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How to Weather NJ

How to Weather NJ

Mobile Application (Free) – Our mobile app is advertised as a one-stop shop for all things Weather NJ. You’ll get forecast articles (as they appear on the main web site but with limited ads – pushed to you via notification as soon as they are published), updates & alerts (as they appear on social media), forecast videos, current conditions and interactive radar.

Web (Free) – WeatherNJ.com is a WordPress blog where all weather forecast articles are published. Static article products include weekly Monday-Friday outlooks (published Sunday night), weekly weekend outlooks (published Thursday night) and monthly long-range outlooks (published on 1st of each month). Static products are released year-round no matter how boring or active the weather is. Dynamic products include special forecast articles for high-stakes events (winter storms, tropical systems, nor’easters, thunderstorm outbreaks, etc.). Dynamic products are typically released at 5pm (Eastern US) but sometimes the situation calls for other times of the day. For winter storms we typically do a first-call snow map 2-3 days ahead of snow, a second call snow map 1-2 days ahead of snow and a final call either the day of or day before the snow. You’ll see articles discussing snow possibilities before our snow map release period but they will typically just discuss general probabilities and possibilities. Additional web site products include interactive radar and links to our Special Event Forecasting and charity party organization efforts.

Social Media (Free) – I’ll soon be ramping up my YouTube video game. These videos will be freely available and will likely mirror the most recent forecast article unless something “breaking news” worthy occurs. Our Facebook community is by far our largest however our Twitter and Instagram communities are no slouch. Facebook and Twitter are used as arms to blast web articles out and sometimes personal aspects of JC’s life (charity events, baby pics, whatever). Instagram is more of an observational tool (look at this sunset or how much snow has fallen in my backyard).

Supporters (Paid) – Facebook introduced a new feature this year called Supporters. This is not so much a service more of a gratuitous expression of support (kind of like Patron). It costs 99 cents per month to show your support. In exchange you get a supporter badge next to your name on Facebook (when commenting), discounts to the Weather NJ Shop, one free photo I’ve taken per month (to use however you wish – full rights) and access to KABOOM Club. In KABOOM Club I’ll be able to sneak you snow maps a few hours earlier than the traditional 5pm public release each day (while the written discussion for the snow map is still being written). Again at the end of the day Facebook Supporters is something you can do to show your support of my free public services over the last ~10 years…and many years to come.

My Pocket Meteorologist (Paid) – This is the absolute best way to obtain the most critical information as early as possible. Real forecasters like myself and EPAWA’s Bobby Martrich will text you daily forecasts and/or special alerts in-advance and surrounding high-stakes weather events. You’ll get run-by-run model analysis and discussion in real-time (hours before we even make our snow maps) via our premium forum. Given the size of both EPAWA and Weather NJ’s followings the premium forum is the only place where your weather question is guaranteed a timely response by us even in the middle of an approaching blizzard. When hundreds or even thousands of public comments are flying on social media we simply cannot keep up.

Weather NJ Shop (Paid) – The Weather NJ Shop is in-development and expected to launch on Black Friday this year (Nov 29, 2019). Initial products will include hooded-sweat shirts, tee shirts and onesies for the babys out there. These should make for some great holiday season gifts as we move into KABOOM season.