Monday, January 21, 2013

Update on "The Tornado Chronicles" Website...

I apologize for the relatively sparse postings over the past few days, but I've been taking advantage of the relatively quiet weather conditions to work on The Tornado Chronicles website.

In case you've missed the blurbs here and there within recent Tornado Chronicles postings here on the blog, we'll be "spinning out" (pun intended) the popular blog series to its own website effective March 1!

In addition to regular "Tornado Chronicles" postings on recent tornado events, the website will also feature a searchable tornado database back to 1950 (we're working on 1900-1950 for a later update), as well as safety and preparedness information, an interactive radar page and the latest outlook, watch and warning information.

Here is a "sneak preview" of the top of the homepage.  Keep in mind this may change a bit before launch, but it should give you an idea as to what we're working on:

Go ahead and bookmark the site if you'd like, and check back for the launch on March 1st (you never know, you may also catch us testing the site out live from time to time).

We have also created twitter and facebook pages that will include updates on actual tornado events throughout the year, as well as updates on the progress of the site over the coming weeks...

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Anonymous said...

rob - that looks pretty cool, I can't wait to see it!

Does that mean there won't be tornado chronicle postings on the original weather blog site starting in march?

Rob White said...


Thanks, I'm glad you like what you've seen so far!

The Tornado Chronicles will still be mentioned here on the OWB, but likely just a brief summary paragraph with a link to the full site.

One of the major reasons for my pulling the series off to its own website is that I'm really serious about building an informative tornado database/chronicling of events, and I have some concerns about doing so on a site that I don't have full ownership and control of...