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.

Latest posts

  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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The Worst is Over, Sun to Return Tuesday

A major double punch storm deluged many areas of Southern Oregon over the weekend and early Monday.  Between 6 and 8 inches of rain fell in the Coast Range Mountains, with 4 to 6 inches in Curry County at the Coast and around Coos Bay.  The Cascades recorded 4 to 6 inches of rain as … Continue reading »

Cold Storm Ahead, Snow In Mountains

A weak storm is bringing light showers over the inland Southwest Oregon Valleys, with heavy rain confined to the Coos Coastal Communities and Foothills.  From 3/4′s to 1 and 1/2 inch of rain has fallen since this morning.  Medford has received a paltry .01″, or one “one hundredth” of an inch of rain today. Some … Continue reading »

Nice Start, Several More Storms Coming

More rain will develop this afternoon, with rain tonight and Monday morning…decreasing by afternoon.  Another stronger storm arrives Tuesday and lingers into Wednesday.  Snow levels will drop to 5,000 feet by Wednesday, but no travel trouble is expected on the mountain passes.  Warming up and drying out by the weekend.

Cooler, More Fall-like Showery Weather

A cooler than normal weather forecast will dawn with the work-week, but skies will be going from partly cloudy to mostly sunny through the day. It will feel like fall, considering we had two days over 100 and three days in the upper 90′s in the last five days (before today’s high of 84). A … Continue reading »

Turning Cooler, With Showers This Week

Much cooler with isolated thunderstorms today. A higher chance for rain and thundershowers on Tuesday…with an another storm arriving Friday and into the weekend. Temperatures will be much cooler…with highs mostly in the 70′s and 80′s.

Highs 10 to 15 above Normal, But Sunny

Hot weather stretches from the Sacramento Valley to the Brookings area (where the Chetco Effect took the high up to 92 on Sunday)…and of course the heat was widespread throughout Southwest Oregon, with highs from the low to mid 90′s.  Most locations in the Klamath Basin were in the mid 80′s, while the Cascades were … Continue reading »

Triple Digit Heat Could Make A Return

Highs were 5 to 9 degrees hotter than average this Saturday, with hotter weather on the way.  A Chetco Effect is setting up, that will bring the heat to the Coast Sunday and Monday.  Then the heat will shift inland. It is possible that 100 will be the high on Tuesday and 99 on Wednesday.  … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Maintaining Roses and Deer

MEDFORD, Ore. — If deer are a problem in your yard, you can discourage them by using all different kinds of arraignments…or maybe you can let the deer help you. Take a third of a cup of dish-washing soap, a third of a cup of Tabasco, one beef bouillon cube, three eggs and a cup … Continue reading »

Weather Labors Little, Showers Possible

A very weak front will bring a few showers the coastal sections and possibly around northern Josephine and Douglas Counties.  Jackson County will see some mixed clouds and sunshine, while over the mountains and east of the Cascades, spotty thunderstorms, low humidity and brisk winds will create conditions conducive to fires starts and wildfires. The … Continue reading »

Sunny Sunday, a Little Storm Labor Day

A weak cool front will approach Southern Oregon and Northern California Sunday, but little in the way of clouds will be noted, plus temperatures will cool by 4 to 6 degrees.  Saturday’s high in Medford was 96, and the projected high on Sunday is 89.  There will be some windy conditions east of the Cascades, … Continue reading »

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