About Us & #tSpotter

We Provide Severe and Winter Weather Information for Davidson and Williamson Counties.

We think you should have more (and better) information than what you get on that crap app on your phone that shows you humorless, model-generated numbers and confusing clip art that’s no help at all when the weather turns severe or when the white death (snow) descends on the city.

Turns out, providing that information is not hard to do if you care and you work at it.

Using fancy radar data, and dialed into the National Weather Service’s internal chat, we tweet out forecasts, watches, warnings, ETAs and commentary about hail, severe wind, lightning, tornadoes, snow, and other severe weather only for Davidson and Williamson Counties. We also provide daily forecasts sometime in the morning, plus next-day forecasts at 6:30 PM and 9 PM.  We use this website to supplement all that Twitter stuff we just mentioned, which you can find @NashSevereWx on Twitter.

We are National Weather Service (Nashville) SKYWARN Social Media Coordinators. This means we coordinate and relay – in real time – your severe & winter weather reports tweeted with the hashtag #tSpotter.

If you see: TORNADO, FUNNEL CLOUD, FLOODING, HAIL, STRUCTURAL DAMAGE, TREES OR POWER LINES DOWN and/or SNOW/FLURRIES, let the NWS know ASAP by tweeting your report with the hashtag #tSpotter. Tweets with photos and specific locations (geotagged) are best. Your reports assist the NWS in issuing severe weather warnings and advisories. Here’s our oldest example of that:

Send in your reports! They are valuable. They improve the forecast. They assist in warning decisions. They may even save someone’s life. Your report is the eyes of the NWS.

Yeah, But Who Exactly Are You?

We are not the robots that generate your crap app forecasts from a piece of software housed in Atlanta.

We are actual people. David, Will, and Andrew live and/or work in Williamson County and/or Davidson County. We are all married, all of us have kids, we have college degrees, and this is our hobby that kinda got away from us and turned into a thing, whatever this is. Providing you weather information isn’t easy, but it is a joy, and at the risk of sounding cliche-cheesy (which David hates), it’s our passion. We are huuuuuge radar and tornado and wet bulb and convective available potential energy and warm nose and quasi linear convective system and social media nerds. We think we are also self-aware that we are nerds and we have made peace with that. Of the three of us, Will is the coolest.

If you want the whole story, there are articles out there on The Googles which David feels like are not cool to link to because no one likes that Hey LOOK AT ME guy. Or, just hit us up on Twitter.

Interns generate most web content. We’re in our 4th year of having interns from Mississippi State’s meteorology group. David has a soft spot for Mississippi, but that’s not why we get our interns from there. We get them because they are good and have served us well. Yasser Kishk was our first intern, the original. Bobby Mcillece was the Intern 2.0. I don’t know how they pulled it off by themselves, but they did. The third generation was Kaiti Blake and Meagan Massey, who are now graduates and TV meteorologists in Texas. They are awesome. Currently, Caroline MacDonald and Brendan Schaper are interning — both are juniors — they were so good we broke our seniors-only rule.

Recently Charlie Neese, formerly of Channel 5, has recently come aboard to do Periscope for us during severe weather warnings. He has started his own business as a realtor. Y’all should call him!

All funny jokes came from Will, David, and Andrew.  Jokes that either aren’t funny or do not land are the responsibility of any intern, past or present.

All weather information is serious. It is nerd-curated and repackaged for easy consumption.

Now enjoy our disclaimer!

DAVID IS A LAWYER, SO HERE IS OUR DISCLAIMER:  We are not meteorologists, except for Charlie Neese. When we call ourselves tweeteorologists or media-orologists, we do not mean we are meteorologists. All information, tweets, posts, blogs, etc., are derivative, and any opinions are our own.  We cannot do this if we assume liability, so please understand we assume no liability.  Use at your own risk.  Let us reiterate: the user assumes the entire risk related to its use of this data/tweets/posts/updates. Data is provided “as is,” and we disclaim any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will we be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data.  Consult all available sources of severe weather, heed all warnings, and do not rely solely on us.