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 NOAA'S National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office
Marquette, MI


 Station Digest - A look at the National Weather Service in Marquette and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Station History - A detailed look at the history of the National Weather Service's Weather Forecast Office Marquette.


Yooper Weather Review

Winter 2018 - Published March 2019

The Staff of the Marquette National Weather Service Office

After each person is their NWS title and any office teams they lead, co-lead(assistant) or participate in. Click on a name to send an email to that individual.



  • Robin Turner: Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) - Overseer of the personnel, operations, and office functions
  • Nick Langlieb: Science and Operations Officer (SOO) - Overseer of staff training and research
  • Matt Zika: Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) - Public Awareness programs; spotter training and office instruction
  • Eric Hayner: Electronic Systems Analyst (ESA) - Supervision of the electronics and the computer network programs; Safety Team Leader

Support Staff

  • David Pudelka: Administrative Assistant (ASA) - Handles files, forms, time keeping, bills, and contracts (runs the office); Assistant OPL
  • Kurt Mayer: Information Technology Officer (ITO) - AWIPS Program Leader
  • Jim Salzwedel: Observations Program Leader (OPL) - Data/CO-OP Program Leader; NOAA Weather Radio Program Leader; Environmental Program Leader; Beach Hazards Team; Climate Team; Marine Program Team; Fire Weather Team; Hydro Team; GIS Team
  • Adam Dempsey: Electronics Technician - Maintains equipment for the office, including the WSR-88D and remote weather observing stations

Lead Meteorologists

  • Greg Michels: Climate Program Leader; Marine Program Assistant
  • Don Rolfson: Marine Program Assistant; Social Media Team; Scheduler
  • Jon Voss: Fire Weather Leader: Storm Verification
  • Linda Gilbert: Assistant SOO; Hydrology Team; Marine Team; GIS Team; Case Review Team; Office Culture Workgroup Coordinator
  • Vacant


  • Ryan Connelly: Radar Program Leader; Diversity Team Leader; Case Review Team Leader; Social Media Leader; Fire Weather Team; Hydrology Team; GIS Team
  • Jordan Wendt: Assistant WCM; Hydrology Program Leader; Webmaster Beach Hazards Leader; Fire Weather Program Assistant: Roadmap Ambassador
  • Joseph Phillips: Marine Program Leader; DSS Lead; Leadership Assistant; Hydrology Program Assistant; Fire Weather Team; GIS Team; Case Review Team
  • Brandon WillsLeadership Leader; Storm Ready Lead; Roadmap Assistant
  • Taylor PrislovskyGIS Program Leader; Social Media Team; Case Review Team; Hydro Team
  • Evan KuttaAviation Program Lead; Storm Verification; GIS Team; Radar Team; Climate Team
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Student Volunteers

  • Vacant

National Weather Service Marquette
County Warning Area

The National Weather Service in Marquette provides warning and forecast service for 13 counties in west and central Upper Michigan, the adjacent nearshore waters of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, the open waters of Lake Superior, and Isle Royale.