Welcome to the site!

My new home is in Wisconsin where I am the Chief Meteorologist for the brand-new, statewide 24/7 cable station: Spectrum News 1. We are exclusive to Spectrum customers living in the state, but you can see some of what we do over on our webpage. I’m very excited for this new role and cannot wait to see how it all unfolds.

Outside of work I am a believer, a husband, and a tech geek. Oh yeah, and still a bit of a weather geek too. There’s nothing wrong with being a “geek”! Embrace who you are and what you love to do.

My approach to weather is pretty simple: I want to give a weather forecast that reliable & worthy of your time. Not only that, I want to inform you, educate you, and even make you laugh once in a while.
I will not talk over your head with extra weather jargon and puffed up terms. Weather guys like that can cause you to miss the forecast entirely! I tell it how I’d tell my momma.
Weather these days is a two-way street: You need me and I need you. I look forward to your input and photos/videos during all kinds of weather.

I’m pretty active over on the Twitter machine (@jdrudd), so be sure to follow!
Check out my Facebook page too! Just click the icons at the bottom of this page.

Here’s hoping it’s your kind of weather outside right now!
-JD

JD’s 2018 Demo Video: