It's been nine years since viewers saw meteorologist Bart Adrian on FOX6, the station he called home for 28 years. He's not retired, though. Now, Adrian is a senior lecturer in Atmospheric Science and Mathematics, and a STEM outreach specialist at UW-Milwaukee.
Now that he's celebrated more than 20 years as a chief meteorologist in Milwaukee, we sat down with WISN-TV / Channel 12's Mark Baden to ask about how social media and climate change have affected his job, among other things.
It's been a long while since we interviewed FOX6 meteorologist Vince Condella for a personal profile, but with the long-time weather man's upcoming retirement, it was time to catch up.
I have long held the belief that many Wisconsinites have unrealistic expectations for the month of March. Emerging from the dreary days of February, turning the clocks forward, and seeing the phrase "First Day of Spring" on the March calendar lead many to believe that sunny days with highs in the 60s should immediately commence. Indeed that is not true. March is very much a winter month in Wisconsin.
In more than 20 years as a meteorologist, I learned plenty about how people interpret weather forecasts. Perhaps the most interesting (frustrating?) thing is that people ignore the words "chance" and "scattered."
Ever since he was a kid growing up near St. Louis, Mark Baden has loved talking about the weather -- so much so that he made it his profession. Baden, 38, is in his 12th year at WISN-TV (Channel 12), where he is chief meteorologist. OnMilwaukee.com caught up with Baden recently to talk about his career, his education, an upcoming charity golf event and, of course, the weather.
This installment of Milwaukee Talks introduces OnMilwaukee.com's newest columnist, Vince Condella. He's a Harley-riding "Seinfeld" junkie with a hankering for head bangin' tunes and a deep appreciation for good guitar, quality coffee and ice hockey. Lest we fail to mention he's also a big fan of jet streams, warm fronts and the ever-popular cumulus cloud.