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Ed Shimon

Ed Shimon

Ed Shimon
Title: Adjunct Faculty
Dept: General Education
Office: (not available)
Phone: (309) 692-4092
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: eshimon@midstate.edu

Mailing Address

Attn: Ed Shimon
Adjunct Faculty
Midstate College
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614


2019 Fall Term (August 19th, 2019–November 10th, 2019)
Course Section Location Time
MET101: Principles of Weather E Open LMS eLearning

Number of classes: 1


I grew up in Reedsville Wisconsin, where I went to grade school and high school. I attended Univ of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a BS in Meteorology in December of 1990. Upon graduation, I served as an officer in the US Navy due to my ROTC scholarship obligation. I served in the Middle East during the first Gulf War. Upon completion of my service, I moved back to Madison and worked for Weather Central Inc. After a year and a half, I was hired as a meteorologist for the National Weather Service (NWS) in Madison. I have been in the NWS since 1994, working in Madison until April of 1996, in Duluth MN for 9 years and in Lincoln IL since April 2005. I expect to retire from the NWS in about 2037, when my youngest son finishes college.

I am married to my beautiful wife Jenn. We have three young boys, ages 5, 7, and 8 and live in Peoria IL.

I am an avid fan of the Packers and Badgers, as well as the Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers.

I enjoy staying active by training for and competing in triathlon races. I started doing triathlons in 2008, after losing 110 pounds in 7 months on the Jenny Craig program. The highlights of my triathlon years are completing Ironman Wisconsin two times, once in 2010 and again in 2015. (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile marathon)


  • BS in Meteorology, 1990
    University of Wisconsin - Madison

Work Experience

  • National Weather Service (2005–present)
    Senior Meteorologist

    Attained a position as a Senior Forecaster in Lincoln IL. Responsible for all shift operations, including warnings, advisories and forecasts.

  • National Weather Service (2001–2005)
    Science and Operations Officer

    Promoted to SOO in Duluth, to run the science, research and training programs.

  • National Weather Service (1998–2001)
    Journeyman Forecaster

    Promoted to a Journeyman Forecaster in Duluth MN

  • National Weather Service (1994–1998)
    Meteorologist Intern

    Started in Madison WI from 1994 to 1995, then worked in Duluth MN from 1995 to 1998 as an Intern.

  • Weather Central Inc (1993–1994)
    Staff Meteorologist

    Prepared graphics and forecasts for various newspapers and television stations across the United States.

  • US Navy (1990–1993)
    Communications Officer

    Persian Gulf Veteran during first Gulf War