Twitter is a meteorologist’s best friend and worst enemy. Meteorologists send out hundreds of tweets per day, and it is such a useful tool for dispensing information. Many times, though, hype will begin and spread like fire on Twitter. Other times, it saves someone’s life. Therefore, Twitter sees the best and worst out of meteorologists every week, and it gets really fascinating to watch. These are the 10 best Tweets I found from this past week!
#10 NCAR & UCAR Science
— NCAR & UCAR Science (@AtmosNews) October 17, 2016
This is incredibly cool.
#9 Eric Blake
— Eric Blake (@EricBlake12) October 17, 2016
Hurricane Nicole was living on a prayer those last few days, but man was she a cool lookin’ hurricane.
#8 NWS OPC
— NWS OPC (@NWSOPC) October 16, 2016
Two really mature Typhoons in the Pacific at the same time? Cool.
#7 Ian Livingston
— Ian Livingston (@islivingston) October 14, 2016
This is pretty cool. Data visualization in GIS is one of my favorite things anyways.
#6 Dan Tilkin
— Dan Tilkin (@DanTilkinKOIN6) October 14, 2016
Lets get one thing straight: NWS Portland had one of the wildest severe weather days in their office’s history on Friday. They issued 10 tornado warnings, which was nearly as many as they’d issued in the time period from 1986-2015.
#5 KATU News
— KATU News (@KATUNews) October 14, 2016
Here is one of the two confirmed tornadoes in the Portland, Oregon region last Friday.
#4 Ryan Maue
Typhoon Haima has a pinpoint eye showing up on visible satellite.
Currently 100-knots Cat 3 but should quickly reach Super status Monday pic.twitter.com/TleKz8shwW
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) October 17, 2016
Haima is one of the more impressive tropical cyclones I have seen this year.
#3 Stu Ostro
— Stu Ostro (@StuOstro) October 13, 2016
I wish I had done a post on this last week. This event was one of the more infamous lake-effect events of all time.
#2 Hurricane Hunters
— Hurricane Hunters (@53d_HHA) October 12, 2016
I love seeing the inside of a hurricane’s eye.
#1 Ian Livingston
— Ian Livingston (@islivingston) October 12, 2016
Nicole was the story in tropical meteorology last week, and she didn’t disappoint.