Land Mass between New Orleans and Mobile

Land Mass between New Orleans and Mobile

Updated Nov 01, 2012 at 02:42AM EDT by Brad.

Added Aug 27, 2012 at 07:44AM EDT by LeviathanPrime.

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Background

On August 26th, 2012, major news media outlets in the United States began reporting on the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Issac on the Gulf Coast. During the live coverage of the storm's predicted trajectory path, the Weather Channel erroneously referred to the state of Mississippi as "the land mass" between New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama.


TROPICAL STORM ISAAC 25 mph FRI PM | THU PM 35 mph WED PM TUE PM 100 mph CAT: MON PM 90 mph CAT: 1 MON Early AM 70 mph 65 mph

Coinciding with the anniversary of the deadly Hurricane Katrina which inflicted heavy damages to the state of Mississipi, the on-air gaffe by the weather forecast network instantly led to an outpour of criticisms and mockeries from Facebook users who perceived the label "the land mass" as negligent practice of journalism.

Notable Developments

Within hours of the The Weather Channel's report, Facebook users began posting angry reactions to the news station's official Facebook and Twitter, criticizing its use of the term "land mass" as an utter deficiency of basic understanding in the U.S. geography.



Later that same day, an independent Facebook page titled "The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile" was launched as a place for Mississippian Facebook users to cope with their state being neglected by the news media. By Monday afternoon, the Facebook page had reportedly gained more than 34,000 likes and accumulated nearly 200 user-generated images poking fun at the awkward phrase.


TROPICAL STORM ISAAC 25 mph) . FRI PM THU PM WED PM LAND TUE PM 100 mph CAT: BETWEEN NOLA MON PM AND The Land Mass Between NOLA and Like Message ▼ () : Mobile 43,245 likes Community As usual, Mississippi is being ignored. Is The Weather Channel going to station ANYONE on the Mississippi Gulf Coast? There's your story. Seven years to the day. I promise, you have a lot of Mississippians watching you right now. LAND MASS BETWEEN 43,245 About Photos Likes

On August 31st, 2012, the urban dictionary chose "Landmass" as their word of the day:
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Landmass&defid=6734307

Notable Examples


THEREAREMANY UNKNOWN REGIONS INTHE UNMAPPEDAREAS BETWEENNOLA ANDMOBILE The Weather Channel The Weather Channel in association with National Geographic Proudly Presents weather.com The Mysterious Landmass A Journey Into The Unacknowledged MIQEL.com 1910 THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN LAND MASS WELCOME TO LAND MASS IT'S LIKE COMING HOME
THIS IS OUR LAND MASS TM rKentucky Tennessee homa Arkansa PROUD TO BE FROM The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile What The 2 A 0 N 0 4 2 T 0 R 0 5 N TWC has you covered for lsaac 2012. Maybe.
nnex 3 I DONT ALWAYS GET HIT BY HURRICANES BUT WHEN IDO, I CAN AT LEAST SAY "MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST"

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