Studied meteorology at the University of Wisconsin,, Madison from 1962-1967.

BS in Meteorology, 1966.

Forecaster at the National Weather Service in Chicago from 1962-1999.

WGN-TV/Chicago Tribune Meteorologist since 1999


Recent Articles
  • Strong thunderstorms developing Downstate-some could impact far south portions of the Chicago Metro area

    Sunshine has emerged across far northern Illinois, but thunderstorms packing gusty winds and  downpours have developed across central and southern portions of the state, generally along and south of I-80. The latest mesoscale discussion  just issued by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma acknowledges the potential for some strong/ severe thunderstorm development, but does not anticipate the issuance of a severe thunderstorm watch. Mesoscale Discussion 1055 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0440 PM CDT Sat Jul 14 2018 […]

  • Thursday afternoon storm and damage reports

    UPDATED 5:45 pm De Motte, Indiana  Thunderstorm wind gust to 51 mph at 3:38 pm. Bedford Park  around 2:00 pm Damage to a roof, semi blown over on its side.   UPDATED: 3:45 pm Tree damage near Beecher in Will County 20-30 foot high tree 1 foot in diameter uprooted by strong winds at 2:21 pm. Naperville  Wind gusts to 50 mph reported at 1:35 pm CDT Westmont at 1:48 pm. 6-7 inch diameter tree branches downed by strong winds.

  • Flash flood warning continues for portions of northwest Indiana until 7:30pm CDT/8:30pm EDT

    FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 439 PM CDT THU JUL 5 2018 ...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM CDT/830 PM EDT/ FOR SOUTHERN NEWTON...WESTERN BENTON AND SOUTHWESTERN JASPER COUNTIES... AT 436 PM CDT...536 PM EDT, WHILE THE HEAVY RAIN THREAT HAS ENDED, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THAT 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ACROSS PORTIONS OF WARNED AREA. RUNOFF FROM THIS HEAVY RAIN WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO CAUSE FLOODING ACROSS THE AREA INTO […]

  • Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall bringing some flooding to south portions of the Chicago Metro area

    FLOOD ADVISORY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 231 PM CDT THU JUL 5 2018 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... CENTRAL WILL COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS... SOUTHEASTERN COOK COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS... NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN INDIANA... * UNTIL 530 PM CDT * AT 229 PM CDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS WITH UP TO AN INCH OF RAIN WITHIN THE PAST HOUR. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN THROUGH 4 PM […]

  • Heavy rainfall bringing flooding to northwest Lake County, Indiana- Munster, Calumet City and Lynwood areas hard-hit

    BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 418 PM CDT THU JUL 5 2018 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTHWESTERN LAKE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN INDIANA... * UNTIL 1015 PM CDT * AT 416 PM CDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN PRODUCED UP TO 2 AND A HALF INCHES IN A 1 TO 2 HOUR PERIOD. THIS HAS LEAD TO FLOODING IN AND AROUND THE MUNSTER AREA. SEVERAL […]

  • Strong to severe storms with heavy rainfall continue south out of the area- No severe thunderstorm warnings currently in effect

    All severe thunderstorm warning that were in effect for northwest Indiana have now expired as the latest batch of storms has weakened as it continues southeast away from the Chicago Metro area. A cold front is moving through the area, ending the area’s latest siege of hot and humid weather. Cooler and less humid air will arrive Friday and stay into the weekend before the next round of heat and humidity arrives Monday. Another batch of thunderstorms is currently forming […]

  • Storms intensifying across northwest Indiana- another severe thunderstorm warning issued for portions of Newton, Porter, Lake and Jasper counties until 4:15 pm CDT

    BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville Il 322 PM CDT THU JUL 5 2018 The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Newton County in northwestern Indiana… Southern Porter County in northwestern Indiana… Southern Lake County in northwestern Indiana… Jasper County in northwestern Indiana… * Until 415 PM CDT * At 322 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Forest City to Thayer […]

  • Severe thunderstorm warning issued for south portions of Lake County, Indiana valid until 4:00 pm

    BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 310 PM CDT THU JUL 5 2018 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN INDIANA... * UNTIL 400 PM CDT * AT 309 PM CDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR WINFIELD TO LAKE DALECARLIA TO NEAR GRANT PARK, MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH. HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...EXPECT […]

  • No severe thunderstorm warnings remain in effect, but gusty thunderstorms with heavy rainfall moving through south portions of the Chicago area

    Cooler and less humid air is moving into the Chicago area and strong to locally severe thunderstorms have developed in advance of the cold front delivering the relief from recent hot and muggy weather. ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CENTRAL WILL...SOUTHEASTERN COOK AND NORTHWESTERN LAKE COUNTIES UNTIL 245 PM CDT... AT 217 PM CDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM EVERGREEN PARK TO MOKENA. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 30 MPH. WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH […]

  • Severe thunderstorm warning area expanded for Cook, DuPage and Will until 2:30 p.m.

    BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville Il 148 PM CDT THU JUL 5 2018 The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Northwestern Will County in northeastern Illinois… Southeastern DuPage County in northeastern Illinois… South central Cook County in northeastern Illinois… * Until 230 PM CDT * At 148 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Woodridge to Shorewood, moving east at 20 […]