Name: Dan Pope
Date registered: October 30, 2012
BiographyReturning 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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