Jamie KagolChief Meteorologist

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Jamie joined the NBC 25 and FOX 66 News team in April of 2016 as the Chief Meteorologist. Growing up in Minnesota, Jamie developed a love for weather at a very young age, earning his Weather merit badge on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. Later he received his Bachelor's Degree in Geography from Gustavus Adolphus College and his Master's Degree in Meteorology from Saint Louis University where he specialized in Severe Local Storms and Doppler Radar.

His first television job put him in Mankato, Minnesota at KEYC where he started as the Midday and Weekend Meteorologist, but moved to Chief Meteorologist after six months on the job.

During his seven years in southern Minnesota, he covered everything from subzero temperatures and blizzards to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. His most notable severe weather coverage included two separate devastating tornadoes in August of 2006 that kept him on the air for hours.

New challenges were found in desert and mountain forecasting when Jamie served as the Chief Meteorologist at KIFI in Idaho Falls, ID.

The subtropics of Southwest Florida and the Atlantic Hurricane Basin would be his third step in his meteorological career.

Besides forecasting, he has enjoyed countless opportunities to spend time with students and the public through school visits and organizations such as the Boy Scouts, the Humane Society, the Salvation Army and many others.

Jamie has always loved the climate of the Upper Midwest; its four seasons, its ever-changing weather, its forecasting challenges and the outdoors.

When he is not forecasting for Mid-Michigan,you can find him outdoors enjoying all that the area has to offer and spending time with his two beagles, Abby & Ginger.