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Make Your Monthly Pledge
Your monthly donation is vital to propelling Finger Lakes Weather into the future!
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Together, We Make Weather Better
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Partner with Finger Lakes Weather with a small, monthly donation to ensure Finger Lakes Weather not only continues but grows as an innovative leader in local weather forecasts and information.
More Time = Better Service
Having reliable monthly income will allow me to make Finger Lakes Weather my full-time job. More time means better and new services and features, such as forecast videos, more updates, and more educational materials.
Honest, Accurate, Accessible
In an age of hype, fake news, and flagrant misinformation, Finger Lakes Weather’s core values are badly needly. These three values are at the forefront of every forecast and every service I offer.
Why should I donate monthly?
Monthly donations allow me to give myself an income that I can rely on. With this money, I can work on Finger Lakes Weather as my full-time job. All Finger Lakes Weather has become has been done with limited time — now imagine what I can do with 40+ hours a week!
Can I do a one-time donation?
Though the main focus of this fund drive is for monthly donations, if a one-time donation works better for you, I will definitely accept it. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for more information.
Can I mail a check?
Absolutely. Please make your check out to Finger Lakes Weather and mail it to P.O. Box 326, Groton, NY 13073. Please indicate whether or not you would like to be sent a monthly reminder to donate.
What other sources of funding do you have?
Monthly donors are just one part of my business plan. I also sell advertising space on FLXWeather.com and have paying clients who need specific information or media creation.
Are my donations tax-deductable?
No. Finger Lakes Weather is not a non-profit organization. Your donations, while very much appreciated, cannot be written off on your taxes.
What will my money be used for?
Monthly donations will first be used to fill any gaps in my family’s living expenses not covered by sponsors and clients. Any extra donation money will be invested back into Finger Lakes Weather for new equipment, technology, and advertising.
What are your credentials?
I graduated from SUNY Oswego in 2011 with my Bachelors of Science with Honors in Meteorology. I then spent four years at Cornell University studying the impacts of the Finger Lakes on the temperatures across vineyards, earning my Masters of Science in Atmospheric Sciences with a minor in Geographic Information Systems. I have been publicly forecasting the weather online since 2006, when I created my first website, Grotonweather.com. Finger Lakes Weather began in 2012 with private forecasts for clients and began offering public weather forecasting services in 2014.
How much time will you spend on Finger Lakes Weather?
Finger Lakes Weather will be my full-time job, meaning I will spend at least 40 hours a week updating and enhancing Finger Lakes Weather. During times of active weather, and while working on major projects, 50-70 hour weeks are not unreasonable expectations. I live and breathe weather, after all!
“My go-to source for no hype and accurate weather information!”
Other Ways to Support Finger Lakes Weather
Use the button below to easily make a one-time donation. Every donation, no matter the amount, is very much appreciated!
Purchase an Ad
Sponsoring Finger Lakes Weather is a great way to get your business in front of an engaged, local audience while also supporting local weather!
Become a Client
Radio, websites, newspapers, summer camps, schools, and snow plowers are just a few that can benefit from my custom service packages.
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