Weathercore is based around the 80's-90's TWC (The Weather Channel) broadcasts along with other retro news and broadcasting stations of that time, this can include things like Weatherstar4000 images, Radar images, Old TWC music, Broadcast videos and more. The majority of Weathercore samples and images rightfully belong to The Weather Channel, NBC Universal, Weatherscan and Allen Media Group and other broadcasting channels.
Origins of Weathercore started around the 1980s, notably 1982, which was the year of The Weather Channel's first appearance. The Following is a list of prominent events from The Weather Channel.
- 1982 - Birth of WS3000
- 1991 - Earliest WS4000's
- 1997 - Creation of the EAS
- 2005 - Minor TWC Rebrand
- 2012 - "News-like era"
- 2013 - 1st Major TWC Rebrand
- 2014 - Death of WS4000
- 2019 - 2nd Major TWC Rebrand
Much of the philosophy of Weathercore centers around the visuals, sounds and stories associated with the aesthetic.
(Note: To re-iterate, the majority of Weathercore samples and images rightfully belong to The Weather Channel, NBC Universal, Weatherscan and Allen Media Group and other broadcasting channels. Please respect these and give credit where due).
Weathercore is strongly associated with sounds that provoke nostalgia or fear. The most recognizable being the sirens waning only minutes away from the perceived disaster, and the bumpers and stings of stations whether national or local, grabbing the attention of onlookers preparing for a peer into the future.
Some prominent artists composing for Weathercore media are:
- Trammel Starks (whose works are available for use as long as credit is administered)
- Alternate Skies (Looking further, it appears to be an early pioneer of vaporwave, they seem to be able to use the 1980s-era TWC logo which implies they got the OK from TWC, their artist profile photo is also a WS4000 radar)
- LIVE | HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! | Weatherscan | The Weather Channel | 11/23/2016 - 11/24/2016 22:47 EST
- Weather Channel music, playlists, video clips, images, and informant medias... TWC Classics was created for fans of the classic Weather Channel. From catchy local forecast music to goofy sponsors to information about how TWC evolved in its first twenty or so years, this site has it all!
- An accurate WeatherSTAR4000+ Emulator, which takes accurate weather data and creates a visual forecast similar to what was used by TWC
- An accurate IntelliSTAR Emulator, which takes accurate weather data and creates a visual forecast similar to what is currently used by TWC