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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

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

Pregame weather live from Ashland with StormWrangler 12

Weather was looking good heading into our Game of the Week.

Despite tree damage, Wednesday's strong storm in Medford determined to be non-severe by NWS

A strong thunderstorm rolled through Medford Wednesday evening toppling some trees and causing some urban flooding. The National Weather Service has determined the winds and hail with this storm did not reach severe criteria based on a storm damage survey.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 20224

Reported Deaths: 339
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah465393
Washington294324
Marion278968
Umatilla216726
Clackamas148438
Malheur73412
Deschutes5678
Lane5523
Jackson4371
Yamhill41312
Lincoln4119
Union3922
Jefferson3413
Morrow3293
Polk30112
Linn26510
Klamath2001
Hood River1780
Wasco1783
Benton1616
Douglas1451
Josephine1102
Columbia900
Coos900
Clatsop830
Crook431
Baker370
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Sherman150
Curry140
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant30
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 541339

Reported Deaths: 10021
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2012004869
Riverside39741770
Orange38711697
San Bernardino34635490
San Diego31127583
Kern21724152
Fresno16625157
Alameda12884206
San Joaquin12119192
Santa Clara11336196
Sacramento10544155
Tulare10334196
Imperial9601240
Stanislaus9408151
Contra Costa8532134
Ventura795379
San Francisco722863
Santa Barbara665268
San Mateo5891120
Marin519978
Monterey512035
Merced485562
Kings445356
Solano395939
Sonoma320842
Madera220836
San Luis Obispo204716
Placer203920
Yolo166042
Santa Cruz12134
Butte10608
Napa10259
Sutter8936
El Dorado7161
San Benito6994
Lassen6330
Yuba5724
Shasta4119
Mendocino36310
Colusa3614
Glenn3523
Nevada3211
Humboldt2804
Tehama2711
Lake2122
Amador1560
Mono1531
Tuolumne1472
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou900
Inyo841
Mariposa602
Plumas340
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
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Hi: 87° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 80°
Brookings
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 76°
Crater Lake
Clear
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Hi: 79° Lo: 50°
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Grants Pass
Clear
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Hi: 85° Lo: 55°
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Klamath Falls
Clear
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Hi: 82° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 75°
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