Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Introducing Cirrus Weather Solutions

Many of you who know me, visit MemphisWeather.net, and/or read this blog on a semi-regular basis know the passion that I have for the weather - following it, reporting on it, studying and analyzing it, and marveling at it. It's been "in my blood" since middle school (perhaps even earlier) and is something that brings me joy each day. Perhaps it's because no two days are exactly the same or because there is so much that is unknown that it provides plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth along the way.

While my horizons have expanded, so too have my weather offerings to Mid-Southerners - via the websites, blog, and expeditions into social media. As I looked for new ways to bring you the weather information that you require and have requested, I realized that I needed to become better organized in the manner in which I provide this worthwhile information and to more properly formalize the efforts I have undertaken.

Thus, it is with great pride that I officially introduce Cirrus Weather Solutions, a private meteorological firm I started, that will serve many purposes, not the least of which is as the umbrella organization for MemphisWeather.net and JacksonWeather.net. Cirrus Weather Solutions was actually founded on February 5, 2010 - National Weatherperson's Day and the two-year anniversary of the Super Tuesday Tornado Outbreak. Strong tornadoes on that presidential primary election day devastated portions of the Mid-South, including Southaven, MS and Hickory Hill, parts of rural northeast Shelby County, as well as the Union University campus and surrounding areas in Jackson, TN. It seemed like an appropriate day to officially commence operation of a business devoted to keeping Mid-Southerners informed on weather regimes that affect the region.

MemphisWeather.net (or MWN) is one-of-a-kind - the only internet-based media entity that focuses solely on Memphis and Mid-South weather. It serves the Memphis metropolitan area (specifically Shelby, Tipton, Fayette, DeSoto, Marshall, and Crittenden counties) with more weather information than you can shake a stick at! While other companies/organizations and traditional media maintain a web presence to deliver SOME of their weather information, MWN relies on the internet and other electronic means to deliver ALL of its products and services to the local and regional community, making them easily accessible and always available.

JacksonWeather.net (JWN) serves essentially the same purpose as MWN, only for the remainder of west Tennessee, with a special focus on the Jackson/Madison County area. JWN once again delivers superior products and services to the good people of west Tennessee and is accessible around the clock. Between the two sites, hundreds of thousands of visitors a year have come to rely on the accuracy, timeliness, and breadth of weather information available for all of west TN and the Memphis metro area.

Cirrus Weather Solutions will allow me to make even greater improvements to these sites, as well as enable future expansion efforts to take place. Part of the master plan is to eventually add additional (city)weather.net sites, specifically serving more locales in greater detail. I encourage you to keep up with the latest services and new and improved products by following the MWN Blog, as well as the MWN Facebook and Twitter sites. By following MWN on social media, you will be the first to hear about new products and services from Cirrus Weather Solutions and will likely get a chance to test some of these before the general public sees them.

You can also get on the inside track by joining the MWN Updates mailing list. Sign up to be on this in-house mailing list on the front page of MemphisWeather.net. Your information will never be given or sold to anyone else! I also encourage everyone who follows MWN or JWN to pass the web addresses on to their friends, family, and co-workers in the area. More visitors will mean a greater ability to provide all with the best weather services possible!

If you have any questions or comments, or wish to advertise on a Cirrus Weather Solutions-owned website, feel free to get in touch with me through the contact page on MemphisWeather.net. You will receive an initial response within 24 hours.

I look forward to continuing to serve Mid-Southerners with the best weather information possible for many years to come!

Erik Proseus
Owner, Cirrus Weather Solutions


Eddie said...

Best of luck into the venture, my friend!!!

Katie said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting!

Meteorologist Erik Proseus said...

Thanks Eddie and Katie! No looking back now!

--Erik, MemphisWeather.net