Thanks For Turning To For Winter Weather Info

January 31, 2014

Thank you for turning to for our coverage of our once in a lifetime ice storm coverage this week.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were among our highest traffic days ever, with 6.2 million page views over just a portion of the three day period. Plus thousands upon thousands of Facebook views.  It was amazing to see the area turn to for the latest updates 24 hours a day.

When we asked for your winter weather photos, you responded. We published several hundred photos of the thousand or two we received.  The photos became a valuable tool for officials to quickly see what kind of weather was being experienced in our communities.

Social media, our Facebook page in particular, became a place for the community to come together and share — from road and bridge info to those all important pictures of our little ice man/snowman creations.

Don’t forget to “Like” our Facebook page (click here). Sometimes we publish news and info on our Facebook page that never appears on, and sometimes we first publish breaking news there until we have enough details for a full story.

Hundreds asked questions about the closure of their school or business, and we did our very best to answer.  Some questions went unanswered — we apologize that with our limited staff we were unable to respond to everyone.

And in the midst of our rare Florida ice storm came what could have been a major disaster is our own  backyard — a large train derailment in McDavid.  Minutes after first responders had surveyed the situation and determined what exactly was happening, we published the very first  breaking news and continued to update the situation live into the evening and following morning until we knew our friends and neighbors in the area were safe.

Thanks again for being part of the family.


22 Responses to “Thanks For Turning To For Winter Weather Info”

  1. AL on February 2nd, 2014 5:32 pm

    When our management was assessing conditions for folks going to / from work, we went to When there was a question, the first response was “post it to William on Facebook, he’ll know or he’ll find out!”

  2. joy on February 1st, 2014 8:46 am

    Thank you William. I have given my family your web site to help them keep up with what is going on in our area. It means a lot to those who live all over the world.

  3. Jane on February 1st, 2014 4:30 am

    Thank you, William for keeping us informed and helping us stay safe through all this icey weather! Thank you for all the information you provide to us all year long! You are the only really good source we have that covers this part of Escambia County! THANK YOU!

  4. bill l on January 31st, 2014 5:36 pm

    Thanks you so much William i had to leave a day early on Monday to fly my trip and was tracking the McDavid weather while in Japan great info thanks again

  5. James Wilburn on January 31st, 2014 5:34 pm

    Thanks for keeping us so well informed. I didn’t want to go out and contribute to all the mess. Your up to the minute news with reader’s photos helped us a lot.

  6. JSCS on January 31st, 2014 3:21 pm

    THANKS William! You did a great job keeping everyone informed on weather conditions and other news.

    Love the picture above. Little country church , doesn”t get any better than that.

  7. Pat in Albuquerque on January 31st, 2014 1:02 pm

    Thanks for keeping us posted.! Wonderful to keep track of what’s happening there with our relatives in Molino & Cantonment. Much more accurate than pnj or wear3!

  8. Honest John on January 31st, 2014 12:16 pm is the best for local news . Fox News for national and world. Thank you for all the nice winter scenes that were posted.And thank you Lord Jesus for the warmer weather.

  9. Serena on January 31st, 2014 11:36 am

    Thanks William for all the information you gave us during the past few days!

  10. jcellops on January 31st, 2014 11:21 am

    appreciated the quick, timely info- helped my out of town family too….thx!!

  11. #1nurse on January 31st, 2014 10:49 am

    Thanks, William & staff, for such great news coverage! You always do a terrific job of keeping our area informed.

  12. Suzie B on January 31st, 2014 10:39 am

    As the others have indicated, you guys are the “go to” spot for keeping up with the news. You are accurate, fair and compassionate and try to keep it as current as possible. I am continually referencing your news when I share anything. Great job and we appreciate you.

  13. elizoria on January 31st, 2014 10:28 am

    This is my go-to news source, over pnj and wear3. Thank you!

  14. Native 1950 on January 31st, 2014 9:14 am

    Incredible job, William!! Thank you so much for keeping us informed!

  15. Roll Tide on January 31st, 2014 9:03 am

    Thank You William and your staff for an amazing job keeping us informed about what was going on. As usually, if we want to know something, is the place to go.

  16. Leslie on January 31st, 2014 9:01 am

    THANK YOU NORTHESCAMBIA for being on top of everything. This is the FIRST place I check when I want/need to know what’ going on.

  17. Ralph Griffin on January 31st, 2014 7:20 am

    THANK YOU for being there for us. GREAT JOB!

  18. Janet on January 31st, 2014 6:23 am

    It was the best and most informative spot to go to for complete coverage on forecast and most importantly, road conditions. Thanks for a job well done!
    And about that once in a lifetime ice storm for us…. I hope it will only happen once! :) Once was more than enough for me!

  19. wet dog on January 31st, 2014 6:18 am is STILL the best source of news in the area! Good Job! Thank you.

  20. Dave S on January 31st, 2014 5:58 am

    Thank you for have the most timely and comprehensive coverage available.

  21. Linda on January 31st, 2014 5:55 am

    Thank you William for your excellent reporting of news in this area. We have come to depend on for getting the fastest and most accurate accounts of what is going on in our area. We really appreciate your dedication to keeping us informed. Keep up the good work as we are now relying on you to keep us in the KNOW. Thanks a million!

  22. Scobie Wilcoxon on January 31st, 2014 4:43 am

    Thank YOU for having the info, William.

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