Justin grew up in Oshkosh, WI fearing thunderstorms and severe weather. Justin witnessed the 1996 Oakfield F5 event from the family farm on the south side of Oshkosh. Days later he visited the city of Oakfield seeing the destruction first hand. Justin’s parents - with very vivid recollection - would often talk about the 1974 Oshkosh F4 tornado. The 2001 Oshkosh bookend vortex hit home causing significant damage to the farm where his interest in weather took off. Justin dreamed of a career in Meteorology and attending the University of Wisconsin after high school but when the weather went quiet Justin took his education in a different direction. In July of 2009 fate intervened as Justin
chased his first supercell in Montello, WI bringing him back to weather.
Justin received his Bachelors of Science in Geology from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in 2013 while chasing storms across the upper midwest. Justin founded RogueChaseWI in 2010 and Wisconsin Weather in 2013. He
wrote weather columns for the Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper in 2014. Justin has witnessed historic tornado events such as Rochelle EF4 (2015) and Chetek EF3 (2017), observing 250+ thunderstorms since 2009. Justin still lives in Oshkosh. He loves football, family, and dreaming of the future.