Hi everybody and thanks for taking the time to read this. It was about six years ago that Carolyn and I decided I could make a bigger difference in people's lives by starting a weather website dedicated to the people of the Midwest. It was my aim to drill into the specifics of what it takes to produce a forecast with the goal of teaching others how to read the weather charts and be a part of the forecasting process. I wanted to share with you the thoughts, insights, and challenges that shape strategy. The whole idea was to offer users something they would never get anywhere else...an in-depth behind the scenes look at what is happening in their back yard.
Running a website like this does require working capital. 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.
For the last six years, I have been able to subsidize the site and its expenses through my employment as a television meteorologist. However, that financial outlet no longer exists. To the point, I'm proposing a voluntary one year subscription for the service I'm providing. While any amount helps, I'm asking you to consider paying $12 for a year long subscription. (That's $1 dollar per month, which I hope you think is a darn good value).
Your generosity will allow me to continue my mission of providing the very best weather information I can for my area and beyond. I want 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. 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 43 years I remain committed to you.
Thank you so much for your consideration and know that you will get what you pay for and then some. You have my word on that. The subscription form is of course safe and secure.
Since its inception TSwails.com 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.