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How We Got Started: Mike Augustyniak

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s that time of year when lots of people are graduating from high school or college and moving on to their next adventure.

In fact, the University of Minnesota’s commencement ceremonies are coming up this weekend. For some people, deciding what they want to do next is easy. For others not so much.

So this week we decided we wanted to share with you how we ended up doing what we’re doing. Today we’re starting with Mike Augustyniak, our director of meteorology.

Augustyniak said he wanted to get involved with weather for a living after the blizzard of 1993, which dropped about two feet of snow on the northeastern United States. He said he also had an interest in radio and had aspirations of becoming a disc jockey, and his local talk radio station covered that storm through its entirety.

Being a forecaster on television has brought both worlds together for him as he now tracks summer severe weather and winter blizzards in Minnesota’s crazy weather climate.

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