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.
Lack of snowpack from last winter and the heat this summer is causing the glaciers on Mt. Shasta to melt, creating several debris flows on the mountain that have blocked trails and roads in the area.
A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck Wednesday night off the coast of Alaska. Tsunami alerts were initially issued for Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands. However, the tsunami threat has passed and all alerts have been canceled.
Firefighters attempted to help a bear cub found in the Bootleg Fire burn scar over the weekend.
Highway 97 is back open in Siskiyou County after being closed due to the Lava and Tennant Fires.
Crews are responding to the growing Juniper Fire in northern Modoc County that began Monday afternoon.
The Jack Fire started Monday afternoon east of Steamboat in Douglas County and is 800 acres. Crews are responding to the fire. A stretch of Highway 138 is closed in the area due to the wildfire.
According to CAL FIRE, the Beswick Fire is now 118 acres and 60% contained.
The impending heat wave has lead OHA to immediately suspend capacity limits at swimming pools, movie theaters and shopping malls.
The Medford National Weather Service office is having its first Wildfire Awareness Week from May 24th to May 28th. The campaign is an effort to help people of Southern Oregon and Northern California prepare for fire season.
The National Weather Service is reporting the burning debris seen in the night sky was likely from a SpaceX rocket booster.
Data is updated nightly.
Data is updated nightly.
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