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My Pocket Meteorologist

My Pocket Meteorologist

In 2013, Eastern PA Weather Authority (EPAWA) introduced the premier economical service, My Pocket Meteorologist (MPM).  Ever since its start, everyone from large companies to everyday weather enthusiasts have been benefiting from the convenience of manual, meteorologist produced forecasts sent directly to their phone (not automated point-and-click/app forecasts that change every 6 hours based on single-model output). Our human analysis factors in all model guidance and more importantly, live observations to produce a product light-years ahead of the automated status quo. In 2016, the My Pocket Meteorologist program became better than ever before! Weather NJ teamed up with EPAWA to become the largest and most reliable supplier of text weather alerts, daily forecast texts, and joint Premium Forum in the NE US and Mid-Atlantic! The same great service that many EPAWA followers have come to trust over the past few years got even stronger with the addition of the Weather NJ coverage area. And now we’ve even grown larger with the addition of more southwest areas…



—-MPM Service(s) Overview—-

There are three main services: Weather Alerts, the Premium Forum and Daily Forecasts. Weather Alerts (active days only) and daily forecasts will be sent via text directly from an on-staff meteorologist/forecaster from Weather NJ or EPAWA. The Premium Forum is an interactive and user-friendly web location where you can jump ahead of the long line of public questions we get. Your answer is guaranteed in the forum. The Premium Forum also offers early access to snow maps and long-range outlooks.

Winter Weather Alert Service

Tailored for those who want early warnings for any significant weather system moving into their specific county during the entirety of the winter season, from November 1st, 2017 through March 31st, 2018, or last snowfall. All for a one-time payment option of $29.99 that covers all 5+ months for one monitoring county, the Winter Weather Alert option provides advanced notice of:

  • Winter Storms – Up to 4 days’ notice with daily updates thereafter leading up to the storm, and updates with any changes to previous text forecasts as needed during the storm until storm passes
  • Light snow (less than 3″) – Up to 2 days’ notice with daily updates thereafter leading up to the storm, and updates with any changes to previous text forecasts as needed during the storm until storm passes
  • Heavy Rain – Up to 2 days’ notice of rain totaling over .50” within a 12 hour period
  • Ice Conditions – Any threat of ice
  • Snow Consistency – Wet vs. dry/powdery
  • Specific timing for your area, including start/end times, and changeover times to other forms of precip, if applicable
  • Wind – 1 day notice for wind gusts 40mph or greater

All that you need:  A cell phone that is capable of receiving text messages. This service is not for landline phones or email.


These text alerts will start immediately from the time of sign-up, and carry for the entirety of the Winter season, with a single one-time payment, and NO recurring charges.  Press the first button below to select the Winter-only text alerts option, for one-monitoring county, all for just one payment of $29.99!button_one-county-winter-alerts-special-save

If you often commute across county borders for work, and would like to monitor two counties instead of just one for the Winter months only, select the button below to order. Everything works the same as the one county alerts otherwise, all for just one payment of $39.99!button_two-county-winter-alerts-special-save (1)


Premium Weather Forum

An interactive online discussion for weather enthusiasts who want in on all of the action, the Premium Forum hosts live updates, model analysis dialogue, long range forecast updates, exclusive release of seasonal outlooks and early release of snow maps before the public, Q&A with EPAWA meteorologists, and more.

Chose this package alone for $50.00 annually, or add it to any EPAWA package at a bundled rate of just $35.00. If you already have alerts, and would like to add it to your existing services, go to, sign into your account under “secure client login”, and select the premium forum add-on discounted to $35 at checkout.

Access the forum at





Daily Text Forecast Service

Perfect for the every-day weather curious person looking for more than your average news forecast, the MPM Daily Text Forecast Option provides the NEXT DAY forecast for your county, sent between 5-8PM the night before!

This service:

  • Accurately depicts when rain/snow starts, stops, and narrow time windows of when showers and thunderstorms are possible
  • Includes high and low temperatures, and threats for frost and freeze—Excellent for gardeners!
  • Provides wind speed, direction and maximum gust
  • Is sent every day, 365 days a year



Whether you’re a contractor, landscaper, facility manager, government official, OEM/EMS or someone who just doesn’t want to be stuck in the rain (when your app forecast said you’d be dry), this service is for YOU! Please see the detailed information about each service and choose the best one that suits your needs. We look forward to serving you with forecast accuracy, excellence, and dependability! As always, be safe! JC

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