What should I wear? What am I going to do today? How will my travel plans be impacted? The weather impacts everything that we do on a daily basis, so it's great to have the most updated, reliable forecast at our fingertips.
All you need is an electronic device (phone; tablet; computer). Then head to Twitter.
These are the top five handles that you should be following:
- @NWSColumbia - It's the official Twitter account for the National Weather Service in Columbia, SC. Get the latest local forecasts, weather advisories and storm reports.
- @NHC_Atlantic - It's the official Twitter account for the National Hurricane Center. A great resource during the Atlantic hurricane season from June 1 - November 30, the agency offers tropical updates and outlooks.
- @breakingweather - It provides breaking weather alerts and timely weather news updates from AccuWeather forecasters. This information is broken down into the top weather stories of the day and covers the entire United States.
- @NOAAClimate - It focuses on climate data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Get information about record-breaking weather, ongoing weather studies and future climate predictions.
- @JimCantore - It's the official Twitter account for Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, AMS Fellow and Weather Channel employee Jim Cantore. He's known for reporting from the highest impact areas of severe weather, winter weather or tropical weather. Cantore's frequently mocked, and he has even been issued trespassing warnings from law enforcement - as a joke. It's fun to keep track of his whereabouts.
Of course, don't forget to follow meteorologists and weather forecasters from the local NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox affiliates.
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