John Boyle

John, a Boston, MA native is a degreed meteorologist and has been with Murray and Trettel and Weather Command since October 2014. John’s main focus is on building stronger customer relationships with current and new clients. John is also overseeing product development in the operations division. John is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and holds both the “Seal of Approval” for excellence in radio and television weathercasting. In 2010, John was awarded the AMS “Certified Broadcast Meteorologist” (CBM) designation. John is also a member of the National Weather Association (NWA) and has received their “Seal of Approval” for television weathercasting.

John started his weather career in 1987, first as an intern at WBZ-TV in Boston. He later became an assistant meteorologist and weather producer at the station. Between 1988-1992, John’s voice could be heard across the country while doing radio forecasting for Weather Services Corporation (WSC). While at WSC, John would occasionally forecast the nation’s weather for the USA Today weather page. Other weather positions included weather observing for the National Weather Service and installing weather computers for television stations nationwide for WSI Corporation. On-Air work included stints at WNDS-TV in New Hampshire, WMTW-TV in Portland, ME, WLVI-TV in Boston and WJAR-TV in Providence, RI. John spent nearly 8 years as the weeknight meteorologist at CLTV NEWS in Chicago from 1995-2003. Most recently he has held positions at WIFR-TV in Rockford, IL and WBBM-TV in Chicago as an On-Air meteorologist as well as a weather and traffic producer. John received a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology with a minor in computer science from the University of Lowell in Massachusetts.

John has been a member of the National Ski Patrol for over 30 years. He helps injured skiers and promotes ski safety to the public. John’s other hobby is music. John has been a drummer most of his life and continues to play on the worship team at his church. John spent 13 years as a leader with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and is a two time recipient of the Silver Acorn Award for excellence in leadership and service to the BSA. John maintains his certification for weather observations with the FAA.

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:

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 . 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 . 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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