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I'm Vince Condella, Chief Meteorologist for FOX6 Weather. It has been my privilege to work here since February 1982. Previous to that I was a broadcast meteorologist in Madison at WKOW-TV in 1981 and WMTV-TV in 1980.

My interest in weather goes way back to when I was growing up in the Chicago suburb of Lombard, watching Windy City legend Harry Volkman deliver the weather in his folksy but educational style.

My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

My wife Janet and I enjoy riding our motorcycles (in the warm weather months!) and hanging out with our two dogs Sammy and Rocco all year around.

Thanks for checking out our web weather products here on this web site and for tuning in to my weather reports on FOX6 News.

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    Drizzle falls from clouds and freezes on contact, but why?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Another humbling forecast surprise: pardon the geekiness of this post. As a meteorologist, it’s always good for me to look back and see why a forecast did not verify. Thursday, December 18th is a good example. I did not anticipate drizzle falling from the clouds. The image below is an atmospheric sounding showing the temperature and dewpoint profile for the lower atmosphere over Milwaukee Thursday morning. An inversion (rising temperature with height) has been trapping moisture below 5000 feet for […]

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    Spirit of the holidays: 128th Air Refueling Wing donates to Condella’s Coats for Kids

    BROWN DEER (WITI) — The Condella’s Coats for Kids drive has been over since the middle of October. But on Tuesday, December 15th, FOX6 News accepted a generous donation of coats and more from the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee. CLICK HERE to learn more about Condella’s Coats for Kids.

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    BIZARRE: Cone-shaped cloud descends from the sky, but what is it?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The unusual cloud formation in these photos is called a “hole punch cloud”. And the cone-shaped cloud descending from the main cloud deck is called a “fall streak”. These photos were taken on November 1st over Crawford County, Wisconsin by one of our FOX6 viewers. So what causes a hole punch cloud? They occur in mid-level cloud decks 10,000 to 20,000 feet above the ground. At this altitude it is common for the atmospheric temperature to be […]

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    Where have all the monarch butterflies gone?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Where have all the monarch butterflies gone? FOX6 Chief Meteorologist Vince Condella addresses this issue on FOX6 Studio A. You can also learn more about the monarch migration by CLICKING HERE.

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    An interesting view of ice forming on the Great Lakes

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Satellite images are providing a unique view of the ice that’s forming on Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes. FOX6 Chief Meteorologist Vince Condella shows you that perspective — and adds more information about ice coverage this winter.

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    Is it true that no two snowflakes are exactly alike?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — You’ve probably heard that no two snowflakes are exactly alike. But is even possible? FOX6 Chief Meteorologist Vince Condella offers a simple explanation to the Studio A team.

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    Northern lights could put on a show early Thursday

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s hard to believe on a 7 degree day, but we actually live closer to the Equator than the North Pole (1/2 way point is near Wausau). So when talk of seeing the northern lights, aka, aurora borealis hits the news we have to temper our expectations. That being said, Wednesday night’s chance is as good as any. Right now the sun is near the most active part of its “11-ish” year solar cycle. That means huge […]

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    Frigid air from the North Pole: What’s this polar vortex?

    (CNN) — Americans in two dozen states from the Midwest to the Southeast and Northeast are shivering this week courtesy of a distorted polar vortex. The rush of cold air it’s sending southward is the biggest visitor from the North Pole since Santa Claus. The gifts it brings, however, are chilling and generally unwelcome. Much of the United States has plunged into a deep freeze from record low temperatures. CNN International senior meteorologist Brandon Miller answers a few pressing questions […]

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    What does it take to form ice shoves?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Lake Winnebago is famous for seeing them. But it’s not the only body of water where you’ll find ice shoves. FOX6 Chief Meteorologist Vince Condella explains what they are — and how they form.

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    What is a “fetch” as it pertains to weather?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Every now and then you’ll hear forecasters talking about a “fetch.” What is it? FOX6 Chief Meteorologist Vince Condella joined the Studio A team to offer this simple explanation.

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    An explanation of how tornadoes, funnel clouds form

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — When the conditions are exactly right, we are witness to weather like we’ve seen on Sunday, November 17th. Straight-line winds, funnel clouds, tornadoes — they were all in there. FOX6 Chief Meteorologist Vince Condella joined the Studio A team to explain how tornadoes are formed.

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    Simple explanation about the formation of “ice spikes”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A FOX6 News viewer sent in a photo of what looked like a hunk of ice protruding from a bird bath — and she really wanted to know what was going on there. FOX6 Chief Meteorologist Vince Condella brought up the phenomenon during a visit to Studio A on Tuesday, November 12th. Here’s his explanation of how ice spikes form.


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