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Open letter to all HC followers

Posted by BP31 on 10/4/2017, 10:36 pm

 To the followers of, it has been a pleasure to work alongside Jim Williams for nearly 12 years. From helping him keep the stream active during Hurricane Wilma, and hosting the stream during his first remote camera deployment during Hurricane Issac in 2012, little did we know that this would be Jim Leonard's last chase as a famed storm chaser. There was also Hurricane Gonzalo that struck Bermuda a few years ago, and you can actually hear the frogs from a camera that we were streaming while live over the air. I also attended a few Florida Governors Hurricane Conferences with Jim, and he took me down to the Florida Keys for a trip. Jim was gracious enough to help me set up the equipment required to make it possible for me to assist him with the site, and I do thank him for all of these opportunities and experiences that we shared together with HC.

 Fast Forward to the fall of 2016, and the recent Presidential Election. Jim and I are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, and that's absolutely fine, diversity is a wonderful thing. That being said, the relationship between Jim and I has strained ever since I shared my political beliefs with him. In obtaining my political science degree from Old Dominion University, I have learned that you don't mix politics and business. This stands true with the website, because you will always offend a segment of the population that you are trying to attract. Jim and I have lost the ability to communicate with each other effectively. There are times when I do not recognize the person that I am dealing with on the other end, due to reasons outlined above, I have decided to end my partnership with Jim.

 I wish Jim Williams the absolute best moving forward both personally and professionally. In closing, I want to thank everyone who has supported HC over the years. While it's still in unclear in what form it will be, I will continue to share my thoughts and opinions on the tropics and all things weather related.

 Bill Phillips


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