Believe it or not, The Weather Pros actually started out by accident. Liveweatherblogs.com was a highly trafficked website created by Rob Guariano back in 2009. Rob was known on Philly TV for his easy to understand weather blogs. The website grew in popularity not only with the general public, but also in an industry that was unknown to Rob.
Liveweatherblogs was getting over 5 million views a month in the Philly metro area before crashing frequently due to heavy user traffic. Rob continuously added more resources but could not keep up with the high demand. Then, out of the blue, he received a text from a plow company during a snowstorm back in January of 2015.
The plow owner asked, "Hey, we use your blogs for making key decisions with our crews. We tried to get into the site but it’s just too busy. Can you text or email us the weather instead?"
Rob started getting more calls from the plow industry expressing the same interest.
As requested, Rob began texting weather forecasts to the plow industry. What started out as just 15 clients in 2015, has now lead to over 600 clients around the United States.
The product has changed over the years but 3 things have remained the same. Timely forecasts, easy to read maps, and 24/7 on call service.
Many of the charter members back in 2015 are still clients today and we’ll never forget how we got started.