WDAM Chief Meteorologist named in top 100 Meteorology Twitter account list

WDAM Chief Meteorologist named in top 100 Meteorology Twitter account list

PINE BELT (WDAM) - WDAM 7 News Chief Meteorologist was recently recognized as one of the top 100 Meteorology Twitter accounts to follow in the year 2017.

The list was released on atmolife.com.

Before working at WDAM 7 News, Nick Lilja grew up all across the United States. He's lived in Oregon, Wisconsin, New York, Virginia, and Texas. But now calls Mississippi home. And he is thrilled to be forecasting the weather for the Pine Belt.

He's been a meteorologist and storm chaser for the last five years – three of which were in Amarillo, Texas.

"It's a real honor to be alongside fellow Raycom meteorologists Samantha Roberts and Heather Sophia on the Top 100 Meteorology Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2017 list," said Lilja. "It's great that Raycom meteorologists are putting effort into twitter as it is really the best social media platform to use during severe weather."

The WDAM First Alert Weather team prides itself on being the Pine Belt's number one source for weather. The team takes it's job very seriously, bringing you the latest information on as many platforms as possible.

"It's really cool to make a list like this. I don't know that I've ever thought of myself as 'followable' but I try to just put stuff out there that I think people will find useful, interesting or funny."

Lilja also has a popular blog that goes more in depth into his forecasts. He uses Twitter to reach as many people as quickly as possible.

"I think everyone that lives in a place with bad weather should be on Twitter. Because it is - generally - the only social media platform that cycles new material and information through your feed instantaneously," said Lilja. "That means when a warning is issued, and I tweet it out, you see it the next second. It isn't like Facebook where it is put into an algorithm. And it isn't like Snapchat or Instagram where it needs to be a picture with a caption. It is just the latest info you need. Right now."

You can follow Nick on Twitter here.

To see the entire list of Meteorology Twitter Accounts to follow in 2017, click here. 

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