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Mark McGinnis has spent his time as a Certified Consulting Meteorologist preparing organizations and businesses with weather hazard planning to ensure the safety of those working during inclement weather are safe. No matter the size of your workplace or building, McGinnis helps you be prepared with weather hazard planning services. 

New Berlin School District is now StormReady

New Berlin School District is now StormReady

4/8/2022 On January 24th, 2022 the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Sullivan, Wisconsin recognized the New Berlin School District in Waukesha County, Wisconsin as being StormReady. StormReady is a federal program of best safety practices for weather...

Winter Weather is More Than a Travel Inconvenience

Winter Weather is More Than a Travel Inconvenience

1/17/2022 Common travel options in winter; air, auto and train, are impacted by weather. Most of us have memories of winter travel headaches. They can range from a longer commutes to significantly delayed holiday travel. Beyond delays, there are storms that create...

Two Wisconsin School Districts became StormReady

Two Wisconsin School Districts became StormReady

StormReady is template of best practices developed by the National Weather Service and utilized to mitigate deaths, injuries and destruction from weather events, including but not limited to severe weather. The core principles of StormReady are: Designating the best...

Mukwonago Area School District is StormReady

4-13-2020 Mukwonago, Wisconsin On February 24, 2020, The National Weather Service designated Mukwonago Area School District StormReady at the monthly school district meeting. StormReady is a designation offered to communities, including school districts, across the...

Fair Skies Consulting Helps Make Wisconsin Schools Safer

In August 2019, Fair Skies Consulting was interviewed by Bob Dohr of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for an article on weather safety for southern Wisconsin schools. The article focused on Muskego Norway School District and how they are being proactive with lightning...

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Started. Are You Ready?

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Started. Are You Ready?

The Atlantic Hurricane Season has officially started, even though Sub Tropical Storm Alberto beat it by a week, when it formed May 25, 2018. So, we are off to an early start. The good news is early season storms are usually weak. We can use them as a good...

Dangerous Hurricane Irma Approaches Florida

IRMA FORECAST TO MAKE LANDFALL AS MAJOR HURRICANE Hurricane Irma devastated Barbuda, St. Maarten, the Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos as the second strongest Atlantic hurricane of record with winds of 185 mph. The forecast path from the National...

Harvey Forecast to Make Landfall as Major Hurricane

MAJOR FORECAST UPDATE As of early morning Friday, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Harvey to a category 2 hurricane with winds of 110 mph. Since last night, the stallite and radar images show Harvey has continued to show better organization and this...

The Weak La Niña of 2016 and 2017

Milwaukee - It is official. We are in La Niña. It just started. And guess what? It looks like it is already ending. Allow me to explain. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) of NOAA monitors water temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean. CPC publishes...

Melting Away in the January Thaw

Milwaukee – Is it warm where you are? If you live in most of the United States and Canada, it probably is. The western United States, western Canada and Alaska are the only locations with below average temperatures on January 18th. After a cold beginning...