Joshua Eckl

Joshua Eckl

Weekend Meteorologist

Joshua Eckl is the weekend meteorologist for KEYC. Joshua was born and raised in South Saint Paul, MN, and says he knows just how the climate and weather can be in Minnesota. Joshua studied atmospheric science (meteorology) at the University of North Dakota. During his time in North Dakota, he had two internships, one with Atmospheric Resource Board of North Dakota forecasting severe weather and another with Praedictix Weather in the Twin Cities, where he got his first taste of the green screen.

Joshua Eckl joined the KEYC team in June 2018. Fear is what started Joshua out on his love for weather. As a young child he was terrified of severe weather and in order to cope with his fear, his parents placed him in front of the television and relay updates as they came in. Now, Joshua will chase severe weather when the opportunity presents itself.

• What are your hobbies?

Storm chasing, time-lapse photography, golfing, spending time outdoors, and as of recently rock climbing.

• If you could spend a week anywhere where would you go?

Fuji is what you would think but I would honestly want to spend a week out in the southern plains during the spring chasing weather. Or just place me somewhere with little to no light pollution so that I may shoot some night time-lapses.

• What's your favorite sport to watch?

Toss up between football, hockey, and golf.

• What's your favorite season?

Summer when dew points are in the 70s and we get that tropical feeling.


  • University of North Dakota

Recent Articles by Joshua

  KEYC News Now Weather Forecast

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Severe thunderstorms

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Alerts and Warnings

Seasonal lag

Winter solstice begins today

Winter Solstice to produce rare Christmas Star

Meteorological vs Astronomical Seasons

La Niña and what it means for Minnesota’s winter

October’s Monthly Weather Recap

  Should weather advisories go away?

Derecho weather event Monday August 10th, 2020

  NWS confirms tornado West of North Mankato in weekend storm

  Why you feel ‘sticky’ when it’s hot and humid

KEYC Weather Now Forecast

National Lightning Safety Awareness week, June 21st to June 27th

Upper level ridge and our hot temperatures

Severe Weather Threat Today, May 26, 2020

Where do rainfall and precipitation reports come from?

  May 4th, 2020 marks the 13 anniversary of the Greensburg, KS tornado

  Another round of severe weather expected across the Central Plains today, May 4th

  The difference between a Shelf Cloud and a Wall Cloud

SKYWARN Training postponed but weather observers still needed

Meteorological spring versus astronomical spring

  Meteorologist explains how data is collected for use by aviation agencies, weather reporters

  Sculptors prepare for SnowDazzle on the Plaza

  Authorities respond to crash involving school bus, UPS truck

Another round of freezing rain possible overnight

First full moon of the new decade.

Deep South braces for another round of winter severe weather

  Dixie Alley Severe Weather December 16th, 2019