In the wake of the #CampFire comes….a fire sale

While not a direct casualty of the #CampFire …that event was the trigger. As many of you know, I’ve stepped away from the day-to-day operations of WUWT, and Charles The Moderator aka “ctm” is at the helm at the moment.

After founding the very first online weather store in 1995 (, I have decided to close the doors. I can’t compete anymore in the age of Amazon and with the turmoil going on, I have to focus on other more profitable pursuits to keep the doors open.

If you’ve been thinking about a weather station, or weather gadget, either for yourself or as a Christmas gift. Now is the time, because I’m literally having a “fire sale” …which in itself becomes sort of a “black” Friday event for me. One-time sale, lowest prices ever. Sale stock is limited to what is on hand, and it is quite a lot, including complete weather stations, parts, and accessories. There’s some cool gadgets too.

Even if you don’t buy anything here, see my post from last year on what to avoid. There’s a lot of junk out there. We don’t sell any of that.

Thanks sincerely to everyone who donated to help my employees and others get re-established after losing homes in the fire. The outpouring of support was epic and humbling at the same time.

I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving. Click image or here to see all the fire sale stuff.

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Janice Moore
November 22, 2018 11:36 am

…. and thus, a new chapter begins. Congratulations and, indeed, condolences, too, as you bid farewell to a mighty fine little business venture, one of your many “Little Engines that Could.”. There will be more of them in the years to come. GOOD THINGS ARE AHEAD FOR YOU!

Best wishes to you as you wrap things up (heh) at the Weathershop and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and to all I hold dear at WUWT,


Reply to  Janice Moore
November 22, 2018 12:38 pm

Where have you been??….missed you
..and wishing you the happiest Thanksgiving

Janice Moore
Reply to  Latitude
November 22, 2018 1:30 pm

Hi, Latitude, dude! 🙂

Good to “see” you.

Life has gotten kind of hard. Living without heat and water (and no wifi except at my mom’s apartment) has sort of cramped my style. I have mostly adjusted and come to accept my “new normal,” but when it drops below 40 F, it’s a little scary.

That you remember me AND that you took the time to tell me warmed my heart.

I hope all is well with you!

Happy Thanksgiving,


Reply to  Janice Moore
November 22, 2018 3:29 pm

I’ve been wondering where you are Janice. Best wishes from DownUnder. Annie

Janice A Moore
Reply to  Annie
November 24, 2018 6:02 pm

Thank you, Annie! How kind you were to tell me that. YOU take care, dear, feisty, fun, bright, Australian lady. 🙂

Reply to  Janice Moore
November 22, 2018 3:40 pm

“Life has gotten kind of hard. Living without heat and water”


What with Anthony closing down one of his businesses and Janice living outdoors or almost; surely this means next year must be an improvement!

I hope you both had a Thanksgiving you could enjoy!

Stay well!

Janice A Moore
Reply to  ATheoK
November 24, 2018 6:07 pm

Thank you, Theo! I hope that all is very well with you, too. Take care. Janice

Reply to  Janice Moore
November 23, 2018 2:43 am

Janice we all remember you and I wondered what happened with you not posting. I’m not sure that’s going on, but I’ve been through a bad patch a few years ago, couldnt afford to eat a few days a week. I really hope you are ok, I had no one at that time except my bear(my rescue dog) who more or less rescued me. I’ll put a link to my e-mail on my profile name if you need help or support, life has gotten very good for me and whatever I can do to get you god damn heat and water I will.

I’ll be grabbing a weather station to Mr. Watts, I can’t imagine what you’re going through,,,

You’ve built a empire/ sanctuary for a lot of us, you’ve been brave and knowable to put youself out there for truth and science. When it would of been easy to block/ban dissenting derogatory comments you were fair and accommodating. True sign of a genuine inquisitor.

Much respect,


Janice Moore
Reply to  Lance of BC
November 24, 2018 5:47 pm

Dear Lance,

How kind. How very kind. I really could use some help. Those who want to help me cannot. Those who can, will not (and that has broken my heart, far more than my life circumstances have).

I’m sorry I took so long to respond, but I am, this evening, finally at my mom’s apartment in Bellingham (about .5 hours north of where I live and work). Here, I can use wifi.

I tried to contact you via the email address in your link (mentioned above by you), but, all I got was a Microsoft Outlook “sign up for our app)” page. I just now emailed Anthony (we are not pen pals and not “in touch” at all, so I don’t know if he will see my email to him in his Inbox or whether my email will go to his personal Spam bin) asking him for your email address (and also giving him permission to give mine to you). I will also, in a few moments, ask the mod, but, since he has likely already read your comment on this thread (I’m assuming) and not sent me your email, that appears likely to be futile.


I am very eager to see if you can help me.

Thank you, THANK YOU, ever so much, for offering! You (and Richard M, below) are the ONLY people who have offered to help me. Unbelievably, as I wrote above (thus, I repeat myself, I’m still mildly in shock about all this), NO ONE who is able to help me will.

May God bless you for your generous, kind, heart!

Hopefully and gratefully,

Janice 🙂

Richard M
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 24, 2018 8:25 am

Janice, all WUWT regulars remember you. And, we miss you. Let me know what you need to get you some heat for the rest of the winter. While this year has been tough for me on a personal level, I have the resources to help.

Get my email from Anthony and contact me please.

Reply to  Richard M
November 24, 2018 9:14 am

It is globally cooling. I told you.
Get used to the coming cold.

