Justin Zollitsch

Meteorologist

I first set foot in the FOX6 Weather Center when I was 9 years old. At that time, I think my parents thought it was cute that I had such an interest in weather. Well, I guess in some ways I never grew up.

My trip to FOX6 includes a tour through every area code in Wisconsin. I grew up in West Allis (or “Stallis” to some) and graduated from Pius High XI High School.

My next stop was UW-Madison where I studied Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, which is really just a fancy name for meteorology. One of my classes included an internship at FOX6. Vince Condella and Bart Adrian made it the most fun 2 credits I could earn.

After working for Weather Central in Madison I got my first TV job in Rhinelander followed by a stop in Green Bay.

These days I live in Menomonee Falls along with my beautiful wife, Amy, and our son, Alexander, who joined us in September 2012. Amy and I are thrilled to be back in the area we grew up close to friends and family. And I can't forget the final member of our family, Camille, a tuxedo cat named after the category 5 hurricane of 1969.

Other than watching the clouds drift by, I’m a huge sports nut. I love golf but golf doesn’t always love me. If you see me on the course, be prepared to duck!

Recent Articles

  • Hail pelts southeast Wis., storm threat through night

    Posted on: 2:14 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 02:17pm, April 12, 2014

    SOUTHEASTERN WI (WITI) — Strong storms are rolling through parts of southeastern Wisconsin Saturday, April 12th. Quarter-sized hail was reported in...
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    hartland hail
  • It’s been over three months since we’ve seen grass

    Posted on: 3:39 pm, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 10:20pm, March 12, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — As the snow melts, we cap off another streak from this super sized version of winter. From...
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    What remains of the snow covering the lawn behind the weather deck.
  • Is it really this cold? Or are we getting soft?

    Posted on: 3:47 pm, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 08:39pm, February 26, 2014

    In most winters around here you can ask a person if it’s been cold and the response will probably sound...
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    Temperatures dipped to 0° or colder on Feb. 26, 2014.
  • Lots of snow but a little at a time

    Posted on: 2:51 pm, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 03:41pm, February 20, 2014

    What is it with February and holiday snows? Three years ago it was the Groundhog’s Day Blizzard and this year...
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    A Milwaukee man shovels after his snow blower breaks.
  • Why aren’t snowfall forecasts always right?

    Posted on: 2:43 pm, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 09:52pm, February 4, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — If you’re not a fan of winter you’re probably not in a great mood at the moment. ...
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    Forecast snow totals for Feb. 5th
  • It hasn’t been this cold in a while

    Posted on: 3:43 pm, January 29, 2014, by , updated on: 03:52pm, January 29, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Last week, “anchor extraordinaire” Anne State popped into the weather office looking for an update on our...
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    FOX6 camera shot of Brown Deer on a bitter cold morning 1/28/14.
  • An explanation of what causes wind chill

    Posted on: 3:52 pm, January 23, 2014, by , updated on: 08:20pm, January 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Check out the video for an explanation of how wind can make such a difference on a...
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  • Can ice on the Great Lakes be a good thing?

    Posted on: 3:03 pm, January 22, 2014, by , updated on: 03:56pm, January 22, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s been cold this winter, no really it has. Ok, so I don’t exactly need to twist...
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    Ice on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan in March of 2009. Credit: NASA
  • Northern lights could put on a show early Thursday

    Posted on: 3:29 pm, January 8, 2014, by and , updated on: 03:59pm, January 9, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s hard to believe on a 7 degree day, but we actually live closer to the Equator...
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    Great view of the northern lights from the Int. Space Station
  • Comet ISON cancelling its visit

    Posted on: 2:46 pm, December 4, 2013, by , updated on: 03:05pm, December 4, 2013

    When it was discovered in late 2012, some predicted it would be the comet of the century! (Does anyone who...
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    Comet ISON
  • It’s (almost) never too late for tornadoes

    Posted on: 3:54 pm, November 21, 2013, by , updated on: 04:00pm, November 21, 2013

    Sunday’s devastating outbreak of tornadoes in the Midwest can serve as a reminder. Even though we’re heading full steam into...
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    Tornado and severe T'storm warnings on Sunday Nov. 17th.
  • Tropical triplets: hurricane, typhoon, and cyclone

    Posted on: 3:21 pm, November 14, 2013, by , updated on: 03:24pm, November 14, 2013

    Until Super Typhoon Haiyan (aka “Yolanda”) slammed the Philippines there were quite a few folks who had no idea what...
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    Super Typhoon Haiyan before landfall