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.

Latest Stories From This Author

  • Showers With Warmer Weekend Temps

    Our wet pattern continues with more rain and mountain snow showers expected for today. More showers are expected through the weekend and into next week. However, temperatures will warm into the weekend with highs back into the 60's and 70's.

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  • Showers With A Warming Trend

    An area of low pressure over southern Nevada will be pushing north into Utah and Idaho by this afternoon, with more showers and thunderstorms. We're keeping this wet pattern around for the weekend, as more wet weather rolls in from the Northwest. However, temperatures will warm into the weekend with highs back into the 60's and 70's.

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  • More Showers on the Way

    We're stuck with a wet weather pattern for the rest of this week and Memorial Day weekend. A deep jet stream will continue to drop showers and unsettled conditions. We'll see a break in the showers late Wednesday and early Thursday, before more showers blow in Thursday afternoon.

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  • More Cool Temps and Showers

    We're stuck with a wet weather pattern for the rest of this week and Memorial Day weekend. A deep jet stream will continue to drop showers and unsettled conditions.

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    AM Weather Update May 20th

More Stories From This Author

  • Rainy and Windy For Friday

    Rainy and Windy For Friday

    Rain and wind is expected throughout the day, with the possibility of a few thunderstorms embeded in some of the heavier rain showers. Temperatures will be much cooler for the next week. Look for more sunshine Saturday afternoon and into Sunday, before the next round of showers and thunderstorms arrives for Sunday afternoon/evening.

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  • AM Weather Update May 16th
  • AM Weather Update May 15th
  • Windy With A Few T-Storms

    Windy With A Few T-Storms

    Unsettled conditions will press on for the rest of the week, with warm temps for today and scattered thunderstorms. However, most of the storm activity will be focused today in the Central Mountains. Starting tomorrow, we'll see a storm system move in from the West. Expect colder temperatures, showers and gusty winds to end the week.

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  • AM Weather Update May 14
  • More Sun, Wind, and T-Storms Today

    More Sun, Wind, and T-Storms Today

    For today and Wednesday, expect sunny and warm conditions for the morning and midday. In the afternoons, we'll see scattered thunderstorms. Starting Thursday, we'll see a storm system move in from the West. Expect colder temperatures, showers and gusty winds to end the week.

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  • AM Weather Update May 13th
  • Warm Temps and a Few T-Storms

    Warm Temps and a Few T-Storms

    We'll continue with the above average temperatures for the next few days, with breezy afternoon winds. However, we'll see a few thunderstorms working into the region for today and Tuesday. We'll transition to a cooler and wetter weather patter for late week and into next week.

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  • AM Weather Update May 10th
  • Nice and Sunny Into Next Week

    Nice and Sunny Into Next Week

    We've got a cold start this morning, as high pressure builds back into the region. Warmer temperatures and sunny skies are expected well into next week. Just a light afternoon breeze is expected.

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  • AM Weather Update May 9th
  • Showers and Breezy Today

    Showers and Breezy Today

    We'll see a few showers and thunderstorms throughout the day with chilly daytime highs into the 50's. However, by Friday and this weekend, high pressure and warmer temperatures arrive. I expect thundershowers to return for the next work week.

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  • AM Weather Update May 8th
  • A Few Showers and Breezy

    A Few Showers and Breezy

    An area of low pressure will push further to our southeast today, so we'll just see a slight risk for showers and thunderstorms for today and Thursday, but we expect to see gusty winds. Conditions will improve late week with lots of sunshine and warming temps for Mother's Day Weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update May 7th
  • Widespread Showers & T-Storms

    Widespread Showers & T-Storms

    Scattered thunderstorms for the next few days, as an area of low pressure moves to our south. Today, these showers will be very widespread across the region, with the potential for gusty winds, lightning, and small hail. Conditions will improve late week with lots of sunshine and warming temps for Mother's Day Weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update May 6th
  • Mostly Sunny Today. Widespread Showers Tomorrow

    Mostly Sunny Today. Widespread Showers Tomorrow

    A low pressure center to our south will start to ignite a few thunderstorms today, primarily today for the S. Highlands. Tomorrow those showers become more widespread across the region, with the potential for gusty winds, lightning, and small hail associated with these showers. Conditions will improve late week with lots of sunshine and warming temps.

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  • AM Weather Update May 3rd
  • Lighter Winds and Warmer

    Lighter Winds and Warmer

    We'll see just breezy afternoon winds for today with mostly sunny skies. There's a slight chance of mountain showers for this weekend. Otherwise, warming temps, with highs into the 70's and plenty of sunshine. Shower chances increase for next week.

