Meet Matt. He served as the Chief Meteorologist for Lakeshore News Tonight in Merrillville for nearly 6 years. When Lakeshore News Tonight aired its final broadcast, Matt realized the void that was left when local news in NW Indiana went away. Sure, Chicago news covered NW Indiana–but when it came to weather…it left a lot to be desired and still does to this day.
In 2009, Matt created the concept for Region Weather through his Facebook page. He would provide daily updates on local weather conditions. The endeavor grew by 2012 when Matt created the “Region Weather” we know today with a Facebook page dedicated only to NW Indiana weather. Over the years, the graphics and forecasts have grown into a full-blown weather operation as residents of “The Region” have grown to trust Matt and his NW Indiana forecasts.
During severe weather coverage this past summer, Region Weather reached over 800,000 unique viewers during the month of July as Matt provided LIVE coverage during tornado warnings and multiple LIVE forecasts leading up to the event. Over half a million unique viewers were reached during winter storm coverage just this week. When people turn to Region Weather, they know they won’t get an over-hyped forecast–they’ll get a straight-forward “this is what it is” forecast that they can trust.
We’ll continue to provide accurate, trusted forecasts specific to NW Indiana–but we’ll take out the drama and flair and “keep it real” That’s what we’re about. And a big thank you to YOU for trusting Region Weather!