Michael Mondia

Mike is a safety and  field services technician for the Environmental Applications Division of Murray and Trettel. Mike is an instructor for tower climbing. Mike’s duties include tower climbing and rescue, onsite CPR and first aid care. Mike attended Triton College for fire science certification and Elgin College to become a licensed paramedic. He also attended College of the Air Force for electronic principles, and cable and antenna tower training.  He is also certified as a fiber optics installer.

Mike worked as a volunteer firefighter with  Stone Park and Carpentersville Fire Departments. While with the fire department, Michael became an EMT and Paramedic. Mike worked for several private ambulance companies and Our Lady of Resurrection Hospital emergency room, spanning 10 years in the medical field before joining the Air Force and changing careers to become a tower climber and instructor. These skills led Mike to his employment for Murray and Trettel. Mike still remains in the Air National Guard unit in Springfield, IL and he has completed two tours in Afghanistan. He has also completing his certification as a CPR and first aid trainer.

Mike is married to Michelle and has a 16 year old son named Joey who is a starting varsity football player in his sophomore year.  Mike loves camping and the outdoors, and is working on continuing his education.

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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