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5 Things You May Have Missed On Social Media This Week


Alexandra Pope
Social Media Community Coordinator

Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:00 PM -

So, maybe after last week’s social media roundup, you went ahead and joined Twitter and even followed @weathernetwork.

Now what?

How about you get acquainted with some of our on-camera presenters? 

They would love to get acquainted with you!

The changeability of Canadian weather provides ample opportunities for fun interaction – for example, Weather Network Alberta presenter Sheryl Plouffe and reporter Kelsey McEwen asking to see pictures of your cutest rain boots:

If you’re a fan of the national morning show, then you know that Chris Murphy loves to feature your tweets on TV. This week, he wanted photographic evidence of your “Big Fish” stories.

Full points for enthusiasm here:

Wondering if your favorite TWN personality is on Twitter? Check out the “Insider Insights” section of our homepage.

The east heats up

As temperatures rose into the high 20s and Humidex values made it feel closer to the mid-30s across Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes, talk turned to beating the heat – and possibly tearing the month of June out of the calendar and skipping straight to July.

(I caved – for the comfort of my cats, I swear!)

And for our friends in the west who have been dealing with heavy rain and cool temperatures, don’t worry:


Toronto’s Don Valley Swimming Pool

This week, the legendary “Don Valley Parking Lot” was temporarily transformed into the Don Valley Swimming Pool thanks to a powerful thunderstorm that dumped between 60-70 mm of rain on Toronto just in time for the morning rush.

Interestingly, this occurred almost a year to the day that Toronto shut down due to another weather-related transportation nightmare: the flooding of Union Station.

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