Matt Brewer

Matt Brewer

Matt was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up just across the river in Vancouver, Washington. Ever since he was little, he has been fascinated with all kinds of weather, but most especially snowstorms. He got his undergraduate degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Utah and at the same time he did an internship at KUTV in Salt Lake City. Though he had interest in Broadcast Meteorology, he decided to pursue graduate work at the University of Washington first. After completing his PhD, he took at job as a research scientist at the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory Field Research Division here in Idaho Falls. He worked there for two years and worked to improve the simulation of surface-air energy transfer in weather models. He is now extremely happy to be a part of Local News 8 as a meteorologist!

While in school, Matt started a family. He is married to his best friend Jeralyn and he now has 5 children. A particularly eventful period of his life was when he had twins while in graduate school. Though he took a bit longer to finish his graduate work than he hoped, he is very grateful for how things worked out. Aside from spending time with his wife and children, which is his favorite past-time, Matt is an avid Utah Jazz fan, and BYU and UofU football fan (yes...this is possible!). He also loves to golf (regular or frisbee), read a good fantasy novel and try out all the local Mexican restaurants.

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  • Sunshine Through Tomorrow

    Sunshine Through Tomorrow

    We'll enjoy lots of sunshine today, with highs slightly below average today. Some clouds will move in tomorrow ahead of a cold front that will slide in for early Wednesday morning. Some snow is possible and it could impact Wednesday morning's commute.

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  • AM Weather Update Mar 8th
  • AM Weather Update Mar 7th
  • Rain and Snow Showers With Breezy Winds

    Rain and Snow Showers With Breezy Winds

    We'll see off and on showers of primarily rain for the valleys and snow for the higher elevations today. Tonight and into tomorrow, a cold front will set up across the region and give the I-15 corridor a chance for snowfall. Anywhere from a dusting to 4 inches is possible from Burley through Pocatello and up to Rexburg. Colder temps are expected for the weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update Mar 6th
  • Rain and Snow Showers

    Rain and Snow Showers

    A storm is moving in from the southwest for today, bringing with it some very mild air. So I expect primarily rain showers for the Snake Plain and snow for the mountains today. Tomorrow we'll still see a few showers around, but likely with some sunshine too. Then a cold front moves in for Friday, bringing another round of rain/snow and colder temperatures into the weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update Mar 5th
  • Warming Up But Rain/Snow For Tomorrow

    Warming Up But Rain/Snow For Tomorrow

    We'll see one more day of sunshine, after which a storm will move in tonight and we'll see active weather through Friday. Temperatures will be much warmer today however, with highs about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. At this point, the weekened looks relatively calm.

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  • AM Weather Update Mar 4th
  • Cold and Sunny

    Cold and Sunny

    We'll enjoy lots of sunshine today, but with cold temperatures. We'll be about 10-15 degrees below average today. We'll warm about 5 degrees tomorrow with partly/mostly cloudy skies, then rain and snow move in for the rest of the week.

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  • Calmer and Sunnier Weather Today

    Calmer and Sunnier Weather Today

    Our weather will finally calm down today, with only a small chance for some showers later on this afternoon/evening. Temps will be about 5-10 degrees colder than yesterday though, and we'll continue to cool off into the weekend. Sunshine will prevail through Tuesday of next week, until another moist system moves in from the southwest.

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  • One More Day of Rain/Snow

    One More Day of Rain/Snow

    We've got one more front to pass through for today, after which we'll see colder conditions as we head into Friday and this weekend. Just a few isolated snow showers for this weekend with highs below freezing for most of the region. We'll enjoy plenty of sunshine into next week.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 27th
  • More Rain/Snow

    More Rain/Snow

    More rain and snow is on the way for today. Mild temperatures in the Snake Plain will mean primarily rain, while more snow will fall in the mountains. Winds will be a little lighter today as well. Similar weather will prevail for tomorrow, then colder and calmer weather for the weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 26th
  • More Rain/Snow on the Way

    More Rain/Snow on the Way

    We'll continue with this weather pattern of rain for the valleys and snow for the higher elevations through Thursday. Exect windy conditions as well. Overnight and in the morning hours as temperatures cool off, some snow is possible in the valleys under the heavier showers as the snow level gets pushed down to the valley floor. Otherwise, expect calmer and colder weather for Fri-Mon.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 25th
  • Rain and Snow and Wind

    Rain and Snow and Wind

    Mild air is moving into eastern Idaho, so we'll see rain/snow for the valleys and lots of snow for the mountains. We'll also see a lot of wind throughout the day. More of the same will continue for the next several days and a low pressure center continues to spin offshore.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 22nd
  • Cold and Sunny

    Cold and Sunny

    We're seeing very cold temperatures and wind chills for this morning. A Wind Chill Warning has been issued for the Upper Snake River Plain and the Arco Desert till 10am today. Expect wind chills to range from -10 to -40. Another Pacific system moves in from the northwest this weekend. We'll see periods of snow Saturday through Monday, along with some gusty winds.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 21st
  • Cold and Partly Sunny

