Connor Mockett is a self-made household name. Known to tens of thousands of people in the local area, not to mention Ottawa and beyond, the Winchester-based storm chaser and weather forecaster is known to Times readers as our very own weather reporter and storm columnist. On social media, Connor has over 37,000 followers on Facebook alone.
There are many, many people who swear by Connor’s weather forecasts, refusing to follow mainstream weather forecasts and instead waiting for the wise words of the young man from Winchester. It is not uncommon to hear people living far outside of North Dundas say “Do you follow Connor Mockett?” or “Do you know Connor, the weather guy?”
At a small business exposition earlier this year in which the Times participated, many of the people who visited the Times’ booth asked if they could meet Connor.
What creates this kind of fame? How do tens of thousands of people get shifted away from big media weather forecasts to instead put their faith in one person? The only possible answer is: “Connor is good at what he does.” Now, Connor is ready to put his well-demonstrated skills to good use as an entrepreneur.
CM Forecasting is Connor’s new venture, which allows businesses that are affected by the weather – such as snow removal companies and farms – to receive weather forecasts from the most trusted man around. There is a fee for the service, and Connor hopes to make his living from it.
The Times extends its heartfelt congratulations to one of its own on this new endeavour. He will continue to be a columnist for the Times – in fact, you can read a more personal account of his new business startup in this week’s column. To support Connor in this new endeavour, you can use this link: ko-fi.com/connormockettwx. Business owners seeking forecasting services can get in touch with Connor via his Facebook page (no introduction needed) or by email at [email protected].