Dan Pope

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Name: Dan Pope
Date registered: October 30, 2012


Returning to forecast Southern Oregon’s weather, Newswatch 12’s Chief Meteorologist Dan Pope has the experience to forecast the microclimates of changeable weather from the Coast to the Rogue Valley, the Cascades, Northern California and the Klamath Basin. His love of weather started when he was five years old, watching the clouds and storms. By the time he was in the 6th grade he set a goal to be a Television Meteorologist for his career. Dan has followed his dream, career, and then some. He passed the rigorous American Meteorological Society’s “TV Station Scientist” program in 2006, and has become a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. Only four percent of all weathercasters in North America hold this distinction. In fact, no other Television weathercaster in Southern Oregon and Northern California can display the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist “Seal of Approval”. He says, “I eat, drink and sleep weather. It is extremely important for me to present the weather on Newswatch 12’s Newscasts, on our website and multimedia--in an understandable, entertaining and accurate way”. Dan says he and his wife are very lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places in America. He enjoys the abundance of recreation, mountain biking trails, hiking, backpacking, the “Redwoods and Pacific Ocean one tank trips”. But, he especially loves to fish. Any opportunities to throw that fly into the water for a Brook trout or hook a Salmon or Steelhead in the Rogue River (or any of the other rivers in the region) is a good day in Dan’s book. Dan and his wife Diane lived in Medford when Dan was a Chief Meteorologist in years past, and both of them are here again together. They have been married 30 years! And they have three sons, Matt, Steven and Ben.

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  1. Temperatures 5-15 Degrees Above Average — October 21, 2013
  2. Seven Days of Sunny and Mild Weather — October 20, 2013
  3. Clear Moonlit Nights, Sunny Warm Days — October 18, 2013
  4. Freeze Warning Tonight, Sunny Later — October 13, 2013
  5. Fall Weather Is Definitely in the Air — October 6, 2013

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Temperatures 5-15 Degrees Above Average

High pressure over the Western United States is going to be a permanent feature this week over Southern Oregon and Northern California.  Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees above normal until the weekend…when slight cooling is expected…along with some mixed clouds and sun on Sunday.

Seven Days of Sunny and Mild Weather

No big change in the sensible weather for the next seven days.  High pressure will bring cool and clear fall nights, with warm sunny days.  Highs will be 10 degrees or more above average for most of the week.

Clear Moonlit Nights, Sunny Warm Days

High pressure will strengthen over the Pacific Northwest, as a significant storm (with the remnants of Typhoon Wipha) producing a major Gulf of Alaska Storm and deep low pressure in the Central Pacific. Strong low pressure is also entrenched over the Eastern United States, with storms producing snow in Denver and over Kansas and severe … Continue reading »

Freeze Warning Tonight, Sunny Later

A cold and dry northerly flow will bring temperatures to the lowest levels of the fall season.  Freeze warnings have been issued for Jackson and Josephine Counties in Oregon and over Central Siskiyou County (including the Shasta Valley) tonight between 2 AM and 8 AM.

Fall Weather Is Definitely in the Air

High pressure that gave us a nearly perfect, sunshiny weekend (with highs of 80 and 79 on Saturday and Sunday), is moving eastward.  Look for a change to cooler and showery weather the next few days…especially along the Coast, in the Western Rogue and Illinois Valleys, Southern Douglas County and the Cascades.

Sunny Sunday, But Showers Are Lurking

Nice day this Sunday, but some showers will reach the coast and clouds will cover the Western Valleys by Monday…as a splitting storm moves slowly inland.  Eventually, the northern split will loop around and drop south over Southern Oregon and Northern California by later Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing a slight chance for showers in the … Continue reading »

Warm Days and Frosty Nights This Weekend

Chilly weather overnight last night (and again tonight) has caused and will cause again, some areas to see frost and fog in the Western Valleys.  However, with the abundant sunshine expected through Sunday, daytime temperatures will be warming up significantly.  Considering we have been 10 to 15 degrees below normal for the past several days, … Continue reading »

Frost Advisory Tonight, But Sunny & Nice

Morning clouds are quickly evaporating, and sunny cool weather is expected for the remainder of the day.  The average high for today is 77, and the forecast is 64, so most areas are 10 to 15 degrees cooler than average for this time of the year.

Sunny Start, But A Few Showers Tonight

Sunny skies to start the day, but a fast moving storm will graze by the Rogue Valley tonight.  A few showers will develop after sunset, but the biggest impact will be in the Cascades, where temperatures will be cold enough for an inch or two of snow above 4,500 to 5,000 feet.  Some showers will … Continue reading »

Mixed Clouds & Sun with a Few Showers

We have a quiet start to the day today, although overnight skies were partly cloudy, but more clouds have pushed in from the coast and across the Rogue Valley…thus we will have a lot of clouds during the day…and a few showers will fall along the Coast, over the Umpqua Divide and Basin, eastward to … Continue reading »

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