Innovative Weather trains the next generation of meteorologists while providing weather-related services to the community and business partners throughout southeastern Wisconsin and the Midwest. Led by Dr. Paul Roebber and Mike Westendorf, Innovative Weather gives students hands-on experience in operational meteorology and professional job skills. It provides community and business partners such as the Milwaukee Brewers, We Energies, MMSD, and Summerfest with reliable risk assessment forecasts and services. In addition, Milwaukee radio listeners benefit from accurate and in-depth Innovative Weather forecasts on 89.7 WUWM.
The Innovative Weather mission is three-fold:
- Give advanced UWM students the tools and hands-on meteorological experiences to build the professional skills to positively impact their communities.
- Provide local and regional organizations with high-quality forecast services tailored to their specific needs and objectives.
- Explore and expand the boundaries of weather research by applying innovative research methods to real-world issues.