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
  • How dry I am! Chicago sets record for all-time lowest humidity breaking 85-year old record

    A  2 pm CDT, Chicago’s official temperature reached 63-degrees and combined with a dew point of 10 degrees produced a record-low humidity of 12%. This broke the city’s previous low humidity record of 13 percent, first set during the Dust Bowl on May 10, 1934 and later tied on April 11, 1956,  April 8, 1971 and most recently  on April 14, 2015.  

  • Visibilities improving as snow winds down

    The snow is finally ending across the Chicago area this afternoon after leaving  as much as 4 to 8 inches of snow in areas north and west of the city tapering off to 1 to 3 inches south and east of Chicago into northwest Indiana. Some late storm totals just into the WGN Weather Center Huntley  7.5 inches Riverwoods 4.5 inches Arlington Heights 5.5 inches Oak Park 3.5 inches St. Charles 8.3 inches Ottawa 5.5 inches Racine 6.1 WI inches […]

  • Heavy, wet snow blanketing the Chicago area-

    A late-season storm is bringing heavy wet snow to the Chicago area this morning.  Despite our recent warm weather, the snow is  accumulating on grassy areas and colder elevated surfaces. In many locations, with temperatures dropping to near 32 degrees in combination with intense snowfall rates, the snow is beginning to accumulate on sidewalks and lesser traveled roads. The heavy snow is reducing the visibility to fractions of a mile. Main roads are mainly wet.  By the time the snow […]

  • Late-season snowfall continues- the latest snowfall reports

    A late-season snowstorm has been hammering the Chicago area this morning. The snow has been heaviest north and west of the city where as much as 3 to 7 inches have accumulated, while areas totals south and east of the city cluster in the 1 to 3 inch range.  A winter weather advisory remain in effect for areas north and west of Chicago until 3 pm.   Latest totals through 12:30 pm Arlington Heights 4.5 inches Midway Airport 2.4 inches […]

  • Late-season storm to bring heavy, wet snow to portions of the Chicago area

    A powerful late-season storm will bring rain and snow to the Chicago area today.   While recent warm weather has raised pavement temperatures well above freezing  that will allow most of the snow to melt on contact, at times the rate of fall may be heavy enough that the snow could accumulate  several inches of grassy areas and colder, elevated surfaces.  Even if it melts, the snow will  fall at rates heavy enough to cause significant visibility reductions.   Any snow accumulations […]

  • Heavy snow still falling, but snow should be winding down later this afternoon- Latest snowfall totals through 1:30 pm

    Heavy snow continues to fall in the  city and areas to the north and west where visibilities are generally one-half mile or less , while light snow is falling south and east of Chicago. Latest snowfall totals through 1:30 pm Arlington Heights  5.1 inches Morton Grove 4.0 inches Genoa 4.2 inches Romeoville 2.2 inches Oak Forest 2.0 inches Mundelein 5.2 inches Park Ridge 4.0 inches O’Hare 3.0 inches  New record for April 14th- old record 2.2 inches in 1980 Midway […]

  • Latest area snowfall totals- Updated at 11:40 am Some six inch totals reported

    The latest area snowfall totals through 11:30 am Wayne 3.0 inches Elgin 3.0 inches North Barrington 3.0 inches Oakbrook 2.2 inches Lincolnwood 2.0 inches Campton Hills 5.9 inches Arlington Heights 3.0 inches Carol Stream 3.3 inches Elk Grove 3.1 inches Somonauk 3.5 inches Morton Grove 1.2 inches Batavia 2.7 inches Schaumburg 1.0 inch DeKalb  6.0 inches Midway Airport  1.3 inches

  • Heavy snow hitting areas north and west of Chicago- Winter weather advisory will be in effect through 3 pm

    ...HEAVY SNOW BAND PRODUCING HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS... WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-OGLE-LEE-DEKALB-KANE-LA SALLE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ROCKFORD, BELVIDERE, WOODSTOCK, OREGON, DIXON, DEKALB, AURORA, ELGIN, AND OTTAWA 1123 AM CDT SUN APR 14 2019 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON... * WHAT...HEAVY WET SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES, HIGHEST ON GRASS AND ELEVATED SURFACES. SNOWFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF 2 INCHES PER HOUR POSSIBLE. * WHERE...NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS MAINLY WEST OF THE CHICAGO METRO AREA ALONG AND […]

  • High winds battering the Chicago area-High wind warning remains in effect until 6pm

    Strong west winds are sweeping colder air into the Chicago area. At 9 am  sustained wind speeds were  generally in the 25-35 mph range  with gusts  as high as 50-60 mph. CHICAGO AREA WEATHER ROUNDUP NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 900 AM CST SUN FEB 24 2019 NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY. * THESE STATIONS ARE NOT UNDER NWS QUALITY CONTROL. THEY ALSO MAY NOT REPORT WEATHER […]

  • Howling winds continue across the Chicago area- High wind warning continues through 6 pm- some gusts reach 60 mph

    Strong west winds with sustained speeds from 25-45 mph continue. Gusts are topping 50 mph in many locations and at 10:45 am Midway Airport recorded a 60 mph wind gust. Gary also reported a 60 mph wind gust just before noon. CHICAGO AREA WEATHER ROUNDUP NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 1200 PM CST SUN FEB 24 2019 NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY. * THESE STATIONS ARE NOT […]

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