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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

Burning debris seen streaking under the night sky in Southern Oregon

The National Weather Service is reporting the burning debris seen in the night sky was likely from a SpaceX rocket booster.

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.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 175121

Reported Deaths: 2460
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah34937568
Washington23491229
Marion20195299
Clackamas15386204
Lane11591144
Jackson9923127
Umatilla796883
Deschutes712972
Linn416063
Yamhill410175
Klamath349059
Polk344252
Malheur342858
Josephine306362
Douglas304765
Benton273218
Jefferson207032
Coos197531
Columbia154526
Union141624
Lincoln130220
Wasco129128
Hood River112529
Morrow107915
Clatsop8958
Crook88019
Baker85814
Curry5959
Tillamook5813
Lake4137
Grant4124
Harney3066
Wallowa1575
Sherman570
Gilliam561
Wheeler251
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3718210

Reported Deaths: 61038
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles122899723653
Riverside2972154525
San Bernardino2947794555
San Diego2749603674
Orange2689624896
Santa Clara1170812013
Kern1078591322
Sacramento1011721646
Fresno1005621646
Alameda853671477
Ventura802301000
San Joaquin714311334
Contra Costa67019782
Stanislaus603831028
Tulare49383829
Monterey43267357
San Mateo41157560
San Francisco36032523
Santa Barbara33896446
Solano31875239
Merced31196452
Sonoma29696311
Imperial27987719
Kings22774245
Placer21751283
San Luis Obispo20917256
Madera16260239
Santa Cruz15571204
Marin13861226
Yolo13580200
Shasta11677217
Butte11573196
El Dorado9719109
Napa966679
Sutter9268109
Yuba609844
San Benito598663
Lassen566924
Tehama543056
Nevada445775
Tuolumne406664
Mendocino398747
Amador362551
Humboldt358737
Lake340943
Glenn235725
Colusa219816
Calaveras205551
Siskiyou194021
Inyo141738
Del Norte12747
Mono12734
Plumas6906
Modoc4884
Mariposa4247
Trinity3985
Sierra1100
Alpine880
Unassigned610
Medford
Partly Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 65°
Brookings
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 42°
Medford
Partly Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 65°
Medford
Partly Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 65°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
61° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 61°
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