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Meteorologist

Joe Kopecek is no stranger to Michigan's ever changing weather patterns. You could even say Joe started his career in meteorology at an early age when he became fascinated by thunderstorms and big Michigan snow storms.

Joe moved to WZZM 13 from WILX TV in Lansing, where he was lead meteorologist for 11 years. Prior to WILX, Joe worked for the National Weather Service in Ann Arbor and in Fort Worth, Texas where he did public and aviation forecasting. Joe was also a meteorologist for Air Routing International doing aviation forecasting. Joe is a proud Michigan native. He got his Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology at Central Michigan University and did his graduate work at the University of Michigan.

Joe enjoys speaking to schools and has been a member and spokesman for the Capital Area Humane Society in Lansing. Joe and his wife, Heather, have two daughters and a son, Jordan age 12, Kalie 6, and Joey who just turned 1. Joe and the family live in Lowell.

Watch Joe Kopecek weekdays at 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 and weekends at 6:00 and 11:00.

You can email Joe at joekopecek@wzzm13.com