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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: 207106

Reported Deaths: 2757
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah40396614
Washington26812249
Marion23444323
Clackamas18953235
Lane13924164
Jackson11549146
Deschutes1002782
Umatilla860987
Linn562281
Yamhill478679
Klamath477878
Polk400556
Douglas389583
Malheur362063
Josephine361772
Benton326922
Jefferson237139
Coos216737
Columbia192329
Union150124
Wasco144530
Lincoln143421
Crook129223
Hood River121733
Morrow115516
Clatsop10609
Baker102315
Curry72011
Tillamook6604
Grant5517
Lake4688
Harney4339
Wallowa1945
Gilliam811
Sherman701
Wheeler351
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3810808

Reported Deaths: 63373
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles124790924459
Riverside3017994627
San Bernardino2993204850
San Diego2818863771
Orange2731055113
Santa Clara1201922190
Kern1107991404
Sacramento1078721737
Fresno1029711724
Alameda897561277
Ventura816611031
San Joaquin748081440
Contra Costa70770813
Stanislaus635351070
Tulare49802849
Monterey43842432
San Mateo42685581
San Francisco37275556
Santa Barbara34621455
Solano33762266
Merced32315479
Sonoma30957317
Imperial28855741
Placer23604300
Kings23202247
San Luis Obispo21448261
Madera16647245
Santa Cruz16246208
Marin14208230
Yolo14165212
Butte12668195
Shasta12630233
El Dorado10401116
Napa1002880
Sutter9666113
Yuba651251
San Benito610963
Lassen579925
Tehama573563
Nevada493175
Humboldt450849
Mendocino434050
Tuolumne421671
Amador374247
Lake356345
Glenn243327
Siskiyou239837
Colusa228818
Calaveras220856
Del Norte14588
Inyo143438
Mono12984
Plumas7376
Modoc5635
Mariposa4657
Trinity4236
Sierra1170
Alpine890
Unassigned320
Medford
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 75°
Brookings
Partly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 55°
Crater Lake
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 75°
Grants Pass
Partly Cloudy
75° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 75°
Klamath Falls
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 68°
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