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Matt Hoffman

Matt Hoffman is the chief meteorologist for NewsWatch 12.

Title: Chief Meteorologist
matthoffman@kdrv.com

Matt Hoffman joined the NewsWatch 12 team as Chief Meteorologist back in January 2018.

He grew up in the Twin Cities in Minnesota and graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology in May 2010. Matt has always had a fascination with weather since he was very young. He was watching storms out his window and giving mock forecasts to his parents all the way back in elementary school.

While in college, Matt interned at TV stations in Des Moines and Minneapolis. After college, he started his career as a meteorologist in Eau Claire, WI then moved across the state to Green Bay in 2015. Also, in 2015, he was proud to receive the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society.

Matt now calls the Rogue Valley home and has fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest and Southern Oregon. He loves the challenge of forecasting the different climates and interesting weather that we have here in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

When he isn’t watching the sky and the latest forecast models to help you plan your day, you can find him out exploring everything our area has to offer. Matt enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, camping and getting out on his paddle board in the summer then heading up in the mountains for some skiing in the winter. He loves to travel. Matt is also a big fan of food. He loves to bake, sample Oregon’s best craft beers and visit local wineries. You’ll also likely see him on the weekend at a local brunch hot spot. He’d love to hear about cool places to explore in Southern Oregon and Northern California and of course great places to eat too.

You can catch Matt on our weekday evening newscasts on NewsWatch 12 at 4, 5, 6 & 11.

Feel free to share weather photos or ask weather questions with Matt. Connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.

Recent Posts by Matt Hoffman

19th annual Snow Ball goes virtual to benefit the Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Friends of the Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center has taken their 19th annual Snow Ball virtual this year.

Warner Canyon Ski Area will open on Thursday

Warner Canyon Ski Area will open Thursday, December 31st.

Mt. Shasta Ski Park will open Saturday, December 26th

Mt. Shasta Ski Park announced they will open for the season on Saturday, December 26th at 9 AM.

Mt. Ashland opens for the season Friday

Mt. Ashland Ski Area will open for the 2020-2021 season Friday, December 18th. Opening day will be only open to season pass holders with the ski area opening to the general public on Saturday.

'Great Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn will be the closest in nearly 800 years

The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the evening of the winter solstice will be the closest visible alignment of those two planets in nearly 800 years.

Gov. Kate Brown to announce new measures to battle state COVID-19 spike

Governor Kate Brown will hold a press conference Friday to announce new measures to address Oregon's alarming spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

President Trump says he and the First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19

President Trump says he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19.

Mt. Ashland Doppler radar taken offline for two week upgrade project

The radar on top of Mt. Ashland will be down for about two weeks to complete an important upgrade.

Powerful 7.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Alaska, triggers tsunami warnings

A powerful 7.8 M earthquake has struck off the coast of Alaska Tuesday night. Tsunami warnings were issued for parts of the Alaska coast, but the Oregon and Washington coasts have been cleared from a tsunami threat.

Klamath County Museum hosting Saturday night comet viewings across Klamath County

The Klamath County Museum will be hosting several gatherings in Klamath County to view comet NEOWISE on Saturday, July 18th starting at 9:30 PM.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 133851

Reported Deaths: 1803
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah28467459
Washington18734171
Marion16247239
Clackamas11698138
Lane8353109
Jackson693085
Umatilla679368
Deschutes499936
Yamhill319045
Malheur313552
Linn311646
Polk245540
Klamath242838
Josephine174333
Benton170514
Jefferson170525
Douglas168743
Union111416
Wasco108123
Columbia104918
Lincoln99617
Hood River95421
Coos93815
Morrow93810
Clatsop6865
Crook62110
Baker5685
Tillamook3652
Curry3245
Lake2305
Grant2131
Harney1754
Wallowa963
Gilliam511
Sherman470
Wheeler201
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3055568

Reported Deaths: 34441
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103280614122
San Bernardino2561091560
Riverside2504362645
San Diego2168352109
Orange2148082477
Santa Clara943661109
Kern86718565
Fresno82485968
Sacramento806781111
Alameda67952765
Ventura62101436
San Joaquin58290786
Contra Costa52965450
Stanislaus42882758
Tulare41867506
Monterey36126255
San Mateo32596309
San Francisco29321262
Solano25806106
Imperial25317465
Santa Barbara25083236
Merced24452308
Sonoma24068240
Kings19435145
Placer17380180
San Luis Obispo15929136
Madera13443151
Santa Cruz12298113
Marin11693157
Yolo10620131
Shasta9776122
Butte9474123
El Dorado782644
Sutter775478
Napa760140
Lassen519516
San Benito496343
Yuba495127
Tehama397142
Tuolumne338240
Nevada320673
Mendocino311432
Amador301631
Lake261230
Humboldt239324
Glenn193519
Colusa17339
Calaveras161723
Siskiyou144613
Mono11214
Inyo97429
Del Norte8662
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3024
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 39°
Brookings
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 56°
Medford
Partly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 39°
Medford
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 39°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
35° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 35°
Dry and mild Wednesday
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