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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

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.

Snow & Treacherous Travel to Likely Impact Southern Oregon & Northern California

Snow showers will linger Monday with poor travel weather expected, mainly in our higher elevations.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 139355

Reported Deaths: 1904
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah29403466
Washington19370183
Marion16840250
Clackamas12186142
Lane8850113
Jackson723497
Umatilla702874
Deschutes528341
Yamhill333851
Linn322950
Malheur321755
Polk259940
Klamath256848
Josephine186836
Benton184614
Douglas180547
Jefferson173925
Union115817
Wasco112723
Columbia108218
Lincoln104417
Coos102116
Hood River99423
Morrow96810
Clatsop7185
Crook66914
Baker5835
Tillamook3732
Curry3275
Lake2605
Grant2171
Harney1906
Wallowa1003
Gilliam531
Sherman480
Wheeler201
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3235045

Reported Deaths: 38268
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles108548815614
San Bernardino2685421719
Riverside2668492970
Orange2391752768
San Diego2300662421
Santa Clara991741278
Kern91119591
Fresno863361084
Sacramento846531194
Alameda71298906
Ventura67066546
San Joaquin60545844
Contra Costa55593492
Stanislaus49500803
Tulare43574542
Monterey38434261
San Mateo34510356
San Francisco30734293
Santa Barbara27149267
Solano27141118
Imperial25745510
Merced25743332
Sonoma25160251
Kings20223161
Placer18034188
San Luis Obispo17151161
Madera14068175
Santa Cruz13088136
Marin12067166
Yolo11276146
Shasta10144132
Butte9865136
El Dorado824566
Sutter812984
Napa807050
Lassen530916
San Benito523851
Yuba522730
Tehama456446
Tuolumne351241
Nevada339473
Mendocino332236
Amador307433
Lake272932
Humboldt265227
Glenn202822
Colusa19079
Calaveras171323
Siskiyou150413
Mono11454
Inyo105329
Del Norte8783
Plumas6185
Modoc3924
Mariposa3575
Trinity3065
Sierra950
Alpine740
Unassigned00
Medford
Partly Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 44°
Brookings
Cloudy
42° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 34°
Medford
Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 28° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: 44°
Medford
Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 44°
Klamath Falls
Mostly Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 27°
Rain and snow continue for Wednesday
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