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Mike Augustyniak

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Director of Meteorology Mike Augustyniak was drawn to Minnesota by a love of active weather, and the opportunity to forecast for some of the most weather-savvy television viewers in the country.

Since joining the WCCO team in 2008, he’s also been able to achieve a new personal record for the most cups of coffee consumed in a 10-hour period.

Mike’s interest in weather began at an early age.

“I think my curiosity about the weather was fueled by the fact that, as a little guy, I was absolutely petrified of thunderstorms!”

In time (and with the help of a book called “Hippo Thunder”), Mike outgrew his fear, deciding in eighth grade that he wanted to study meteorology in college.

“The answers I gave on a 40-question ‘interest survey’ were fed into a computer, and the computer returned several careers that I might enjoy,” Mike explained. “‘Meteorologist’ was one of the jobs the computer returned, and right then I knew it was the job for me.”

In college, Mike studied meteorology under several of the world’s leading research scientists at the University at Albany. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science, holds the AMS Television Seal of Approval, and is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

In May of 2008, Mike received his Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science, also from the University at Albany. Findings from his master’s thesis — original research on a local terrain effect called Mohawk-Hudson Convergence — is currently in use to help meteorologists make more accurate forecasts around the region.

In addition to watching him on WCCO, you may have also seen Mike appear with Ellen DeGeneres on her nationally syndicated talk show, on the CBS Evening News, or on CBS This Morning. His work has been recognized with multiple Emmy Awards for broadcast excellence.

In his free time, Mike stays active by going to the gym, biking, rock climbing and playing with his Boston Terrier named Lola. He also enjoys traveling both around the U.S. and around the world. He has traveled extensively in the Caribbean, Spain, Morocco and Australia.

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Lady Caryl

Not all Valentine’s Day gifts come in a heart-shaped box. Sometimes, they can come in a glass. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some romantic cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selection is a creative spin on a classic British drink.

02/14/2014

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Weather Blog: You Are Here

As the title might imply, most meteorologists are interested in way more than the weather. Like meteors; all things space, really. That’s why this new picture from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity caught my attention today.

02/07/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Coco Loco

Not all Valentine’s Day gifts come in a heart-shaped box. Sometimes, they can come in a glass. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some romantic cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens.

02/07/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Harvey Weissbanger

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout January, he’s putting some pep in his morning step with breakfast cocktail recipes from The Freehouse, the brand new brewpub in the North Loop of Minneapolis. This week’s selection offers a funky new spin on an elegant Sunday cocktail.

01/31/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Molly Pitcher Martini

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout January, he’s putting some pep in his morning step with breakfast cocktail recipes from The Freehouse, the brand new brewpub in Minneapolis. This week’s selection introduces you to one of the hottest liqueurs of the last decade: St. Germain.

01/24/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Wake-Up Call

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout January, he’s putting some pep in his morning step with breakfast cocktail recipes from The Freehouse, the brand new brewpub in the North Loop of Minneapolis. This week’s selection features bacon, which who’s going to argue against bacon for brunch?

01/17/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Champagne Lemon Drop

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout January, he’s putting some pep in his morning step with breakfast cocktail recipes from The Freehouse, the brand new brewpub in the North Loop of Minneapolis. This week’s selection puts a spin on a sweet favorite.

01/10/2014

Sip Some Eggnog

Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Holiday Egg Nog

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout December, he’s getting his inspirations from The Strip Club near downtown St. Paul. This week’s selection may be the most wonderful think to imbibe during “the most wonderful time of the year.”

12/27/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Gran Noel

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout December, he’s getting his inspirations from The Strip Club near downtown St. Paul. This week’s selection will warm you up during the coldest months of the year.

12/20/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Rye Hot Toddy

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout December, he’s getting his inspirations from The Strip Club near downtown St. Paul. This week’s selection will warm you up during the coldest months of the year.

12/13/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Holiday Champagne Cocktail

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout December, he’s getting his inspirations from The Strip Club near downtown St. Paul. This week’s selection should have you putting the bubbly on ice post haste.

12/06/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Strawberry-Ginger Mojito

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak is picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. However, for a change of pace this week, Mike thought he would share one of his favorite things to make for himself in recent months. It’s a refreshing, fruity spin on the classic mojito.

11/28/2013

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WCCO Weather Watcher Network Celebrates 1st Birthday

It’s a very happy anniversary on Wednesday for the weather team at WCCO-TV. What started as an idea one year ago turned into a network where our meteorologists get daily updates from our own viewers who have a passion for weather.

11/27/2013

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Parlour’s Hot Maple Buttered Rum

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout November, he’s getting his inspirations from Parlour in downtown Minneapolis. This week’s selection: Hot Maple Buttered Rum, the perfect thing to keep warm during cold winter days.

11/22/2013

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Local Charity Helps Job Seekers Dress For Success

As Billy Crystal’s Saturday Night Live character Fernando Lamas said: It is better to look good than to feel good. That was a joke, obviously, but there’s some truth to the idea that when you look good, you feel good. And the one place that might be most true is during a job interview.

11/15/2013

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