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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

Hot summer is melting glaciers on Mt. Shasta, sending debris and mud flows down the mountain

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.

Massive magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes near Alaska, prompts tsunami alerts

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 try to help bear cub discovered alone in the Bootleg Fire burn area

Firefighters attempted to help a bear cub found in the Bootleg Fire burn scar over the weekend.

Highway 97 opens up again after closure due to wildfires

Highway 97 is back open in Siskiyou County after being closed due to the Lava and Tennant Fires.

Juniper Fire in northern Modoc County spreading smoke into Lake County

Crews are responding to the growing Juniper Fire in northern Modoc County that began Monday afternoon.

Jack Fire burning in Douglas County

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.

Beswick Fire now 118 acres and 60 percent contained

According to CAL FIRE, the Beswick Fire is now 118 acres and 60% contained.

OHA suspends capacity limits at swimming pools, movie theaters and shopping malls

The impending heat wave has lead OHA to immediately suspend capacity limits at swimming pools, movie theaters and shopping malls.

National Weather Service has first Wildfire Awareness Week

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.

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.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 309841

Reported Deaths: 3569
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah50840642
Washington34683272
Marion32181388
Clackamas26315270
Lane23632246
Jackson20753255
Deschutes16401100
Umatilla12552125
Douglas10599185
Linn1030285
Josephine8536163
Yamhill737299
Klamath637891
Polk617770
Malheur475867
Benton454027
Coos406469
Columbia320237
Jefferson310446
Lincoln272829
Union266036
Wasco236739
Crook212137
Clatsop210225
Tillamook179623
Baker171920
Morrow166621
Curry166317
Hood River161635
Harney77115
Grant7538
Lake6608
Wallowa50111
Gilliam1364
Sherman1283
Wheeler651
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4620663

Reported Deaths: 67781
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles144072125799
Riverside3561924786
San Diego3481004002
San Bernardino3456445474
Orange3135295344
Sacramento1494582070
Santa Clara1398391835
Fresno1347291868
Kern1343971515
Alameda1155381318
Ventura972861115
San Joaquin965701608
Contra Costa95152917
Stanislaus800341229
Tulare72268894
San Mateo51984607
San Francisco51582605
Monterey49321562
Solano43887312
Santa Barbara42872497
Sonoma39192376
Merced38977532
Placer36118358
Imperial34105753
Kings29822280
San Luis Obispo28136310
Madera21520258
Butte20994230
Shasta20308276
Santa Cruz20066211
Yolo19040239
Marin17020242
El Dorado15864127
Sutter12955152
Napa1219395
Yuba915461
Nevada839485
Humboldt819084
Tehama810983
San Benito706167
Mendocino676471
Lassen634127
Tuolumne605593
Lake596487
Amador486658
Glenn394630
Siskiyou383241
Calaveras334566
Del Norte330134
Colusa289718
Inyo164939
Mono14625
Plumas12076
Mariposa96712
Trinity70510
Modoc6278
Sierra1980
Unassigned1170
Alpine990
Out of CA00
Medford
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Hi: 67° Lo: 54°
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Brookings
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Crater Lake
Cloudy
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Hi: 46° Lo: 33°
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Grants Pass
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Klamath Falls
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