertville, Chamonix, Val D'Isere, La Plagne and Val Thorens. To access this information callers can press "3,2,1" and follow with the first four letters of the desired resort (i.e.; VALD for Val D'Isere).
 The Weather Channel Connection is the most frequently used telephone weather service in the United States. Callers to 1-900-WEATHER can get weather forecasts for more than 900 cities worldwide, driver's reports and special seasonal forecasts. Forecasts are provided by The Weather Channel, cable TV's only 24-hour weather network, seen in over 50 million homes nationally.
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 /CONTACT: Jerry Glover of The Weather Channel, 404-434-6800; or Michelle Ferguson of McKamy & Partners, 212-684-4880, for The Weather Channel/ CO: The Weather Channel ST: Georgia IN: SU: PDT


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