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Jeff Donovan

Jeff Donovan is a Meteorologist for NewsWatch 12.

Title: Meteorologist
jeffersondonovan@kdrv.com

Jeff Donovan joined the Newswatch 12 team as a meteorologist in December of 2018.

Jeff lived in the small town of Brady, Washington his entire life and that is where his passion for weather really took off. Living in a coastal county, Jeff is no stranger to strong winds and driving rains. However, after living through the storm now known as the “Great Coastal Gale” in December of 2007, he decided working with the weather would be a desired career option.

To pursue this dream, Jeff spent his first two years of higher education at Grays Harbor College before transferring to the University of Washington where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Atmospheric Sciences Degree. While at the University of Washington, Jeff had the wonderful opportunity to intern at Seattle news station KOMO, receiving guidance from Steve Pool and Shannon O’Donnell.

KDRV Newswatch 12 is Jeff’s first professional job out of college. He is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work in southern Oregon and for the chance to continue calling the Pacific Northwest home.

When Jeff is not “geeking” out over the latest weather models, you may be able to find him at a local sports venue. In the autumn, you may find Jeff at a local high school taking in a high school football game. In the spring and summer, he will go to any dirt track within driving distance if a race is taking place. If not at a sporting event, Jeff enjoys drives down old country roads or staying at home doing math and physics problems from his old college textbooks.

If you have any questions about the weather, feel free to reach out to Jeff via email or Facebook!

Recent Posts by Jeff Donovan

Air quality alerts & updates for Southern Oregon and Northern California

Wildfire smoke continues to impact parts of our region leading to air quality issues in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Limited growth on Slater and Devil Fires

The Slater and Devil Fires are continuing to burn in Siskiyou and Josephine Counties. Growth remains limited and containment continues to rise.

The Oregon State Marine Board To Begin Sending Out Registration Renewal Notices

Boaters who own a watercraft registered with the Oregon State Marine Board will receive a registration renewal notice shortly.

Josephine Community Library branches offering Take & Make Craft Kits

During the month of November, all four Josephine Community Library branches will be offering Take & Make craft kits for adults.

Yellow air quality advisory for Klamath County

An air quality advisory begins today at noon and lasts until noon tomorrow

Multiple weekend avalanches observed in Siskiyou County

Multiple avalanches occurred over the weekend in the mountains of Siskiyou County.

Sudden storm fells trees, causes damage in Medford

A series of potent storms rolled through the Rogue Valley on Wednesday afternoon and evening, breaking particularly hard over Medford.

Air quality alerts & updates for Southern Oregon and Northern California

Wildfire smoke is pouring into our region leading to air quality issues across Southern Oregon and Northern California.

State officials conduct last snow survey of the year

Newswatch 12 accompanied Shavon Haynes and Jake Johnstone of the Oregon Water Resources Department for the last Snow Survey of the year on Mount Ashland.

Tracking a Stronger Winter Storm for this Weekend

A potent winter storm will likely bring snow to even our lowest elevations and difficult travel conditions through all our area passes this weekend.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 320990

Reported Deaths: 3682
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah52083644
Washington35615280
Marion33366399
Clackamas27185275
Lane24597256
Jackson21336267
Deschutes17215104
Umatilla13006129
Douglas10969202
Linn1083488
Josephine8772173
Yamhill7704101
Klamath666493
Polk642172
Malheur494667
Benton474228
Coos436272
Columbia333539
Jefferson325747
Lincoln283430
Union280938
Wasco248139
Crook220639
Clatsop217526
Tillamook185123
Baker180524
Morrow170721
Curry168617
Hood River165835
Harney88318
Grant8678
Lake7418
Wallowa54012
Gilliam1404
Sherman1333
Wheeler651
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4680552

Reported Deaths: 68599
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles145417226013
Riverside3600584843
San Diego3543914051
San Bernardino3490475540
Orange3162215384
Sacramento1516592138
Santa Clara1411661844
Fresno1373871927
Kern1369321532
Alameda1168001333
San Joaquin983511628
Ventura982921134
Contra Costa96331924
Stanislaus814771256
Tulare74142898
San Mateo52540612
San Francisco52328615
Monterey49733567
Solano44452312
Santa Barbara43353505
Merced39734546
Sonoma39609384
Placer37033367
Imperial34462755
Kings30419293
San Luis Obispo28582318
Madera22042263
Butte21781236
Shasta21374290
Santa Cruz20255214
Yolo19359239
Marin17200242
El Dorado16194130
Sutter13228154
Napa1235295
Yuba937161
Nevada856885
Tehama843786
Humboldt843093
San Benito711470
Mendocino698476
Lassen653027
Tuolumne623393
Lake613592
Amador498859
Glenn407530
Siskiyou406241
Calaveras351170
Del Norte342035
Colusa293918
Inyo168539
Mono15145
Plumas12676
Mariposa102713
Trinity74310
Modoc6278
Sierra1980
Unassigned1370
Alpine1010
Out of CA00
Medford
Cloudy
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Hi: 64° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 62°
Brookings
Cloudy
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Hi: 56° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 55°
Crater Lake
Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 62°
Grants Pass
Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 62°
Klamath Falls
Mostly Cloudy
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Hi: 61° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 66°
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