5 Things You May Have Missed on Social Media This Week - June 3 - 7, 2013
Social Media Community Coordinator
Friday, June 7, 2013, 2:01 PM -
Andrea vs. Andrea
One of the biggest weather stories we tracked this week was the formation of tropical storm Andrea in the Gulf of Mexico – the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began June 1st.
While the convention of giving tropical cyclones human names helps forecasters and people in the path of the storm easily keep track of the latest developments, it can get a little overwhelming for actual people who share the storm’s name, as our web journalist Andrea Bagley found out:
I asked our Twitter followers: have you ever shared your name with a storm? How did you feel about it?
@weathernetwork Sad for the destruction and sad that you’ll never have another named after you. Hurricane Andrew 1992.— Andy W Taylor (@SooGuy68) June 6, 2013
@weathernetwork Try having a horrific monster like Hurricane Katrina share your name. (No one ever spells my name incorrectly though)— Katrina Folkema (@Body_Kinetics) June 6, 2013
Best sunset ever?
Sunsets are a favourite subject for weather photographers, but it’s not often that we get as many different views of the same sunset as we did from our Quebec fans on June 6th.
(Photo by Jean-Francois Pelletier, Quebec, QC)
Check out this Tumblr post for all the stunning photos of what may go down in history as the most photographed sunset ever.
You’ve been asking about it, and this week, it’s finally here: our 2013 Summer Outlook.
We looked at what sort of weather patterns the climate models are indicating Canada could see over the next 3-4 months, and, well, this was all I could think of to sum up the outlook for much of Ontario:
RT if you can relate: twitter.com/weathernetwork…— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) June 6, 2013
Fortunately, other regions of Canada are looking much more promising. What do you think of our predictions for your area?
We’re doing Vine
Are you doing Vine? As of this week, we’re doing Vine.
A quick primer: Vine is a social app that allows you to record and share 6-second video clips. Here’s our first post:
Give us a follow!
News team power up!
It was a bit of a special week for us at The Weather Network, because for the first time in months, our entire TWN family was together under one roof.
We have personnel stationed right across the country, from Nathan Coleman in Halifax to Ian Jacobs in Vancouver, but most of the time we only get to communicate with them in the digital space. A training session brought everyone together at our Oakville headquarters and our show teams really enjoyed catching up face-to-face – and of course, sharing the experience with our fans through social media.