The Eastern Michigan University (EMU) weather program supports students in the environmental science, earth science, earth science secondary education, and geography programs. Students can start learning about forecasting weather including severe weather to satisfy their general education requirements. Students have used this to explore a career interest in broadcast meteorology or weather forecasting. Students can continue on to more traditional weather survey and climate change courses that serve the earth and environmental science programs. Students can use these degree programs to continue on to a meteorology or climatology graduate program and compete for graduate assistantships that provide paid tuition, fees, and a stipend. Students can also use the general education experience at EMU with proper advising to complete their four-year meteorology degree program elsewhere starting in their Junior year.


Weather and Climate courses offered currently and in the past:

Weather Analysis

Forecasters and weather students analyze various weather maps, radar and satellite images, weather models and more. These are more data dense than viewed on public media such as TV and phone apps. Use the drop down menus to access publicly available weather data used by weather forecasters.

About EMU Weather

Local Weather

Go to the Weatherbug site.

News and Events

Read about the NASA grant to send up weather balloons during the next two total solar eclipses that EMU Professors Kovacs and Pawlowski will participate. Contact them if you are interested in participating.

Catch a glimpse of how meteorologists forecast the weather and how accurate these forecasts are. Take ESSC 101 at EMU to learn much more.

See how waves from the Tonga Volcanic eruption moved through the global atmosphere and briefly lifted fog in Seattle, WA.

EMU Student Observations

See a cool lightning picture from October 2023 in southeast Michigan. This lightning went from cloud-to-air (not to the ground).

See a moon halo from November 5, 2022 in Tecumseh, MI. Halos around moon and sun can predict precipitation within the next 24 hours.