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Hi everybody and thanks for taking the time to read this. It was about eight years ago that I decided I could make a bigger difference in people's lives by starting a weather website dedicated to the people of the Midwest. 

Running a website like this requires working capital and lots of effort.  I do not pay myself, but I pay our weather contributors as their incredible work in writing blogs and analysis deserves compensation.  Then there are legal fees, server expenses, hosting fees and data sites I pay to get the best weather information possible.

Until the last two years, I have been able to subsidize the site and its expenses through my employment as a television meteorologist. However, at 65 I'm retired and that financial outlet no longer exists. 

Your donation whatever the size will allow me to continue my mission of providing the very best weather information I can for my area and beyond. I aim to be the source you can count on when the skies threaten. It's my mission to be out in front of the storm so you aren't caught with your pants down and your windows open. Whether your business is farming, building houses, cutting grass, or plowing snow, you can depend on me for accurate forecasts to make strong personal and financial decisions.  After 45 years of providing critical weather information, I remain committed to you. 

Thank you so much for your consideration and please know that the gofundme site is safe and secure.

T. Swails

Since its inception has grown to a point where there are 1.5 million active users. Virtually every country in the world has weather enthusiasts who tune in to see what's going on with Midwest weather. I never saw that coming! A pat on the back to everyone who made it happen.


  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Neal Schurr
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Brent Taplin
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Blaine D. Hilton
    • $60 
    • 3 yrs
  • Katie Carton
    • $120 
    • 3 yrs


Terry Swails
Marion, IA

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