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Chris Vagasky

Wisconet Manager

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences | Wisconet

Hometown: Macomb, MI

Chris Vagasky is the manager of the Wisconsin Environmental Mesonet (Wisconet), a network of weather and soil monitoring stations across the state of Wisconsin, and a member of the National Lightning Safety Council. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in operational meteorology and a master’s degree in applied meteorology, both from Mississippi State University. He is an active member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. In addition to developing Wisconet, Chris also conducts research with lightning data – including its use in safety applications and lightning in volcanic eruptions. He also helps cities, businesses, and other organizations improve their weather communication and preparedness.


Measuring Wisconsin's Weather

Wisconsin is no stranger to wild weather – in any given year, we see extreme heat and cold, flooding, tornadoes, and blizzards. To improve weather forecasts and protect lives and property, it is important to accurately measure the current weather. Learn more about Wisconsin’s newest weather measurement network, Wisconet.

Lightning and Lightning Safety

Where does lightning come from and how can you stay safe from it? Get the scoop on the most electrifying phenomenon on the planet and learn ways to keep you, your family, and your property safe from the storm.

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