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Mike Janssen is a meteorologist for WGN WeatherCenter and CLTV. Prior to WGN-TV, Mike worked as a meteorologist and reporter at WSIL-TV in Carterville, Illinois, WYIN-TV in Merrillville, Indiana, and WGNO-TV in New Orleans. Mike’s first weekend on-air report in New Orleans occurred just days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana.

Mike grew up in Kankakee County and credits his father David, a former farmer, with getting him interested in weather. He received his degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and later furthered his education in broadcast meteorology through Mississippi State University.

Mike is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society and holds the AMS Seal of Approval.

Recent Articles
  • Another round of warmer weather for the workweek

    Updates at wgntv.com/weather

  • Waukegan residents rescued from homes after severe weather hits northern suburbs

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Another night of severe storms led to flash flooding across the Chicago-area Friday morning, especially in the northern suburbs. In Waukegan, firefighters had to rescue residents trapped in their homes on Helmholz Ave. near Jackson Street. Fire crews had to carry members of a family — including a child — and their pets to safety. On the same street, a man and his 14-year-old son were displaced due to major flooding in their home. Vehicles became submerged […]

  • Thunderstorm Watch issued for Chicago area

    A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for several Chicago area counties until 2 a.m. Counties include Boone, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, La Salle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Winnebago.   A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for counties west of #Chicago. #ilwx https://t.co/R1FQDodqUe — Mike Janssen (@MikeJanssenWX) September 12, 2019 An unstable, moisture-laden atmosphere in the vicinity of a warm front, coupled with a  pronounced radar rotational signature, has prompted the warnings. At 4:15 pm the storm was located near […]

  • Warm Monday, temperatures in the 80s and humid this week

    For the latest forecast visit wgntv.com/weather.

  • Forecast: Showers overnight into Sunday morning, tracking Hurricane Dorian

    For the latest weather update, go to wgntv.com/weather.

  • Rain likely Monday, cooler than average this week

    Scattered showers become possible tonight, especially after 3AM. Showers are likely tomorrow and thunderstorms are possible as highs stay in the mid to upper 70s. A line of stronger showers and storms is possible late Monday evening and into the overnight hours. There is a Marginal Risk of severe storms with gusty winds the biggest threat. A few showers could linger into early Tuesday before clouds decrease. Dry, but breezy conditions are expected Wednesday. A few showers could return Friday […]

  • Mostly sunny, comfortable temps ahead

    For the latest weather updates, go to wgntv.com/weather.

  • Cooler temperatures ahead, possible storms Monday

    For the latest weather updates, go to wgntv.com/weather.

  • Unprecedented spring rain still affecting Illinois farmers, communities where they live

    HERSCHER, Ill. — Farmers are generally an optimistic group, but record-setting spring rain cut planting season in northern Illinois and has led to growing pessimism. It’s not just about the money, and in some cases, it’s taking a mental toll as well. As mid-summer arrived, it was obvious farmers were way behind. Instead of being head high, corn was ankle high, the by-product of persistent spring rains delaying planting for weeks. “Having all the farm equipment in the world didn’t […]

  • Heat wave coming to an end with expected thunderstorms

    For the latest weather updates, go to wgntv.com/weather.

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