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!
The Slater and Devil Fires are continuing to burn in Siskiyou and Josephine Counties. Growth remains limited and containment continues to rise.
Boaters who own a watercraft registered with the Oregon State Marine Board will receive a registration renewal notice shortly.
During the month of November, all four Josephine Community Library branches will be offering Take & Make craft kits for adults.
An air quality advisory begins today at noon and lasts until noon tomorrow
Multiple avalanches occurred over the weekend in the mountains of Siskiyou County.
A series of potent storms rolled through the Rogue Valley on Wednesday afternoon and evening, breaking particularly hard over Medford.
Wildfire smoke is pouring into our region leading to air quality issues across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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.
A potent winter storm will likely bring snow to even our lowest elevations and difficult travel conditions through all our area passes this weekend.
Snow showers will linger Monday with poor travel weather expected, mainly in our higher elevations.
Data is updated nightly.
Data is updated nightly.
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