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This is an exciting day for The past 4 years the site has been here providing the insights you've come to expect regarding the volatile weather of the Midwest.

While good, I've always had bigger plans for the site and I'm pleased to announce that day has come.

The new tswails is now your one stop shop for insights, radar, forecasts, current conditions, models and much more. The site is designed for weather geeks like me who get tired of jumping from source to source to get essential information. is also unique in that its focused on the weather of the Midwest. With over 6 million visitors from all around the heartland I've found there is a large component of users from multiple states. My goal in the construction of the new page was to make sure users all around the Midwest can get an accurate forecast that includes local radar, conditions, watches and warnings. Simply type your city name in on the home page and you are good to go.

As you will see on the menu bar at the top, there are a number of new categories loaded with goodies that didn't exist before. I encourage you to investigate the links and dig around to see the fresh features.

One of the cool things I think you will like are the automated snowfall forecasts from the EURO, GFS, NAM, AND RPM models. They are automatically updated (in the winter section) when each model run is complete. That's four times a day except for the EURO which only runs twice. I'm really pumped to offer these new products.

Something else that you will find in the blog section are links to Carolyn Wettstone and Rebecca Kopelman. Many of you know my wife Carolyn and she's a great writer with some special perspectives on a number of wide ranging topics. She'll be adding her two cents several times a week.

Rebecca is a meteorologist at my station KGAN CBS2/FOX 28 in Cedar Rapids. She is one year away from completing her masters and one of the most passionate weatherheads I've ever had the pleasure of knowing or working with. I might add she's a darn good forecaster and gives me a run for my money. She has a big future ahead of her and the additional content she adds will only make the site better.

I know that many of you access the site from your phones. I'm happy to report that a lot of consideration has been given to that important device and is mobile friendly.

I'm also including a video that gives you a personal tour of the page and what it offers. It's also on the home page within the video section.

Keep in mind that rolling out new sites can be problematic. The transfer from one server to another can impact the performance of the site. Please be patient and give us a chance to work out the bugs if they make an appearance.

Last but not least, if there is anything you would like to see on the site let us know. We want it to be the best source possible for Midwest weather.

Hope you like the new look and as I always say, roll weather...TS

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