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

  • Wet winter a big help with drought

    Posted on: 3:47 pm, February 28, 2013, by

    In my last blog entry I left off touching on how our messy mix of rain and snow has given...
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    Late Feb. drought conditions in Wisc.
  • It’s been a snowy winter in Wisconsin, but not here

    Posted on: 3:45 pm, February 21, 2013, by , updated on: 05:27pm, February 21, 2013

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — For the second time in a row our winter hasn’t looked so white in around Milwaukee. While...
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    Sunset after light snow 2/19/13 (credit: Phil Koch)
  • Earth about to get a close shave from space

    Posted on: 3:05 pm, February 13, 2013, by

    This Friday you can go about your business and not worry about a giant asteroid colliding with earth and ruining...
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    Asteroid Vesta passes near earth in July 2011. Credit: NASA/JPL
  • How much snow would this rain make?

    Posted on: 3:43 pm, January 29, 2013, by , updated on: 09:00pm, January 29, 2013

    A common question we hear with wintertime rain is how much snow would we get if we weren’t getting rain?...
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  • We can’t travel at the speed of light, but we know what it would look like

    Posted on: 2:59 pm, January 15, 2013, by , updated on: 03:05pm, January 15, 2013

    Attention Star Wars and Star Trek fans. This blog entry will make you question everything you know!!! Ok, that’s a...
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    Image most of us think of for traveling through space at light speed. Credit: University of Leicester
  • Top 5 weather facts in 2012

    Posted on: 9:24 pm, January 4, 2013, by , updated on: 09:31pm, January 4, 2013

    Weather in southeast Wisconsin in 2012 will be remembered for not making noise. After all, the blaring sounds of snowplows...
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    5 weather facts of our weather in 2012.
  • Snowless streak coming to an end soon?

    Posted on: 3:04 pm, December 5, 2012, by

    It may not come as a surprise to you but it has been a really, really long time since shovels...
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    The FOX6 Snow Stick has yet to measure any snow on the deck this winter.
  • Winter Weather Awareness Week… already?

    Posted on: 3:30 pm, November 7, 2012, by

    “Happy Winter Weather Awareness Week!” Ok, so you probably won’t see a cake decorated with this phrase when you go...
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    A Snow Storm covers a playground in Madison in December of '09. Photo credited to Dan Thompson.
  • Will Hurricane Sandy be the next “Perfect Storm”?

    Posted on: 3:43 pm, October 25, 2012, by

    In late October 1991 a massive storm system in the Atlantic Ocean turned into a historic Nor’easter. Labeled the “Perfect...
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    Likely storm track for Hurricane Sandy from the National Hurricane Center.
  • How to watch the Orionid meteor shower this weekend

    Posted on: 2:27 pm, October 19, 2012, by and , updated on: 02:46pm, October 19, 2012

    (CNN) — Silver fireballs will streak over the Northern Hemisphere on Saturday and Sunday. The much-anticipated Orionid meteor shower is...
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  • Naming winter storms will do more harm than good

    Posted on: 2:47 pm, October 3, 2012, by , updated on: 05:04pm, October 3, 2012

    It was inevitable. In today’s media world where some outlets try to sell the weather as opposed to forecast it,...
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    Heavy snows and tall drifts in this photo submitted to the National Weather Service from Feb. 2, 2011.
  • Forecasting every day makes the job a little easier

    Posted on: 2:55 pm, September 19, 2012, by

    As I enter my 10th year of working in the world of TV weather I am reminded of how lucky...
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    850mb temperature map