John Zeigler is the 27 Storm Track weather team’s chief meteorologist and forecasts for 27 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
“I came to Madison from Charlotte, North Carolina, where I was the Chief Meteorologist at FOX 46. During my time in Charlotte I covered many hurricanes and even hurricane Irma as it hit the Carolina’s in 2017. Before Charlotte, I was in Springfield, Missouri, where I did the morning news at KOLR10 for three years. At KOLR10 my dog Griffey was named the “weather dog” and he was live on our show once a week. Griffey also appeared on the green screen where he helped me do the forecast! Needless to say, my dog was more famous than me! In Springfield I also found myself in the heart of tornado country and covered countless tornado outbreaks.
“My career started back in Duluth, Minnesota, where I was again a morning meteorologist. When I was in Duluth I learned so much about forecasting snow and the cold. During my first year on air they received 136 inches in one year. Now this might be hard to believe but I LOVE WINTER, the more snow the better. I attended St. Cloud State University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.
“I am happily married to my wife Nicole and we have two beautiful kids Zoey and Asher. You can imagine most of my time is spent playing with them, but when I’m not with my family I LOVE TO FISH. I will most likely be out on a lake at least once a week trying to find where the crappie are hiding. I also love to eat. So much so that it might be a problem. I love burgers and cheese curds and anything fried. If you know of a good fishing spot or a great place to eat you need to let me know! We are so happy to be back in the upper Midwest. I love the people, food and I love the weather here!”