On our podcast last month John Bolaris told us that his new secretive weather project would include online and video components. He promised it would be a unique weather service with none of the nonsense and hype that local news producers demand from their talent.
Yesterday, he finally revealed the name: WeatherSavior.com.
On the site’s parked About page, Bolaris describes it: “Weather Savior is a highly interactive source for personalizing your weather needs through multimedia outlets. We help strategize your needs keeping you better informed in a clear and concise way.”
On its Twitter account, the site is described thusly: “24/7 Storm Protection.The most interactive source! Personalizing your weather needs to strategize your day. Think of us as your own personal meteorologist.”
Based on those descriptions and our conversation with J-Bo, it sounds like you should anticipate personalized forecasts based on your location, commute and activities. And probably CAPS LOCK. Lots of CAPS LOCK.
People give Bolaris a lot of shit– some of it deserved, some not. But in a time when certain local meteorologists are tweeting useless current conditions, at least he gives you substance:
Next threat of a storm is Wednesday, HOWEVER looks like southern track W/ best chc of HVY snow Across Southeast& Mid-Atlantic
— JOHN BOLARIS (@JohnBolaris) January 24, 2014