I stayed up late this past Saturday night and into Sunday morning to follow the deepening storm system over the MS and OH valleys. There was a truly significant and widespread severe weather event ongoing from southern Michigan all the way down to Mississippi. At one time, I think about 22 counties in Indiana alone were under a "blanket" severe thunderstorm warning. There was an obvious widespread bow echo, with some individual cells forward speed at 70, 80+ mph, and one even showing at 122mph! The nocturnal jet was over 60 kts, and the surface low deepening by the hour. All the while, The Weather Channel programming was totally asleep to this event! Even as a new tornado warning covering 3 counties in Indiana was issued - the OCM was talking about a "decreasing" threat of any tornado overnight. TWC was re-playing a bunch of needless tropical weather updates, showing footage of skiiers in the western mountains, playing up the NYC marathon. In short -- everything but covering the significant severe weather event then in progress under their very nose. I realize this is commercial television, but also supposed to be 24-hour weather coverage? What a joke!