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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 special duties they perform. 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)
  • 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
  • Adam Dempsey: Electronics Technician - Maintains equipment for the office, including the WSR-88D and remote weather observing stations

Lead Meteorologists

  • Jon Banitt: Aviation Program Leader; Storm Verification
  • Greg Michels: Climate Program Leader; Marine Program Co-Leader
  • Don Rolfson: Marine Team Co-Leader; Social Media Team; Scheduler
  • Jon Voss: Fire Weather Leader: Storm Verification
  • Linda Gilbert: Assistant SOO; Hydrology Team; Fire Weather Team; Social Media Team; GIS Team; Office Culture Facilitator


  • Ryan Connelly: Radar Program Leader; Diversity Team Leader; Case Review Research Leader; Social Media Leader; Fire Weather Team; Hydrology Team; GIS Team
  • Jordan Wendt: Hydrology Program Leader; Webmaster; Beach Hazards Leader; Social Media Team; Fire Weather Team
  • Joseph Phillips: Leadership Leader: Marine Program Co-Leader; Fire Weather Team; Hydrology Team; GIS Team; DSS Team
  • Brandon Wills:
  • Taylor PrislovskyGIS Co-Leader; Social Media Team
  • Jacob HortonGIS Co-Leader; Beach Hazards Co-Leader; Social Media Team; Marine Team
  • Evan Kutta:
  • 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, and the open waters of Lake Superior.