Jared Piepenburg

Jared Piepenburg


Jared Piepenburg is a central Minnesota native. Born and raised in Litchfield; he’s excited to be back and to forecast for the area and region he knows and loves. 

Jared graduated from St. Cloud State with a degree in meteorology. He started his career as a TV meteorologist at KX News in Bismarck, North Dakota, in 2010. In 2015, he then moved on to Fargo, where he stayed for eight years at WDAY. One of his favorite memories from working in the past is his time on the anchor desk with the Legendary Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell). Will Ferrell was traveling and promoting "Anchorman 2." Ferrell wound up anchoring a live newscast at KX News in Bismarck where Jared covered the weather. 

Jared spends most of his time away from work with his wife and son. They also have two dogs and a cat, which leads to minimal dull moments at home. They love the outdoors and checking in on local events in the area. They enjoy boating and fishing both on Minnesota lakes and Lake Sakakawea in western North Dakota. 

Jared is an avid bass fisherman. He enjoys finding new lakes and learning how to fish them. He enjoys making his own lures as well. In the winter, he fishes for northern pike. He loves sitting with friends and family waiting for tip-up flags to fly or waiting in the dark house for pike to come into the decoy. The weather influences fishing patterns and wind always plays a big factor. He loves to talk fishing within his forecast.

The latest from Jared Piepenburg

Rainfall totals from our Independence Day

Rain interrupted a large area of Minnesota for the Fourth of July. Most of the Metro had steady rain through the afternoon with the break from the wet weather occurring just in time for some evening grilling and firework displays. 

Minnesota weather: The wet weather continues

The heavy rain along with the frequency of our recent rain has been quite the talk around the water cooler. Especially in comparison to the last few summers, which in general, have been drier. Our forecast to finish out this week will lead to some areas picking up another 1 to 3 inches of new rainfall with locally higher amounts up to 3 to 5 inches plus.