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 http://www.twitter.com/starkohiowx

If you have any questions, comments, complaints, praise, etc; please email me: http://www.w8jkc.com/contact

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