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TIME Magazine Names James Spann One of Best Twitter Feeds in 2014

  |   By: West Honeycutt     |   News

Last week, TIME Magazine named Birmingham, Ala. meteorologist James Spann as one of the 140 best twitter feeds of 2014.

“The Birmingham-based meteorologist constantly responds to his 144k+ Twitter followers’ weather-related questions and retweets user-submitted photos from around the state, all while helming the televised weather forecast on a local ABC affiliate’s news show,” writes TIME reporter and Alabama-native, Victor Luckerson. “He helped pioneer the use of Twitter as an information source during extreme weather events with his minute-by-minute coverage of the April 2011 tornado that devastated the Southeast.”

Spann, who has over 143,000 followers on Twitter, is one of the most followed Alabama personalities on the website. During and after the 2011 tornados that ravaged Alabama, he utilized Twitter to help with warning and recovery efforts.

Aside from his weather and news updates, Spann is also notorious for responding to those who reach out to him on the social media platform, as well as retweeting photos sent to him.

 

 

 

Spann and his weather reports can be seen on television channel ABC 33/40 and online at his website, www.alabamawx.com. A full list of TIME’s best twitter feeds can be seen here.

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West Honeycutt is a small business owner in Birmingham, Alabama. He has formerly worked for political consulting firms in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery, AL.