“Being a meteorologist is a job that is always exciting with many challenges everyday. I am lucky to have a job I love, in the place I want to live.”
Jonathan joined the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS weather team in August of 2011. He has been in the weather business for almost 30 years and has worked as a Meteorologist at KAAL in Austin/Rochester, KEYC in Mankato, KCRA in Sacramento and KARE in the Twin Cities.
Jonathan grew up in Edina and graduated from Edina High School. He went to the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and studied meteorology and aviation.
Jonathan’s fascination with weather started at age 7. While visiting cousins in Omaha, a tornado passed near their neighborhood. When he got back home to the Twin Cities, he started learning everything he could about tornadoes and Minnesota weather. Throughout his career, he has chased tornadoes from Minnesota to Texas.
Jonathan has 2 kids: Max (22) and Maggie (19) and a cattle dog mix named Cornbread Face.
He has run 25 marathons and has his pilot’s license. He was an Edina Police Reserve Officer for 5 years and has trained numerous police and fire departments on how to respond in severe weather situations.