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Connecting to Jabber/XMPP

In addition to our live chat room, we encourage all users to connect to our Jabber chat room where not only can you chat with our Team members, but you will receive real-time updates from the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center. This can be a critical internet source!


Option 1 – Use the Web

The most simple and convenient way to connect to our chat room is to use the service. Let’s get you connected and into our conference room.

  • Step 1 – Navigate to
  • Step 2 – Login or proceed anonymously.
  • Step 3 – On the top left sidebar select Join Group Chat.
  • Step 4 – Find awpwxchat and double click to join

Logging in allows you to have your own username and to save bookmarks, in addition, it gives you the ability to automatically join the group chat when you login, but this is optional.

Option 2 – Use a Client

This does require registering on the server!

Choose from a list of Jabber/XMPP clients, our personal favorite is Trillian.

  • For conference server, put
  • For username and password, put in the username and password you created.
  • For conference group/chat, put awpwxchat