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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

  • Sue Myler: Administrative Assistant (ASA) - Handles files, forms, time keeping, bills, and contracts (runs the office)
  • Vacant: Information Technology Officer (ITO) - AWIPS Program Manager
  • Jim Salzwedel: Observations Program Leader (OPL) - Data/CO-OP Program Leader; NOAA Weather Radio Program Leader; Environmental Program Leader; Beach Hazards Team Member; Climate Team Member; Marine Program Team Member; Fire Weather Team Member
  • 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: Social Media Team Co-Leader; Marine Team member; Scheduler
  • Jon Voss: Storm Verification; Fire Weather Team Member
  • Linda Gilbert: IFPS/AWIPS Program Leader; DSS Program Leader; Forecast Operations/SOO Team Member; Fire Weather Team Member; Social Media Team Member; Office Culture "Superteam" Facilitator


  • Jaclyn Ritzman: Fire Weather Program Leader; IMET Trainee; Beach Hazards Team Leader; Social Media Team Co-Leader; GIS/Situational Awareness Leader; GFE/IFPS Team Member; Storm Verification; Office Culture "Superteam" Facilitator
  • Keith White: Hydrology Program Leader; New Employee Orientation Team Member; Social Media Team Member; Fire Weather Team Member
  • Ryan Connelly: Radar Program Leader; Diversity Team Leader; Social Media Team Member; Fire Weather Team Member; Hydrology Team Member
  • Jordan Wendt: Webmaster; Beach Hazards Co-Leader; Hydrology Team Member;  Social Media Team Member; Fire Weather Team Member
  • Joseph Phillips: Marine Program Co-Leader; Fire Weather Team Member; Hydrology Team Member
  • Taylor Prislovsky: Social Media Team Member
  • Jacob Horton: Social Media Team Member
  • 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.