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.

Credit: Bobby Alcott

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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