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About Mike Westendorf

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 Mike Westendorf

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