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Jim Madaus

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Meteorologist Jim Madaus has earned the confidence of local television viewers and radio listeners for the last 25 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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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

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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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