Diane Clarke

Diane, a Chicago area native is a degreed Meteorologist and has been with Murray & Trettel,
Inc. since 1994. Diane is a Senior Staff Meteorologist with a specialty in broadcasting and has
more than 37 years of experience in the field of meteorology. Diane is a member of the
American Meteorological Society (AMS), National and Chicago Chapters.

Diane received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautics, Major Meteorology from Parks
College of St. Louis University. Diane’s interest in weather began at a young age with a
fascination with severe weather. Diane’s weather career began in college working as an
assistant to the forecaster at Weather Corporation of America in St. Louis and as a NOAA
Weather Radio Network broadcaster for the National Weather Service in St. Charles, MO. After
graduation she was a forecaster and producer of weather for the 5PM, 6PM & 10PM television
newscasts for WLS-TV, Chicago, IL thru Mesomet, Inc. It was at Mesomet, Inc. where her
broadcast career began. In 1980, Diane moved on to Central Weather Service in Wheeling, IL
where for 7 years, her voice was heard over 50 radio stations nationwide, including Canada. She
also gained experience forecasting for aviation, agriculture, commodities, marine, sports, snow
removal and movie productions. In 1987, Diane joined WGN-Radio, 720AM in Chicago, IL as a
broadcast meteorologist where hear voice was heard across the Midwest as well as the country
on the International Truckers Radio Network.

Diane enjoys working out, listening to music, cooking and quilting in her spare time as well as
bike riding and traveling with her husband.

Weather Command Remote Operations


Continue to call for questions: 847-963-9000 and hit 2 for the On-Duty Forecasters (working remotely). Non-Urgent questions can be emailed to: forecastcenter@weathercommand.com

See updated detailed letter below:



Dear Valued Weather Command® Client,

In this ever changing environment and unprecedented times we find ourselves in due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), we here at Weather Command® have been hard at work ensuring a continuity of our forecasting and warning services that includes continuing consultations with our forecast staff. We are working entirely remotely away from our main Palatine office. 

You should not see any change in the forecast or warning products that we typically issue. While we are working remotely, you can continue to call in to our forecast center at 847-963-9000 and hit 2 to speak with a forecaster. That call will get routed to the Forecasters on duty for that shift. We would advise that this option be reserved for the most critical of forecast or warning questions.

We will also be opening up a new alternate ability of weather questions being directed to our forecast center email address at forecastcenter@weathercommand.com . Questions directed to this email address would be answered as quickly as possible, most likely within 30 minutes of the question being posted. Questions sent here would be for non-critical weather situations.

As a staff, we will (as needed) be increasing the amount of important information that we send out with our Blackboard mass messaging system to help keep everyone informed of important weather information. With our Blackboard messages, hopefully we will answer questions that you might have that and would mitigate the need for a phone or email weather question.

We will also be posting any urgent information on our webpage at www.weathercommand.com . We appreciate all of your patience with us as we transition and maintain this new posture in our operations at this time.

Wishing you all well!


John Boyle

Executive Vice President / Director of Sales and Marketing

Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) 

Weather Command® / Murray and Trettel, Inc.

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