Jim Madaus

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Jim Madaus has earned the confidence of local television viewers and radio listeners for more than 30 years as one of Detroit’s most trusted meteorologists.

Currently, Jim is the chief meteorologist at CBS owned CBS 62, and WKBD-TV. Previously, he enjoyed many years at WXYZ-TV, and was chief meteorologist for stations WJRT-TV in Flint, Michigan, WMTV-TV in Madison, Wisconsin, WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois.

Jim also delivered the weather for many years with the popular morning team of J.J. and Lynne on WCSX radio.

Born and raised in The Great Lakes area, Jim graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Cum Laude from Davenport University in Flint. He then went on to pursue a second degree in Meteorology,  taking the entire core curriculum in Atmospheric Sciences from Mississippi State University.  He recently finished a 2 year study in Technical Writing and received a certificate from the University of California, Riverside.

He is also a full member of the A.M.S., and was awarded the prestigious American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for television.

Jim has received numerous honors and awards, including the Silver Circle Award from the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was voted the “Best Unsung Weathercaster” in Detroit by the Detroit Free Press, and is also the recipient of the “Best Weathercast in Detroit Award” from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

Madaus continues to stay actively involved in the community by visiting area elementary schools as well as community groups.

Jim’s interests include classic rock and electric guitars, classic cars, and anything to do with computers. Jim and his wife, Janet, have two children.

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12 Months Of Madaus: Weather Recap 2014

CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus takes a look at the weather for 2014 here in the Metro Detroit area, from all the snow last winter to the refreshing summer days to the end of the year.

12/18/2014

On day one of Movember with CBS 62/CW50 Detroit Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus poses for a photo with a fresh shave. Jim is observing Movember to raise awareness for men's health. He won't shave his mustache (mo) for the entire month of November. (credit: CBS 62)

Jim Madaus Observes Movember Raising Men’s Health Awareness With CBS Cares Team

CBS 62/CW50 Detroit Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus is observing Movember to raise awareness for men’s health. He won’t shave his moustache (mo) for the entire month of November.

11/03/2014

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Snow On Halloween? Forecasters Say It Might Happen

The weather truly might be frightful on Halloween this year in metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/28/2014

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Don’t Forget An Umbrella, Heavy Rain Expected Tuesday

It’s going to be a wet and windy Tuesday, with thunderstorms and heavy rain expected across southeast Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2014

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Scattered Thunderstorms In The Forecast For Labor Day Weekend

But it’s not all bad news, CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus says…

CBS Detroit–08/29/2014

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Forecast: Prepare For A Stormy, Humid Wednesday

If you’re going to be out and about in metro Detroit on Wednesday, don’t forget to bring an umbrella.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/11/2014

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CBS 62’s Jim Madaus Attends The Second Roush Automotive Collection Open House

CBS 62’s Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus will be stopping by the Roush Automotive Collection’s second Open House event tonight, Thursday, June 13. The open house event, which will take place from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Roush Automotive Collection in Livonia, includes a whole night of fun.

CBS 62–06/13/2013

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Powerful Storm System Moves Across Midwest

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for the overnight hours for some areas of southeast Michigan.

CBS Detroit–06/12/2013

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Detroit Personalities Express Support For Boston Bombing Victims

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, musician Ty Stone and CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus share a common sentiment to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

CBS 62–04/24/2013

DTE crews make repair on line after damaging winds hit the metro Detroit area. (Credit: DTE) FILE

Thousands Without Power After Severe Storms

About 19,000 southeast Michigan homes and businesses remain without power Friday morning after severe thunderstorms rolled through the area Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2013

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Shocking Lightning Show From The CBS 62 Broadcast Tower

CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus captured this stunning series of images from the broadcast tower located at the Southfield studio on 11 Mile around 9:45 p.m.

CBS 62–04/10/2013

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CBS 62 Opening Day Block Party Web Extra

Thousands of fans descended on downtown Detroit for 97.1 The Ticket’s Opening Day Block Party in celebration of the Detroit Tigers home opener vs. the New York Yankees.

CBS 62–04/08/2013

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Tigers Opening Day Forecast: Perfect Weather For A Victory

Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses to Comerica Park on Friday for the Detroit Tigers Home Opener, because you’re definitely going to need them.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2013

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March Madaus: Jim’s Surprising Trick Shot

CBS 62’s Chief Meteorologist Jim “Mad Dog” Madaus hits the hardwood for the “March Madaus” First Forecast commercial shoot and hits a great shot.

CBS 62–03/27/2013

Winter Weather Advisory: Up To 6 Inches Of Snow To Fall On Metro Detroit

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for southern Michigan, in effect at 3 p.m.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2013

Forecast: Significant Snow Coming Thursday

A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect Thursday evening though Friday morning in Metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2013

Spring-Like Temperatures Give Way To Winter Weather

Weather forecasters say the spring-like and record-breaking temperatures that came in Tuesday are ending Wednesday. And the corresponding 30-degree drop will turn rain into snow.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2013

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Severe Storms Move In For Friday, Saturday

What does that mean for football fans? There will potentially be some messy games.

CBS 62–09/07/2012

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Excessive Heat Watch Through Friday

An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued, in effect Tuesday afternoon through Friday evening in Southeast Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2012

Detroit Audubon Society Fights For Migratory Birds’ Safe Passage

CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus talked to Rob Duchene of the Detroit Audubon Society about a problem facing migratory birds.

CBS 62–06/27/2012

Heat Wave Moves Over Metro Detroit

Just ahead of the official start of summer, Metro Detroit is expecting a couple of days with near record-high temperatures.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2012

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Forecast: Severe Storms Possible

According to the National Weather Service, the primary threats will be large hail up to an inch in diameter and winds as strong as 60 miles per hour.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2012

Jim Madaus You Ask We Answer Special

First Forecast Severe Weather TV Special Returns: You Ask, We Answer

First Forecast: You Ask, We Answer is a half-hour special designed to help you prepare for the spring season and learn about severe weather. Chat live with the First Forecast team at CBSDetroit.com during the broadcast.

CBS 62–04/05/2012

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Cold Temps, Wintry Weather Return To Michigan

Cold temperatures and some wintry weather are returning to parts of Michigan following a recent stretch of unseasonably warm weather.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2012

Jordan, 4, can't wait for summer! It's already warm and sunny at his home in Milford. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Hot Enough For You? Weather Is About To Break Records

CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus is calling for temperatures in the low 80s Tuesday and Wednesday, soaring to a projected high of 84 degrees Thursday.

CBS Detroit–03/19/2012

Forecast: Unseasonably Warm All Week!

It’s going to be much warmer than average in Southeast Michigan – for at least the next week.

CBS Detroit–03/14/2012

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It’s A WARM Winter Wednesday!

It feels like spring has sprung in Southeast Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2012

Max from Rochester Hills hates snow! (Family photo)

Winter’s Biggest Storm Headed To Metro Detroit

WWJ-TV Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus said commuters should expect the bad stuff to hit at 7 p.m. Thursday, the tail end of the afternoon commute, and start again in time for the Friday morning commute.

CBS Detroit–02/22/2012

Salters line up and are loaded at Angelo' s Landscape Supply on 8 Mile Road. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Forecast: Snow Overnight, Slick AM Commute

WWJ-TV Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus says that even with the with the little bit of snow we are expecting, it could be a slow-go Thursday morning.

CBS Detroit–01/18/2012

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