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Reddit Starts Listing Trending Subreddits To Get More Users Into Its Sma...

Subreddits are, perhaps, reddit's biggest strength. Introduced in 2008, they're a huge part of the reason why the site rose to popularity, a

Scientists must use more jargon for public to appreciate science, study ...

By Abra Viligiomio. Most of the public is turned off by scientists' overly accessible and personalized descriptions of their work, and scien

Charter TV

Turn your Android phone or tablet into a TV! As a Charter TV customer, you can now stream over 100 live TV channels within your home network

Spring Storm Hits New England

The strong coastal storm currently off the coast of New England will continue to bring strong winds and heavy snow to coastal portions of th

Unusually Strong Nor'easter for New England and the Canadian Maritimes

This was one of those storms that people will talk about for years, especially those that were directly affected by it. It all started with

Bad Winter Weather Meets Big Data Prediction - InformationWeek

The Weather Company is moving to a NoSQL-powered platform to gather some 20 terabytes of weather data per day. What's the biggest challenge?

You won't believe how fast these Russian kids get towed on their sleds

Witness the idiocy of these crazy Russian kids being towed in sleds at really high speeds. Make sure to watch the entire video, because it r

The Pocket Drone - Your personal flying robot

The world's first multicopter that's powerful enough to carry a high quality action camera and folds up smaller than a 7in tablet.


A single place for everything you want to read.Instead of having to hunt down for news, feedly aggregates the contents of your favorite site

Eye in the Sky: Great Drone Footage

In advance of our week of Homegrown Drones coverage this week I put out a call for cool drones videos. I got some great stuff. I picked what

Suomi NPP views of strong midwest cyclone « CIMSS Satellite Blog

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

10 things weather forecasters won’t tell you 10 things

Inside the high-stakes game of guessing whether it will rain tomorrow.

'Oh my gosh!' Raleigh woman's snow photo goes viral ::

Of the thousands of snow photos taken in North Carolina on Wednesday, one of the most talked about and shared shots came from a Raleigh woma

Twitter Testing Major Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook

Twitter is testing a major redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.

This Little Mi-Fi Can Get You Online Anywhere in the World

Look at this little guy. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but powerful enough to enable you to make phone calls, text, and use

San Angelo water supply levels continue to dwindle

The Texas Water Development Board estimates San Angelo’s reservoirs lost more than 5 feet of elevation to evaporation in 2013, according to

Colorado River Drought Forces a Painful Reckoning for States

Drought and population growth are driving a reassessment of how the 1,450-mile Colorado, the Southwest’s only major river, can continue to s

An early start to hurricane season? “Subtropical” storm may be forming…

Tropical storms have occurred during every month in the Atlantic, but January storms are rare. Today, Subtropical Storm Arthur could be form

It's Official: Penn State Names James Franklin Head Football Coach

Penn State has its 16th head football coach, and it's the 41-year old Pennsylvania native and former Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin.


71 second warning. Mexico earthquake: Video captures early-warning alert before shaking

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Very nice photo of a shelf cloud in Minnesota today. #mnwx
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Next 48 hours: Absolute soaker for northern Florida, southern/coastal Georgia & coastal South Carolina. 3-5" storm totals possible.
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Hot one one the soccer field today! Reached 79° at the house. #Asheville   #avlwx  
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Social Meteorologist, Editorial Meteorologist, Met Product Developer, Investigation of Social Media's Role in Weather Data Gathering
  • The Weather Channel
    Social Meteorologist, 2012 - present
    Editorial Meteorologist, 2006 - 2012
  • The Weather Channel
    Meteorologist/Graphics, 2001 - 2006
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Atlanta, GA - Holland, PA - State College, PA
Social meteorologist for The Weather Channel. Love to discover interesting and unique weather facts and imagery. Interested in the marriage of social media and weather dissemination. Loyal Philly sports fan. Enjoys listening to Pearl Jam....a lot.
I'm a former editorial meteorologist for The Weather Channel and I worked full time at TWC for 11 years from 2001 to 2012. I now work part time as a social meteorologist - producing relevant and timely content by the curation of social media including tweets, shared photos, Google+ posts, and Facebook posts. I also trigger engagement with fans of The Weather Channel (Twitter, Facebook, Google+) by answering questions pertaining to meteorology and TWC.

I love tracking breaking weather news, tech news, and staying on top of social media and how to utilize it in news dissemination. I try to seek out intriguing weather stories and imagery on a near-daily basis. 

I was one of two people who initiated the use of Twitter and Facebook at The Weather Channel in February 2009. 

I'm originally from the northeast suburbs of Philadelphia. I moved to Atlanta to work for The Weather Channel in 2001. I lived and worked there until summer 2012 when my family and I made the move to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.  I am married to a superb radiologist from New Orleans and we have an awesome little guy named Charlie who turned 2 in March 2014.

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Philadelphia sports fan through and through. Married into the Saints fandom. Die-hard Pearl Jam fan. First generation Irishman. Love traditional Irish music. Big Ten fan but SEC college football is more exciting.
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    Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, 1996 - 2000
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