A note of caution. While rankings are labeled on the maps, and while it is human nature to make comparisons, keep in mind that the needs and demographics of each WFO are different.
The three Facebook maps below show the raw number of Likes (Figure 1), the rate of Likes per 100,000 population (Figure 2), and the change in Likes over the last six months (Figure 3).
Figure 1. Facebook Likes for 118 National Weather Service forecast offices as of September 28, 2015. Rank label (highest to lowest) added to each WFO.
Figure 2. Facebook Likes per 100,000 population for 118 National Weather Service forecast offices as of September 28, 2015. Rank label (highest to lowest) added to each WFO.
Twitter functions quite a bit differently than Facebook. While Facebook is a more casual source of information, Twitter is much more like a news aggregation site. The information is short, sweet, and timely. My experience has been that Twitter is much more of a specialized type of social media where the participants are in the media, celebrities, actors, athletes, and subject matter specialists.
So, here are my two maps for Twitter. The first (Figure 4, shows the number of Twitter followers for each NWS page. The second show the average number of Tweets sent out by those offices since their Twitter account was activated (Figure 5).
Table 1. Raw count of Facebook Likes, Twitter Followers, Tweets, and rate of Tweets by National Weather Service Forecast Office (WFO). Separate entries made for the Alaska WFOs so that Twitter statistics are identifiable. They share identical Facebook values.