Suddenly everyone is excited about it, fuelled in part by an uptick in wacky weather events, but also by a new gang of weather experts and climate reporters that are reaching people through the Internet, namely Twitter.
Many seasoned meteorologists are now using 140 characters or less to make normally complicated data accessible to the general public. They use terms that everyone can understand and push out maps that make snowstorms, hurricanes, and other weather-related happenings interesting.
Below is a list of the some best weather people to follow on Twitter. You might even learn some meteorology.
Eric Fisher — Chief meteorologist at CBS Boston
Mike Seidel — On-camera meteorologist and field reporter for The Weather Channel. He also covers breaking news for NBC, MSBC, and CNBC
Cory Mottice — Meteorologist for AccuWeather
Stu Ostro — Senior meteorologist at The Weather Channel
James Spann — Chief meteorologist for ABC 33/40, based in Birmingham, Alabama
Stephen Stirling — Data reporter for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey
While heavy snow could continue for a while in NJ as storm intensifies, this is New England’s storm. NWS still forecasting 2-4 in. for NJ
— Stephen Stirling (@SStirling) February 15, 2014
Eric Holthaus — Meteorologist, currently writing for Slate
Andrew Freedman — Senior climate reporter for Mashable
To be crystal clear: NWS said today there is a 1-in-1,000 chance that Calif’s rainfall deficit will be eliminated this winter. (1 of 2)
— Andrew Freedman (@afreedma) February 18, 2014
Jim Cantore — Broadcast meteorologist appearing on The Weather Channel
Stephanie Abrams — Meteorologist for The Weather Channel who hosts the “Wake Up with Al” show with Al Roker.
Tom Niziol — Winter Weather Expert at The Weather Channel
Ari Sarsalari — Broadcast meteorologist for WAAY 31 in Huntsville, Alabama
Here are some general news sites that are also good to follow:
Breaking News Storm — Real-time severe weather updates
National Weather Service — Weather updates for the entire country from NOAA
AccuWeather.com — Breaking news and weather stories from AccuWeather.com
crazy! RT @smartinWNTV: #Iowa: nothing like #severe t'storm warnings and #blizzard warnings at the same time. #iawx pic.twitter.com/DC4z6WL6qx -- WeatherBug (@WeatherBug) February 20, 2014Have suggestions for great weather people to follow? Feel free to let us know in the comments.
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