Your weather thoughts, perceptions, and forecasts are encouraged; you do not have to be a meteorologist to post your observations and predictions. However, remember that many folks come to GCWX for the latest weather information, especially when severe weather strikes. For this reason please base your thought and forecasts on data and provide this data whenever possible. Avoid presenting thoughts based on a “gut feeling” or what you wish would happen. This is especially crucial during hurricane season, when many visitors come to GCWX in an attempt to find information that is as accurate as possible so that they may use this information to make decisions for the well-being of themselves and their families.
During hurricanes and major weather events, moderation will be higher due to the increased activity in the forum. Off-topic posts are prohibited and will be removed without warning.
Live reporting of weather observations is encouraged, but please be as accurate as possible without exaggeration.
Verify all road, school, business closings, etc. before posting.
When in disagreement, target the issue, not the person. Avoid statements that personalize the issue. I.e. no trolling, flaming, or personal attacks.
If you have an issue with a specific member, avoid verbal attacks against them even if in response to a perceived attack. Send a PM to a moderator or administrator and provide the name of the offending poster along with a sentence or two describing the issue. Allow us, please, the time to address the issue.
Don’t directly quote other forums. If you see information you would like to share, interpret it and post in your own words.
Use your best judgement when making a post, and remember that we will delete any post containing profanity, threats, or comments for which the poster was previously warned.
Excessive posts which are against these guidelines or otherwise deemed a nuisance by admins/moderators will result in a ban.