The Northern Indiana National Weather Service weather forecast office plans to give citizens a behind-the-scenes look at what happens in the office before a severe weather event. The office will host a live Twitter chat in which meteorologists tweet about what they look at before such an event. They’ll also answer questions sent to them via Twitter.
The live Twitter chat is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12.
If you have a Twitter account, simply follow @NWSIWX and you’ll see every tweet from the office. To ask a question, send a tweet that includes the @NWSIWX tag.
If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can’t ask questions but there are several ways you can monitor the chat.
Basic Web page
This Web page will show you every tweet that is either from @NWSIWX or mentions @NWSIWX. New tweets will not automatically appear but a click-able message will appear that indicates when new tweets have been posted. You can see them by clicking on that message.
Monitter.com displays tweets that meet certain search criteria, as they appear. To use it, go to www.monitter.com. At the top of the page, in the space next to the words “Tweets containing,” replace the word, “monitter” with the string below:
from:nwsiwx OR @nwsiwx
Then, click the “add column” button and wait a few moments. The screen will eventually fill with the last 20 tweets that were either from @nwsiwx or mention @nwsiwx. New tweets that meet those criteria will appear automatically at the top, as they’re posted.