Thank You!

Happy Birthday TWZ!

Just a little over a year ago, the simple idea of a community shaped around the core concept of learning more about the weather and its impacts on our everyday lives sparked the creation of this blog. In just a short amount of time, TWZ has reached thousands of visitors spanning all corners of the globe.

In celebration of the big anniversary, I thought I would share some of the most popular posts from the past year. No big surprises in the fact that some of the site’s most-viewed posts had to do with severe weather and significant snow events, the weather phenomena that tend to have the most impact on the general public. TWZ Interviews and our continuing “The Weather Explained” series also were very popular. Here is a list of the most popular posts from the past year:

  1. TWZ Interviews: James Morrow – The very first of the TWZ Interviews series has proven to also be the most popular. My good friend James and I sit down to discuss all things related to the National Weather Service and its interactions with the general public.
  2. Winter Storm Update – A simple video explaining what to expect from the biggest snow storm of the winter. It was short, sweet, and to the point and proved that snow typically is the biggest attention-grabber in the world of meteorology.
  3. July 13th Update – An enhanced risk of severe weather from the SPC also turned into one of the heaviest traffic days here on TWZ.
  4. September 30th Update – Hurricane Joaquin turned out to be one of the bigger weather events of 2015 as evidenced by this post outlining the potential effects of the storm on our region.
  5. The Weather Explained: “Why is the Weather in the Mountains so Unpredictable?” – May have cheated a bit on this one, but snow storms and Hurricane Joaquin already have spots on this list. The Weather Explained series is really the reason why I started this blog. I had a dream of taking the complex science behind some of the most fascinating facets of meteorology and communicating them in a way that everyone can understand and appreciate.

As always, I want to hear from you heading into the future. What topics are you interested in learning more about? What things do you like and what could you do without? Do you want more forecasts or like the feature pieces? This feedback will help me grow this blog into something you will actually want to use.  Please get into contact with me through the About page, because I love hearing from you!

It is truly amazing to think just how far and wide this humble blog has reached, and for that I truly want to say thank you for coming along for the ride and making The Weather Zone what it is today. I also want to give a big thank you to all of the people who contributed to the blog in the past year for helping us get this far. With your help, we can continue to grow TWZ into a welcoming community focused on learning about all things weather.