Paul earned his BS in Math-Physics at Ball State University. As a weather Officer in the Air Force he had a year of study in meteorology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He has a Masters in Meteorology from Purdue University with additional studies at Rutgers University. He entered the National Weather Service in 1962 and held various positions over the ensuing years – Pennsylvania State Climatologist, Lead Forecaster in Indianapolis and Des Moines, Central Region Chief of Operations in Kansas City, Meteorologist-In-Charge(MIC) at Cincinnati and MIC at Chicago (1990-2002). WGN-TV/Chicago Tribune Meteorologist since 2002.


Recent Articles
  • Flash Flood Warning until 3:45AM CDT Thursday for east-central Will and south-central Cook Counties

    The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... East central Will County South central Cook County * Until 345 AM CDT. * At 1147 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have fallen within the past hour over portions of the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Tinley Park, Park Forest, […]

  • Flash Flood Warning until 4:45AM CDT for all or portions of Kankakee County in Illinois and Newton, Porter, Lake and Jasper Counties in Indiana

    The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... Eastern Kankakee County,IL Northern Newton County, IN Southern Porter County, IN Southern Lake County, IN Jasper County, IN * Until 445 AM CDT Thursday. * At 1038 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing torrential rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen in portions of the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly due to the rain […]

  • Flash Flood Warning until 1AM CDT for east-central Will and southeastern Cook Counties in Illinois and northwest Lake County in Indiana

    At 1012 PM CDT, Doppler radar estimated that up to two to two and a half inches of rain have fallen in portions of the warned area from far southeast Cook County and far eastern Will County into northwest Lake County Indiana. The heaviest rain has ended, but flash flooding is likely occurring due to runoff from the rain that fell. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Hammond, Gary, Calumet City, Chicago Heights, East Chicago, Schererville, Lansing, Highland, […]

  • Severe Thunderstorm warning no longer in effect for northwest Will, southern DuPage and Central Cook Counties

    Update 8:05PM CDT... The Severe Thunderstorm Warning is no longer in effect - the storms have weakened and moved east. ____________________________ The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northwestern Will County Southern DuPage County Central Cook County * Until 800 PM CDT. * At 734 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Naperville, moving east at 25 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles […]

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning no longer in effect for Southeastern Kankakee County in Illinois and northwestern Newton County in Indiana

    Update 8:05PM CDT… The warning has expired as the storms have weakened and moved east. _________________________________________________________________ The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southeastern Kankakee County Northwestern Newton County * Until 800 PM CDT. * At 730 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Hopkins Park, or 8 miles west of Enos, moving northeast at 25 mph. HAZARD...Quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Damage to vehicles is expected. * Locations impacted include... Lake […]

  • Scattered thunderstorms western sections this evening

    Thunderstorms have developed over western sections of the Chicago area this Wednesday evening. We are under a Marginal Risk for severe storms (green-shaded area on the map below), so some of the strongest storms could produce not only lightning and heavy downpours, but also winds in excess of 45 mph and hail. Storms will be moving slowly east 10 to 15 mph. Severe weather outlook map for Wednesday…  

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch no longer in effect for the Chicago area

    Update 7PM CDT… The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is no longer in effect across the Chicago area. Storms have moved off to the east. ___________________________________________________________________ Update 5:10PM CDT… The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is cancelled for Dekalb, Kane, Lake, and McHenry Counties, but remains in effect for Dupage and Cook Counties in NE Illinois. _____________________________________________________________________ Update 3:55PM CDT… The Severe Thunderstorm watch has been cancelled for Boone, Winnebago, Lee and Ogle Counties in northeast Illinois – the storms have moved east and […]

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for east-central Cook County has expired

    Update 5:58PM CDT.. The severe Thunderstorm Warning for east-central Cook County has ended - the storm has moved east over lake Michigan. ______________________________________________________________ ...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM CDT FOR EAST CENTRAL COOK COUNTY... At 445 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Lakeview to Navy Pier, moving east at 30 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to […]

  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms breaking out across northeastern Illinois

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms have broken out across northeastern Illinois this Tuesday afternoon. Strongest storms could produce brief downpours, wind gusts to 50 mph and half to three-quarter-inch hail. Storms will be moving east 30 to 40 mph.

  • Mesoscale Discussion on severe thunderstorm potential across a portion of the Chicago area this afternoon

    Isolated severe thunderstorms with a damaging wind/hail risk may develop this Tuesday afternoon across northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin, northwest Indiana and southwestern Lower Michigan (see escalloped area on the headlined map). A Severe Thunderstorm Watch issuance is possible this afternoon, depending upon radar trends. Following is the National Storm Prediction Discussion…. Mesoscale Discussion 1242 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0110 PM CDT Tue Jun 25 2019 Areas affected...Portions of southern WI...northern IL...northwestern IN...and southwestern Lower MI Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible […]

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