    Cold and Partly Sunny

    Expect wind chill temperatures well into the negative numbers this morning. We'll see a break in the wet weather for today and Friday before another Pacific system moves in from the northwest. We'll see periods of snow Saturday through Monday.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 20th
  • Snow Showers and COLD

    Snow Showers and COLD

    A Winter Weather Advisory is still in place through today for the Snake River Plain, with the southern end of the plain near Pocatello taking the brunt of the storm. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute and throughout most of the day. We'll see a break in the wet weather for Thursday and Friday before another Pacific system moves in from the northwest. We'll see periods of snow Saturday through Monday.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 19th
  • Another Storm For Wednesday

    Another Storm For Wednesday

    After a bit of snow last night, we'll see partly sunny skies and cold temperatures again today. Another storm moves in for Wednesday with scattered snow showers and new snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Winds will just be breezy during this storm.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 18th
  • Really Cold With A Few Flurries Possible

    Really Cold With A Few Flurries Possible

    We'll see well below average temperatures today with partly sunny skies. There is a chance of some flurries later on today, but accumulations will be light if any. Cold temps will continue into tomorrow, with another storm moving in for Wednesday.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 15th
  • Showers and Colder

    Showers and Colder

    Look for snow showers and colder temps today, with highs in the 30's. Winds will continue to be an issue today, with sustained winds in the teens and 20's. We'll see even colder temps for the weekend and isolated snow showers. Well below average temperatures will prevail for the next week.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 14th
  • More Active Weather With Rain and Snow Today

    More Active Weather With Rain and Snow Today

    We'll see primarily rain for the valleys and snow for the mountains today. The western side of the Snake Plain has a winter weather advisory out till noon today, and 1-3 inches are possible. There still is a winter storm warming for the E. Highlands and Island Park region lasting into tomorrow, with more heavy snow throughout the next 24-36 hrs. Look for isolated snow showers and colder temps for the weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 13th
  • Storm Today

    Storm Today

    A potent winter weather system is moving in for today and the rest of the week. Look for snow showers all day today, a break Thursday morning, before more snow and rain hits Thursday afternoon. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings have been posted for Idaho and Wyoming through the next couple of days.

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  • Partly to Mostly Cloudy and Breezy

    Partly to Mostly Cloudy and Breezy

    A brief ridge of high pressure is working in today before another round of snow moves in for Wednesday and Thursday. We'll see partly to mostly cloudy skies with breezy winds throughout the day. Snow moves in overnight again, though we could see a rain/snow mix at times down in the Magic Valley and southern Snake Plain. There is a lot of moisture moving in, so where temps stay near or below freezing, a lot of snow is expected.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 11th
  • Snow Showers, Windy, and Cold. Bleh.

    Snow Showers, Windy, and Cold. Bleh.

    We'll see a few light flurries today, with snow accumulations less than an inch across the Snake River Plain, with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Our next storm moves in for Wednesday and Thursday, with widespread snow and wind across the region.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 8th
  • AM Weather Update Feb 7th
  • Partly to Mostly Cloudy and COLD

    Partly to Mostly Cloudy and COLD

    Snow showers are ending across the region, and now the big weather story is VERY cold temperatures for the next few days. We'll see partly to mostly cloudy skies for the next few days. Another storm moves in from the northwest with scattered snow showers for this weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 6th
  • Cold With Some Snow Showers

    Cold With Some Snow Showers

    We'll see a few snow showers in the southern and eastern highlands this morning, as well as near Pocatello. A convergence zone is expected to form later on this evening and into the night, where another dusting to 4 inches are possible between Blackfoot and Burley, especially along I-86. Tomorrow morning's commute will likely be impacted. Very cold temperatures are expected tomorrow, with more snow showers for the weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 5th
  • More Snow Today

    More Snow Today

    Scattered Snow showers are expected through Wednesday, with dropping temperatures later this week. Accumulating snow is expected all across the region today and Wednesday. We'll look for gusty winds for Tuesday as well, with SW winds at 15-25 MPH. Much colder arrives late-week.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 4th
  • Active Week of Weather

    Active Week of Weather

    Rain/Snow showers are expected today, with mild temperatures in the 30's and 40's. Today will be the warmest day for the next week, as we will be cooling down substantially by mid-week. Accumulating snow is expected all across the region tomorrow and Wednesday, with the potential for substantial impacts on the morning communtes.

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  • AM Weather Update Feb 1st
  • Calm Today and Showers Tomorrow

    Calm Today and Showers Tomorrow

    We'll continue a warm up through Saturday, as storms approach the Gem State for the weekend. More rain/snow is expected across the region beginning Saturday and well into next week. Until then, expect calm weather and partly/mostly sunny skies through Friday.

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  • AM Weather Update Jan 31st
  • Showers Moving In This Weekend

    Showers Moving In This Weekend

    We'll continue a warm up through Saturday, as storms approach the Gem State for the weekend. More rain/snow is expected across the region beginning Saturday and well into next week. Until then, expect calm weather and partly sunny skies through tomorrow.

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