Mike Modrick

Chief Meteorologist

POSTED: 09:35 AM MDT Aug 06, 2014    UPDATED: 05:24 PM MST Dec 09, 2014 

Mike Modrick was fascinated by weather and science even as a young boy. Then in college, after exploring degrees in computer science, then communications, one class in Meteorology 101 changed his life. That early fascination turned into a career; and in 1981 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology, with a double major in speech, from Iowa State University.

Mike moved to Rapid City and began working at KOTA as chief meteorologist in 1987. He brings years of experience from TV stations such as WRAL in Raleigh, N.C., WWL in New Orleans and WRC in Washington, D.C.

Mike and his lovely wife Lisa have traveled the world, having escorted tour groups from Rapid City for 20 years when Lisa Modrick was president of Modrick's Travel. But they always click their heels three times and come back to Rapid City, which is home.

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