When you get to a fork in the road, take it.Yogi Berra
As some of you know, RV Weather started one stormy night in May 2019 when, as RV newbies, we attended our first rally. The rally site was on the edge of a tornado warning and there were already dozens of rigs in the field. It was (of course) at night in the middle of a three-day weekend. I took to the Facebook Group ‘Airstream Addicts’ to try to both warn and help our fellow Airstreamers through that night. Later that year, an Airstreamer asked me to help route her through winter conditions in the West to allow her to reach some ski areas.
From those humble beginnings, RV Weather has grown to thousands of RV’ers each day receiving the daily forecast highlighting weather hazards along the road. Over the past two years RV Weather has provided routing recommendations to hundreds of RV’ers, who safely reached their destinations while avoiding blizzards, hurricanes, windstorms and other sundry weather hazards. Thank you to all who subscribed or who have taken the chance with my routing service. RV Weather is already much bigger than I could ever imagine.
RV Weather has grown to the point where I can no longer continue to sustain it indefinitely as a one-person hobby. I am now developing select strategic business partnerships which will enable RV Weather to continue as your travel weather resource and provide expanded, innovative services and products through a new membership program, irrespective of who is on shift that day.
Everyone will continue to have free access to a snapshot of the current weather conditions, including real-time radar, wind gusts, temperatures and visibility, along with continually updated graphics of today’s hazardous weather outlooks and warnings issued by the National Weather Service.
In a few months, you will have the opportunity to join one of my fee-based membership tiers that will unlock access to the daily short-range forecasts and periodic longer-range forecasts, greatly enhanced graphics, and animations that you can control. In the latter half of this year, I intend to introduce brand-new products to help you optimize your route, while keeping you safe and ‘weather-wise’ when traveling or camping. I will continue to offer personalized routing (and sometimes coaching!), but these services will also become fee based.
These products will both strengthen the long-term viability of RV Weather and will allow me to more fully reach RV Weather’s vision: A suite of products and services that will give all RV’ers knowledge, peace of mind, confidence, and freedom from the stress of ever-changing weather while traveling or camping, whatever the season.
I hope you can join me on this journey with a membership level that fully meets your needs. Safe travels! — Dave