A.J. Waterman is an Emmy-nominated, A.M.S. Certified Broadcast Meteorologist from Canton, Massachusetts.
Having grown up in New England, it was easy for him to become fascinated by the weather. By the age of 4, A.J. had experienced a blizzard, hurricane, and severe weather, all within the same year! That fascination lead him to Lyndon State College in Vermont, where he earned degrees in both Atmospheric Science/Meteorology and Computer Science. At Lyndon, A.J. was also a finalist in WxChallenge (a nationwide collegiate and professional weather forecasting contest).
Although A.J. is not a Wisconsin native, he is no stranger to Wisconsin. Prior to his time at WHDH in Boston, A.J. spent over two years as a member of the NBC15 weather team in Madison. There, he enjoyed the challenge of forecasting Wisconsin’s ever-changing weather and especially severe weather.
Aside from meteorology, A.J. spends most of his time snowboarding, watching sports, traveling, and reading.
On July 18, 1996, a destructive tornado hit the Village of Oakfield. It would later go down as one of the strongest tornadoes ever to hit Wisconsin, an F5.
A tornado touched down in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois at 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 20 – leaving a path of destruction stretching through several neighborhoods in the area.
A “ring of fire” solar eclipse will occur early Thursday morning, and will be visible over parts of North America. In southeastern Wisconsin, we will be able to view the spectacle briefly after sunset, as a partial solar eclipse.
May 30 is the anniversary of one of the worst derechos to hit the state of Wisconsin, with wind gusts over 120 mph recorded in parts of the state!
A G2 geomagnetic storm is in the forecast Tuesday night, May 25, giving the chance for parts of Wisconsin to see the northern lights.
Severe weather is possible later today as a cold front moves into the area, looking to bring more seasonable temperatures for the rest of the week.
31 years ago, southeastern Wisconsin was hit by a rare May snowstorm! Several inches of snow fell across the area with 8 inches of snow in parts!
After a reasonably nice and sunny spring day Wednesday, more rain is on the way with upwards of 0.5" of rainfall possible.
May's outlook is shaping up to be a quiet pattern that is likely to suppress severe weather chances to start the season.
Do you and your family have a plan in the event of severe weather? The FOX6 Weather Experts have some great advice that will help keep you and your family safe this severe weather season.