Don’t get caught up in social media weather hype

Don’t get caught up in social media weather hype
Changing forecasts: Don't get caught up in social media weather hype

It is that time of year that winter forecasts start getting shared on social media. While some of it can be true, it’s important to remember that forecasts change and you need to stay with local media outlets to get the latest information.

When forecast models are shared on Facebook or Twitter, many times it is only ONE possible outcome of MANY.

FOX23 Meteorologist Michael Seger explains why we shouldn’t RELY on that one possible outcome.

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Changing forecasts: Don't get caught up in social media weather hype

The FOX23 Severe Weather Team digs through every possible outcome and looks at the terrain of Green Country to determine the best likely scenario.

Just remember, if you see a social media post of an incoming snowstorm more than 7 days out - don’t panic! Check-in with your FOX23 Severe Weather Team to get the latest information and an understanding of the many possible outcomes.

Even when FOX23 News is not on, you can get the latest information from the entire FOX23 Severe Weather Team by following them on social media. Each meteorologist has their own Facebook page you can follow by clicking on their picture.

FOX23 Severe WeatherTeam James Aydelott Michael Seger Megan McClellan Laura Mock Brad Carl