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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Dan’s Garden: Keeping Color All Year

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – There’s color all year round, even though gardens don’t always grow year round, and you can keep that color in your garden even in the dead of winter. OSU Master Gardener Mary Foster says one way she keeps color in the garden is by using different kinds of colorful art – … Continue reading »

Seasonal Temperatures & Mixed Sun/Clouds

Several weak weather systems will brush by the Coastline in the next day or two.  Some drizzle or light showers will develop, especially on Thursday…but all will be light.  Some showers may extend inland into the Rogue Valley, but would be only enough to “mess up a good car wash”.

Quiet Weather for Inland Areas

Quiet and pleasant weather is forecast for Tuesday, but temperatures will warm by 4 to 6 degrees.  It will stay seasonally warm on Wednesday and Thursday, before cooling several degrees by Saturday.  Skies will turn partly cloudy.  By the weekend, Saturday looks partly cloudy, but Sunday and Labor Day are trending wetter and cooler on … Continue reading »

Half and Half Weekend Coming Up

A quiet night ahead, with mostly green air quality.  Smoke will build and settle near burning fires, so levels of PM (Particulate Matter) will be higher, closer in proximity to these conflagrations.  Mostly clear tonight, the partly cloudy on Saturday. Mostly green air quality, with some moderate or locally higher readings closer to the fires. … Continue reading »

Partly Cloudy Seasonal; Weekend Change?

Large rumbling thunderstorms strolled through the Rogue Valley this morning, with reports of up to a third of an inch of rain in seven minutes in Wonder and one half inch in 15 minutes north of Cave Junction. Some rain fell on the large fire complexes’, but the winner was the Whiskey Fire Complex, where … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms, Lightning & A little Rain

Lightning has started new fires in the upper Applegate region…with around 125 lightning strikes in a 30 minute period about 7:30 pm.  More numerous showers and thunderstorms will progress over Southern Oregon and Northern California Thursday…as the main part of the storm system drifts northeast into the area. Friday and Saturday will be cooler, still … Continue reading »

Temperatures Turn Hot Next Week

A weak front passed over Southern Oregon, but no precipitation, dry lightning or significant wind was reported.  Over the next couple of days, the reasonably good air quality will likely become more concentrated with smoke from area fires. Temperatures will turn hot Sunday and Monday…reaching the upper 90′s…with lots of hazy or “smoky” sunshine.  A … Continue reading »

Slight Inc. in Smoke and a Tad Cooler

A weak front will bring drizzle and a few rain drops to the Coastline, but as it moves inland, a wind shift will bring smoke from the Big Windy Fire Complex, the Douglas Complex, The Labrador Complex and other smaller fires burning…back into the Rogue Valley.  Grants Pass and Cave Junction have seen good air … Continue reading »

Another Day of T-Storms, Then Sun/Smoke

A thunderstorm rolled up the Eastern and Southern part of the Rogue Valley, depositing marble sized hail in Phoenix, pea sized hail in Medford…and heavy rain as far north as White City.  Numerous showers and thunderstorms covered the northern and western areas of southern Oregon.

T-Storms Becoming More Widespread Friday

A slow moving storm is bringing showers and thunderstorms over Northern California and Southern Oregon.  Because it is creeping north northeast, the chance for increasing storms is highest on Friday and will remain high on Saturday.  Some storms will have heavy rain, frequent lightning, hail and gusty winds.  Dry lighting is likely outside of where … Continue reading »

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