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MILWAUKEE — FOX6 and Chief Meteorologist Rob Haswell are looking for some smart, fun, outgoing and weather-loving kids to help with the weather forecasts Friday mornings on WakeUp News. If you have a 6 to 12-year-old child who is into weather and wants to show his or her stuff, then we want to hear from you!

Upload a video audition (below) of your 6 to 12-year-old doing their forecasting. Fill out the audition submission form completely — and you’ll be in the running. FOX6 staff will periodically review all entries and Future Forecasters who are selected to join Rob on WakeUp will be officially invited by phone and/or email. Future Forecaster appearances are scheduled approximately two (2) weeks in advance.


  • Child may be entered by their parent or legal guardian (no grandparents, aunts/uncles, friends, etc. as a parent or legal guardian is the only one able to consent to the required release form).
  • Video audition should be no longer than 1 minute, 30 seconds in length.
  • Video should include your child giving their pretend weather forecast. Video of your child at the family picnic, the school play, or chasing the dog will be adorable, but we really need to see their love of all things weather and how they do the forecast.

Need some inspiration for your child’s audition video? Watch the YouTube video below.

CLICK HERE to see some of the Future Forecasters that have already been on FOX6 WakeUp News.

CLICK HERE to submit your child to be a Future Forecaster


Check out these wild weather fun facts – maybe you can use one of them as a Future Forecaster!

  • The hottest temperature ever recorded in the United States was 134 degrees Fahrenheit on July 10, 1913 in Death Valley.
  • The coldest temperature ever recorded in Wisconsin was -55 degrees Fahrenheit on February 2 and 4, 1996. Brrrr!
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Wisconsin was 114 degrees Fahrenheit in Wisconsin Dells on July 13, 1936.
  • It’s estimated that the United States uses some 10 million tons of salt to keep our roadways safe and ice free.
  • There are about 1800 thunderstorms taking place on Earth at any given time.
  • Warm weather brings low-pressure systems, and low-pressure systems usually mean the day will be on the cloudy and rainy side. Cool weather brings high-pressure systems, and high-pressure systems usually mean the day will be clear and sunny.
  • “Humidity” is the amount of moisture, or water vapor, in the air. That’s why days with high humidity feel kind of damp and sticky, while days with low humidity are nice and comfy.
  • There’s a saying “it’s raining cats and dogs”, which means it’s raining very, very hard. It’s just a saying – it hasn’t really rained cats and dogs.  But it has rained fish and frogs!  Frogs fell in England (1939) and Siberia (2005) and fish were spotted falling in London (1984) and the Philippines.  Experts believe the critters were scooped up by a waterspout or really high winds, and then “rained” out of the clouds along with the regular everyday raindrops.  What would you do if it rained frogs at your house?
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