Mike Westendorf graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a BS in
Atmospheric Sciences in 1996. During his time at UW-Milwaukee,
Mike worked as a severe weather assistant to then chief
meteorologist Paul Joseph at the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee.
He also helped found the Atmospheric Sciences club
at UWM, which continues to produce opportunities for students
in the program to this day. He did post undergraduate
research with Dr. Paul Roebber, working on high resolution
modeling and radar analysis. In 1998 Mike went on
to work for Weather Eye, Inc. out of St. Paul, MN where
he served in a wide variety of positions including Director
of Operations and special project management. During his
time with Weather Eye, Mike served a number of utility companies
and roughly 250 radio stations across the country, excelling
in customer service and onair skill with integrity.
In the 8 years he was with Weather Eye, Mike helped
build the company into one of the country's leading
radio weather broadcast producers.
Currently, Mike serves as a lecturer for the Atmospheric
Science department's Weather and Forecasting discussion
class, educating the upper level students on the how to's
of forecasting the weather from the theoretical to practical
application. Mike's primary responsibility is to serve Innovative
Weather as Director of Operations, responsible for the day
to day activities of the service, training of meteorology
students and staff, client recruitment and integration into
the operation as well as program sustainability.
Mike has been married for 12 years and has 3 children. He
enjoys his family, music and softball and is an avid singer/songwriter
as well. If you would like to contact Mike directly,
feel free to email