Bright, sunny faces were seen at Halmstad Elementary’s Weather Academy

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The Stormtracker 18 Weather team hosted its third Weather Academy of the school year at Halmstad Elementary in Chippewa Falls on February 27th.

Meteorologists Nick Grunseth, Matt Schaefer, and Justin Esterly visited the school to share their knowledge of weather and show some cool experiments. An assembly was held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium for all grades. From 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., an open house was held, where students, siblings, parents, grandparents, and other loved ones could enjoy a close-up view of activities. One special activity included participation in the weather “live shots” during the Live at 5 newscast on WQOW News 18.

Students and staff said they enjoyed Weather Academy and hope it returns soon! For more information about hosting a Weather Academy at your child’s school, contact Nick Grunseth (ngrunseth@wqow.com).

Nick Grunseth

Nick Grunseth

Nick Grunseth first joined WQOW News 18 in September 2007. He was the weekend meteorologist and a weekday reporter for two years before becoming the Daybreak meteorologist at sister station WXOW in La Crosse. In January 2012, Nick returned to Eau Claire as the Daybreak meteorologist. He was promoted to chief meteorologist in August 2013, but still wakes up early to give the Chippewa Valley its forecast.

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