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The National Weather Service Forecast Office Milwaukee/Sullivan (KMKX) is located in Sullivan Township in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. The office is approximately 3 miles southeast of the town of Sullivan, 30 miles west of Milwaukee and 45 miles east of Madison. The Sullivan office has routine forecast and short-fused severe weather WARNING responsibility for southeast and south-central Wisconsin.


Management / Support

    Vacant - Meteorologist-In-Charge (MIC)
    Kathy Elliott - Administrative Support Assistant (ASA)
    Tim Halbach - Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM)
    John Gagan - Science Operations Officer - (SOO)
    Vacant - Service Hydrologist
    Jerry Wiedenfeld - Information Technology Officer
    Travis Unkel - Electronic System Analyst (ESA)    

    Chris Stumpf - Senior Forecaster
    Steve Davis - Senior Forecaster
    Marc Kavinsky - Senior Forecaster
    Andy Boxell - Senior Forecaster
    Mark Gehring - Senior Forecaster
    Marcia Cronce - General Forecaster
    Paul Collar - General Forecaster
    James Wood (AKA J.J.) - General Forecaster
    Denny VanCleve - General Forecaster
    Aidan Kuroski - Meteorologist Intern
    Sarah Marquardt - Meteorologist Intern 
    Rebecca Rogers - Meteorologist Intern  
    Ben Miller - Hydrometeorological Technician (HMT )


    Travis Unkel - Electronic System Analyst (ESA) 
    Nate Hintz - Electronic Technician
    Daniel Pahlke - Electronic Technician

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Diversity is a subject that must be felt before it can be understood. Some feelings and opinions tend to change as we acquire more information, while others are so deep set that we are unaware of why they exist, or that we have them. We are all diverse, having idiosyncrasies which set us apart from everyone else. Understanding and accepting our own individual differences is the first step in recognizing others' differences.

Let us philosophically assess our feelings and assumptions based upon a reliance on reason and experience rather than tradition and by an emphasis on humanitarian and social progress.