Attn: Ed Shimon
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614
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 fortunate to be selected to be the last meteorologist intern hired at the National Weather Service (NWS) in Madison before the office closed. I have been in the NWS since 1994, and expect to retire from there in about 2037 when my youngest son finishes college.
I am married to my beautiful wife Jenn. We have three young boys, ages 4, 6, and 7 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, 1990University of Wisconsin - Madison
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