I thought the tweet-up at Joni's was great, and it wasn't all that freaky like I thought it ... well I have a fertile imagination. Hm, "tweets"? Had a great time, good crowd, had a beer, and made some friends.
Here's an example of long text, a little different from the 140 characters for Twitter. But it almost makes sense, and has some weird lingo from NOAA and the National Weather Service (evening forecast 8:50 pm CST Sat Jan. 3)
Marine...buoy 20 reported south winds at 15 to 20 knots and seas of 4 to 5 feet with a 7 second period early this evening. Observation on the Laguna Madre were light to moderate from the south. Winds will continue to mix down offshore tonight in the presence of a weak low level jet. Only when high pressure pushes into south Texas from the north Sunday morning to relax the gradient will winds weaken from moderate to light. Winds will remain light most of Sunday...slowly backing to east and then northeast as high pressure works its way into deep south Texas. Winds will become northeast and increase Monday morning once colder air arrives. Exercise caution to borderline Small Craft Advisory conditions are expected offshore Monday. Low overcast clouds with some light rain will be the rule Monday. Loaded new nawave4 grids which initialized the current lower sea heights well.