Janice A Moore
Reply to  Richard M
November 24, 2018 5:53 pm

Dear Richard,

Thank you, SO MUCH, for offering! I am touched and so grateful and, best of all, HOPEFUL (that you and Lance) can help.

Please see my comment to Lance above, here:

That your name is Richard M is incidentally delightful, given your kind offer, for my late father’s name was Richard M(oore). Sorry for teasing you a couple years ago about always thinking “Richard Milhouse (Nixon)” whenever I see your name here (smile).

Now, I will use the “mod” word to try to connect with you and with Lance via email.

Gratefully (and hopeful, too),

Janice 🙂

Janice A Moore
Reply to  Richard M
November 24, 2018 5:56 pm

Well. Trying a second time to respond to you, RM. My comment *poof* disappeared…..

I’m afraid to re-copy it verbatim, for something in it triggered the s p a m bin….. or something.

Basically, it was the same as the reply to Lance of BC above. Please see my response to him of about 20 min. ago.

And, (again), thank you, so much!


Janice A Moore
Reply to  Richard M
November 24, 2018 5:57 pm

Henry. Lol.

Reply to  Janice Moore
November 22, 2018 1:17 pm

Happy American Thanksgiving to Janice, Anthony and all !

Janice A Moore
Reply to  Marcus
November 24, 2018 6:05 pm

Thank you, Marcus! I hope (and sometimes pray, too) that you are doing well. Good to see you. And I don’t know if you will even get to read this. My last three comments, to Richard, to Annie, and to Henry, *poof* disappeared. Sigh.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 22, 2018 1:30 pm

What Lat said 👍
Hope you are well and happy.

Janice A Moore
Reply to  Pop Piasa
November 24, 2018 6:56 pm

Thank YOU, too, Pop! 🙂 Hope all is well in Piasaland.

old construction worker
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 22, 2018 1:45 pm

For some reason, after reading many of your comments, You are a gentle person with a good heart. God speed.

November 22, 2018 11:39 am

It is sad to see parts of your life’s go, so I suggest that the readers can contribute whatever they can afford so you can keep framed your five exquisite instruments.
(I’ve just added a nominal sum with paypal)

Reply to  vukcevic
November 22, 2018 3:52 pm

I’m with Vukcevic!

I haven’t gone through everything, but not in my budget, so far.
Not that I can’t lust after some of the mounted instruments; it just makes so much more sense if can aid Vukcevic’s suggestion.

November 22, 2018 11:42 am

Thank you!!

November 22, 2018 12:08 pm

I am so, so sorry to see you go. You are a great and writer with a great website. I know your loss is great. I trust your next endeavor will be more profitable, as there aren’t enough donors, a problem most of the best sites have these days. God bless!

Duncan Smith
Reply to  marlene
November 22, 2018 1:02 pm

I think Anthony is just closing his Weather Shop, not WUWT website. Even Amazon cannot compete with that.

Reply to  Duncan Smith
November 22, 2018 1:18 pm

THANK GOD! This Thanksgiving just became a whole lot better.

Steven@ClearCreek Crossing Store
November 22, 2018 12:28 pm

Thank you. We lost the house in Paradise but all are safe. Our store buy Butte College survived thanks to the fire fighters flooding the roof Friday night. The new Davis Pro 2 from your store will go up at our new place in Idaho.

Reply to  Steven@ClearCreek Crossing Store
November 22, 2018 4:02 pm

Steven@ClearCreek Crossing Store

You lost your house. I have no words other than I’m gutted.

November 22, 2018 12:39 pm

Yes donated. Best to you.

Duncan Smith
November 22, 2018 1:17 pm

Too bad, everyone should have a personal weather station. If everyone could see Global Warming inching up all day, every day, all while in their own backyards, everyone would be a believer! And think, making your own personal ‘adjustments’ would be so much fun. Hey look, Johnny got a smaller BBQ, those measurements from the last few years were running too hot!…Do DA doo….

Jeff Alberts
November 22, 2018 2:48 pm

I’m wanting to buy a Vantage Pro 2, but it is unclear if the wireless option is already part of the package. It won’t let me select that option, the only one I can choose is cabled. I don’t want a cabled version…

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
November 23, 2018 2:07 pm

For reasons I suspect I don’t fully understand, ProVantage likes Davis and stocks a lot of Vantage Pro gear. It looks like Anthony’s supply will be sold down soon, so check out in the future.

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
November 23, 2018 2:36 pm

Yeah, my reading of the WeatherShop pages is that there is one unit available, and it’s cabled. I recall seeing that there were two units yesterday, but didn’t try selecting a model.

November 22, 2018 3:42 pm

Another article that is impossible to “Like”.
We are on your side, even if we do not “Like” this post.

November 22, 2018 5:44 pm

Already have a WX Station. But bought a gadget because I am an unrepentant gadget nerd.

November 23, 2018 10:14 am

Another wave of rain is approaching Chico.

November 23, 2018 1:55 pm

I m interested in the cape cod barometer. My grandfather had one like that. Difficult to get here. Would it be save to post it to south africa? Dont want it arriving here not working. Henry

Janice A Moore
November 24, 2018 6:01 pm

Dear Moderator, dear Charles, dear whomEVER reads this 🙂 —

Please give my email address to Lance of BC and also to Richard M (per their comments in this thread above offering to help me):

Lance of BC:

Richard M:

Thank you, if you can, for doing this ASAP. I really do need help. It is getting pretty cold at night here, now (about 1 hour north of Seattle).

Janice Moore

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