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.
The National Weather Service is reporting the burning debris seen in the night sky was likely from a SpaceX rocket booster.
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 Thursday, December 31st.
Mt. Shasta Ski Park announced they will open for the season on Saturday, December 26th at 9 AM.
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.
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.
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 First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19.
The radar on top of Mt. Ashland will be down for about two weeks to complete an important upgrade.
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.
Data is updated nightly.
Data is updated nightly.
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