NWS Social Media from a Regional Perspective
The NWS Southern Region (SR) Regional Operations Center (ROC) is tasked with (1) Providing regional Impact Based Decision Support Services (IDSS) and (2) Communicating internally to NWS leadership the weather impacts and local and regional IDSS that are occurring within the NWS Southern Region. To aid in these two tasks, the SR ROC has taken an aggressive role in posting to and monitoring social media.
This presentation will give an overview and some examples of the various social media information that the SR ROC has shared over the past few years. Also, various options will be presented for monitoring social media to gather weather information on a regional scale. Lastly, a brief discussion will be given on best practices, challenges, and lessons learned with using social media from a regional perspective.