Cirrus Weather is a well-known, trusted, online source for Kansas weather information. Originally started in 2010, Cirrus is managed by Kansas college students Brooks Barber and Peyton Sanders.
Cirrus Weather started out in October 2010 as The Kansas Area Weather Center (KAWC-10) when then middle school student, Brooks Barber, was looking for an outlet to let his interest in weather and passion for helping others thrive. The name changed to Cirrus Weather in Spring 2011 and it was at this time the site joined Facebook and Twitter.
In June 2012, Peyton Sanders joined the Cirrus Weather team. Shortly after in July, the site was officially registered under the domain http://www.cirruswx.net. Over the course of the next five years, Cirrus Weather grew to have over 15,000 followers across its platforms with millions of views per month. The site became known for its accurate, informational, and personalized short-term and long-term forecasts, as well as live-streaming weather coverage and alerts.
Over the years Brooks and Peyton were recognized by numerous local, state, and national media outlets for their work with Cirrus Weather. In 2014, Governor Sam Brownback awarded the two for Outstanding Contributions to the State of Kansas.
Today, Brooks and Peyton still provide occasional updates to their followers on Cirrus Weather’s Facebook and Twitter platforms. Though they are unable to provide the coverage of days past, they intend to continue with Cirrus Weather providing updates as often as possible for the foreseeable future. Both are now in college.
Brooks is pursuing a degree in Marketing with certificates in Leadership and Tourism at Fort Hays State University and works for the state office for the high school division of Kansas DECA.
Peyton is pursuing a degree in Atmospheric Science at the University of Kansas and works for WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas.
Some of our graphics used over the years
Some of our banners for StormView Radar over the years