Jack Sillin

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About Jack Sillin

Hello everyone!

I've been posting weather forecasts on forecasterjack.com since 2011. Since that time, the page has grown from a place to ramble about something 11-year-old me was casually interested in, to a dependable source of weather information for Western Maine and New Hampshire. Each morning, I work to bring you the most reliable forecast I can, communicated clearly and concisely. That takes effort on my part, and that effort is something I've been more than happy to put in.

That being said, I'm now heading into my second year at Cornell University where I'm studying Atmospheric Science on my way to becoming an official meteorologist. While my forecasts always have and always will be free for anyone to look at, unfortunately college education does not follow the same model. As a result, I'm forced to focus my time and energy on projects that will bring in some money to help offset those costs. Thus the continued viability of the page depends on the project producing enough income to offset the cost in time of me working on forecasts for Western Maine and New Hampshire vs something else that would earn income. After a strong first year on the Patreon page, I'm optimistic that I'll be able to continue through this next year, but all that depends on your continued support. Even a buck or two each month makes a difference, so thanks to all those who have chipped in!

Longer time readers may remember that when I set out to start the Patreon page around this time last year, my goal was to raise enough cash to buy pizza for me and my friends during exam week and perhaps take a trip to the mountains for a weekend here or there. Both of those things happened last year, and made doing the daily forecasts more than worth it for me. This year however, things are slightly different. The cost of attending Cornell went up substantially, and as a result all the money I earn here will go directly towards paying for my education including expenses such as tuition, textbooks, and transportation to/from Ithaca. 

Thanks again to all who make this project possible!


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