• The Sunday Post: I Am the Weatherman

    by  • February 14, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    Now, here’s some serious fun for those of you who need to know what the weather is like everywhere.

    Full Screen Weather

    wx map

    It’s a Mashup

    Full Screen Weather is nothing more than a website that combines the display of Google Maps with information gathered by Weather Underground. But “nothing more” turns out to be a whole lot of fun!

    I’m the Weather Dude

    Looking at the map for the Denver area, I can see myself delivering the forecast to folks this morning, wearing my heavy plaid green robe and fuzzy slippers. Trying not to spill my coffee on the floor, I’d point out that it’s 18 degrees at this hour in Englewood, 14 down in Meridian and 19 in Westminster. I’d click on the precipitation button and show you what you already know, that there’s a light, misty snow falling. Then I’d zoom out and show you heavy showers falling in the Pacific northwest, snow in central Wyoming, and rain in Oklahoma.

    At this point, I’d probably send it back to Christine and Mitch with a wink and a nod and some cutesy remark about not going outside without a hat. And then I’d wonder why Christine and Mitch are in my living room. I’m sure they’d be wondering the same thing.

    Regardless, stay warm Englewood. It’s cold out there this morning!


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.