Game of Thrones Finale Weather Forecast & Extreme Meteorologist Videos Go Viral, Set New Records
Two recent videos posted on AccuWeather’s Facebook page created a social buzz and instantly became viral sensations. Our Social Media AccuWeather Meteorologist & Extreme Storm Chaser Reed Timmer captured high resolution video footage right in front of a tornado in Wray, CO. AccuWeathe was one of the first media outlets to air the tornado coverage that quickly became the #1 AccuWeather Facebook post of all time reaching a record breaking audience of 21 million. Subsequently, YouTube named Timmer’s incredible tornado chasing video the #1 video on their list of most important videos of the day and was seen by over 6.5 million viewers. The AccuWeather Network’s mock analysis of the arrival of winter on the popular HBO show Game of Thrones generated more than one million viewers, and an additional tens of thousands of mentions and shares across social media boosting viewership worldwide. Using AccuWeather’s forecasting expertise, engaging presentations, and live, local coverage, the video segment covered everything from the increased snow and cold temperatures in the fictional region to a report on how viewers can prepare for Winter and become AccuWeather Ready. Several news outlets picked up the videos, further strengthening AccuWeather’s social presence.
Link to the Game of Thrones video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FcX_00UxVY
Link to Reed Timmer video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjb7QtMEBUg