Tag: storm

Why do social media posts about Portland weather often contain the hashtag #pdxtst?

Every year around this time, Portland has some sort of weather event. And right on time, the feet of snow falling nearby and the closure of I-84 are probably resulting in any number of tweets in the Portland area. As part of those tweets, an astute Twitter user like you might notice that the hashtag #pdxtst seems prevalent. But why is that?

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Bad jokes gone good: How the Portland Twitter! Storm! Team! hashtag joke became a valuable weather resource

When it comes to this time of year, Portland gets a little wacky about its weather. That’s nothing new. It’s been happening for quite some time. Live coverage from the top of Sylvan Hill. Reporters resembling Ralphie’s brother from A Christmas Story waiting patiently in the Gorge for freezing rain. Hysteria! Apocalypse! Pandemonium! Read More