Weather Alerts

I have setup a new custom Weather Alert and SkyWarn Spotter Activation script through PHP and Twitter for Stark County, Ohio.

This project is currently in Live Beta Testing and I am encouraging anyone to “follow” the account; and if you wish, have them text messaged to your phone.

For now, this script will tweet any time someone views either of my WX-IMG for Stark County, which are currently used on many different websites.

This script will alert under any of the following conditions:

  • Flood Warning
  • High Wind Warning
  • High Wind Watch
  • Flood Watch
  • Tornado Watch
  • Tornado Warning
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch
  • Frost Advisory
  • Freeze Warning
  • Wind Warning
  • Wind Advisory
  • Wind Chill Advisory
  • Blizzard Watch
  • Blizzard Warning
  • Winter Storm Watch
  • Winter Storm Warning
  • Winter Weather Advisory
  • Any “Special” Advisory
  • Spotters are encouraged to report
  • Spotter Activation is expected
  • Spotters have been activated
  • Spotter Activation may be needed
  • Spotter Activation will likely be needed
  • Spotter activation is possible on “day”

“Day” meaning one of: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.

I plan on setting it up to check for Weather Alerts every 15 minutes and Spotter Activation every 7 hours, This will help to make it more reliable and help to prevent spam tweets with the same message.

The URL for this new Twitter account is

If you have any questions, comments, complaints, praise, etc; please email me: