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Tweeting & Facebooking the Weather

Social media is becoming more and more popular these days….I mean, even my mom is on Facebook! There are arguments that these “outlets” can be good and bad, but I feel that the weather world can really only benefit from Twitter, Facebook, etc.

  1. It gives forecasters like myself the opportunity to reach out to even more people.
  2. Followers on Twitter, in addition to friends/fans on Facebook can tell us what is going on in their city, neighborhood and street. It’s just important that they are accurate with rainfall totals, storm reports, etc.

The National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service offices around the country have joined the social media world as well. And I can’t write this blog without shamelessly plugging 13WMAZ’s presence in the social media world.

www.facebook.com/13wmaz

Tweeting & Facebooking the Weather

Social media is becoming more and more popular these days….I mean, even my mom is on Facebook! There are arguments that these “outlets” can be good and bad, but I feel that the weather world can really only benefit from Twitter, Facebook, etc.

  1. It gives forecasters like myself the opportunity to reach out to even more people.
  2. Followers on Twitter, in addition to friends/fans on Facebook can tell us what is going on in their city, neighborhood and street. It’s just important that they are accurate with rainfall totals, storm reports, etc.

The National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service offices around the country have joined the social media world as well. And I can’t write this blog without shamelessly plugging 13WMAZ’s presence in the social media world.

www.facebook.com/13wmaz

TV Meteorologists= Heroes?

TV Meteorologists= Heroes?

As Weather Becomes Big Story, TV Forecasters Play Hero

Take a few minutes to read this article! It’s a great write-up with three important points.

  1. The weather is becoming more extreme, whether it’s climate change or not…and whether we like it or not!
  2. Weather technology has greatly improved over the years, which has allowed our forecasting to greatly improve.
  3. This combination puts TV forecasters in a very important role.

Here’s the thing…I don’t feel like a hero and I don’t think most broadcast meteorologists do either. We are just following our passion…some may even go so far as to call us weather geeks (I’m ok with that by the way!) When we cover severe weather, we aren’t thinking…"I want to be a hero."

TV Meteorologists= Heroes?

TV Meteorologists= Heroes?

As Weather Becomes Big Story, TV Forecasters Play Hero

Take a few minutes to read this article! It’s a great write-up with three important points.

  1. The weather is becoming more extreme, whether it’s climate change or not…and whether we like it or not!
  2. Weather technology has greatly improved over the years, which has allowed our forecasting to greatly improve.
  3. This combination puts TV forecasters in a very important role.

Here’s the thing…I don’t feel like a hero and I don’t think most broadcast meteorologists do either. We are just following our passion…some may even go so far as to call us weather geeks (I’m ok with that by the way!) When we cover severe weather, we aren’t thinking…"I want to be a hero."

The Spring of Twisters

The Spring of Twisters

It was a scary spring especially for Joplin, Missouri, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama as twisters devastated their cities and caused loss of life. But here in Georgia we had our fair share of twisters as well.

March 26: 2 tornadoes in Central Georgia, EF-0 in Laurens county and EF-0 along the Crisp-Sumter county line.

April 4-5: EF-2 touched down in Dodge County, and an EF-1 hit southern Bibb County.

April 15-16: 3 tornadoes across the state including an EF-1 in Bibb county about 5 miles north-northwest of Macon.

April 27-28: There were 15 tornadoes across the state. An EF-4 tornado occurred in Catoosa County causing seven fatalities and 30 injuries. There was an EF-3 tornado that crossed Pike, Lamar, Monroe and Butts counties causing two deaths in Lamar County.

The unusually active tornadic spring really boils down to one thing: the exit of La Niña.

The Spring of Twisters

The Spring of Twisters

It was a scary spring especially for Joplin, Missouri, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama as twisters devastated their cities and caused loss of life. But here in Georgia we had our fair share of twisters as well.

March 26: 2 tornadoes in Central Georgia, EF-0 in Laurens county and EF-0 along the Crisp-Sumter county line.

April 4-5: EF-2 touched down in Dodge County, and an EF-1 hit southern Bibb County.

April 15-16: 3 tornadoes across the state including an EF-1 in Bibb county about 5 miles north-northwest of Macon.

April 27-28: There were 15 tornadoes across the state. An EF-4 tornado occurred in Catoosa County causing seven fatalities and 30 injuries. There was an EF-3 tornado that crossed Pike, Lamar, Monroe and Butts counties causing two deaths in Lamar County.

The unusually active tornadic spring really boils down to one thing: the exit of La Niña.