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Chris Vagasky is a meteorologist and manager of the Wisconsin Environmental Mesonet, a network of weather and soil monitoring stations across Wisconsin. His primary research focus includes lightning and lightning safety. He is a frequent guest of The Weather Channel, The Washington Post, and other media to speak on topics related to lightning, lightning safety, and weather measurements.


  • –present
    Research Program Manager - Wisconet, University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • 2017 
    Mississippi State University , Masters of Science in Applied Meteorology

Professional Memberships

  • American Meteorological Society
  • National Weather Association