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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

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.

Local photographers capturing stunning photos of rare Comet NEOWISE

Local photographers are taking advantage of clear nights and capturing incredible photos of Comet NEOWISE in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Comet to dazzle our night sky through July

Comet NEOWISE will hopefully be visible through the month of July starting in the early morning then transitioning to the evening by the middle of the month.

National Weather Service develops database to track lightning climatology

The National Weather Service has developed a database to track lightning climatology in our region and across the country.

Fire season to start May 1st in Southwest Oregon

The Oregon Department of Forestry says the southwest district will be going into fire season on Friday, May 1st. Public Use Restrictions will go into effect district wide.

Fire Season officially begins Friday in Jackson and Josephine counties

The Oregon Department of Forestry says the southwest district will be going into fire season on Friday, May 1st. Public Use Restrictions will go into effect district wide.

Weekend ski report with StormWrangler 12

Jeff has your ski and snowboarding report for the weekend

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 42808

Reported Deaths: 664
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah9292163
Marion5929108
Washington583877
Umatilla337645
Clackamas317265
Lane241927
Malheur192738
Jackson17076
Deschutes113613
Yamhill100115
Linn81615
Polk65715
Jefferson6059
Morrow5457
Lincoln51713
Union4682
Benton4456
Klamath4173
Douglas3598
Wasco34816
Hood River2771
Columbia2691
Josephine2693
Coos2510
Clatsop2440
Baker1253
Crook1102
Tillamook700
Curry581
Wallowa462
Lake380
Harney340
Sherman190
Gilliam110
Grant110
Wheeler20
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 914888

Reported Deaths: 17460
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3020777027
Riverside669931303
San Bernardino633671073
Orange589801454
San Diego55210877
Kern33928416
Fresno30969439
Sacramento25601491
Santa Clara24425392
Alameda23471462
San Joaquin21729489
Contra Costa18763242
Stanislaus17714398
Tulare17590288
Ventura14330165
Imperial12967336
San Francisco12189140
Monterey1141990
San Mateo11198159
Santa Barbara9827122
Merced9531155
Sonoma9494136
Kings826483
Solano744576
Marin7096129
Madera503774
Placer420757
San Luis Obispo417432
Yolo321959
Butte309552
Santa Cruz280825
Napa196616
Shasta195431
Sutter186512
San Benito144215
El Dorado13514
Yuba132310
Mendocino113621
Tehama8928
Lassen7661
Lake69816
Glenn6713
Nevada6238
Humboldt56810
Colusa5516
Calaveras34218
Amador33116
Tuolumne2754
Inyo23115
Siskiyou2050
Del Norte1801
Mono1802
Mariposa792
Plumas700
Modoc360
Trinity270
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Medford
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Brookings
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Grants Pass
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