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 the severe weather event in February 2017, over 80,000 people in NW Indiana turned to Matt’s forecast during 4 hours of FB Live broadcasts–all aimed at keeping everyone safe during the severe weather.
Region weather now reaches over 80,000 people a month with nearly 50,000 unique users turning to regionweather.com in 2017. As more and more residents turn to Region Weather, Matt has big plans in 2018 including a brand new, redesigned regionweather.com with updated local maps and 7 day forecasts ready for you at any time–24/7. Several partnerships are in the plans to better keep NWI residents ahead of our ever-changing weather.
Thanks so much for trusting Region Weather!