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  • AM Weather Update May 2nd
  • Partly Cloudy and Windy

    Partly Cloudy and Windy

    A disturbance to our north will bring in windy conditions and a few isolated showers for Thursday. Most of the showers will stay up near Montana and Wyoming. Winds will continue through Friday with mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures. Sunny skies and comfortable temps are expected for the weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update May 1st
  • Today Begins a Nice Warming Trend

    Today Begins a Nice Warming Trend

    We'll see cool temperatures today, with highs into the lower 50's, and just a few showers this morning for the S. Highlands. Sunny weather with warmer highs will return Thursday, and the warming trend will continue into the weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update Apr 30th
  • Partly/Mostly Cloudy and Breezy

    Partly/Mostly Cloudy and Breezy

    A storm system to our South and a disturbance in Montana, will bring a chance of rain/snow showers today, with most of those showers sticking to the high country. We'll see cool temperatures, with highs into the upper 40's and lower 50's. Sunnier weather with warmer highs, will return Wednesday and Thursday.

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  • Cold and Windy, But Warming Late Week

    Cold and Windy, But Warming Late Week

    We'll see chilly temperatures for the next few days, and the wind will make it feel even colder. Some light moisture will move into the region tonight and especially into tomorrow afternoon/evening, giving us a chance for some light rain/snow. Otherwise, we'll see warmer temperatures and more sunshine as we head towards the weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update Apr 26th
  • Windy and Strong Thunderstorms Possible

    Windy and Strong Thunderstorms Possible

    There is a high wind warning out for the Snake Plain from 12 to 8 PM, where gusts into the 40's and 50's are expected. There is also a chance for strong thunderstorms to develop later this afternoon/evening. The best chances for these t-storms will be east and south of the Snake Plain. We'll see more sunshine for tomorrow, but still fairly windy conditions for tomorrow afternoon. More shower activity and cooler temperatures move in for next week.

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  • AM Weather Update Apr 25th
  • Nice Today, WINDY Tomorrow

    Nice Today, WINDY Tomorrow

    A nice day for Today with lighter winds and warm temps, before a strong cold front slides in for Friday. We'll see scattered showers and high winds for Friday, with sunshine for the weekend. However, winds will still be breezy for the weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update Apr 24th
  • Sunshine With a Few Late-Day T-Storms

    Sunshine With a Few Late-Day T-Storms

    We'll see fairly quiet weather for the next few days, with above average temperatures. A few thunderstorms will develop into the mountains. On Friday, look for mostly cloudy skies, scattered showers and thunderstorms.

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  • AM Weather Update Apr 22nd
  • Calmer Weather for the Next Few Days

    Calmer Weather for the Next Few Days

    We'll see just a few rain showers today, primarily east of the Snake Plain. I expect partly/mostly cloudy skies throughout the day today with breezy afternoon winds. More sunshine will prevail Tue-Wed, with showers and T-Storms for the rest of the work week.

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  • AM Weather Update Apr 19th
  • Sunny Today With Weekend Showers

    Sunny Today With Weekend Showers

    Today we'll see some winds pick up, with an approaching cold front with scattered thundershowers for Central Idaho. Showers moving in overnight into Saturday for the rest of the region. Mostly cloudy with a showers this Easter Weekend. Winds will be around 10-20 mph, with gusts approaching 30 mph.

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  • AM Weather Update Apr 18th
  • Beautiful Weather Today

    Beautiful Weather Today

    Today will be beautiful, with lots of sunshine and just a light breeze this afternoon. Tomorrow the winds pick up as we'll see an approaching cold front with scattered thundershowers for Central Idaho, with showers moving in overnight into Saturday for the rest of the region. Mostly cloudy with a few showers this Easter Weekend. Winds will be around 10-20 mph, with gusts approaching 30 mph.

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  • AM Weather Update Apr 17th
  • Warming Trend Ahead

    Warming Trend Ahead

    A few showers will be possible around Island Park, Clark County, Central Idaho and Western Wyoming for Wednesday. Otherwise, high pressure builds back in for the next couple of days. Warming temps into the 60's and 70's before a cold front sets in for Easter Weekend.

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  • AM Weather Update Apr 16th
  • Showers Today Then Nice Wed-Fri

    Showers Today Then Nice Wed-Fri

    A cold front and trough of low pressure is moving through today with gusty winds and scattered showers. We'll start to clear out for Wednesday with sunshine and warmer temps for the rest of the week. Another cold front sweeps in on Saturday. We'll see scattered showers and windy conditions this weekend.

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  • Another Storm Moves in Tonight

    Another Storm Moves in Tonight

    We'll see windy conditions again today and tomorrow. I expect some sunshine for the middle of the day, but we'll see more clouds and showers moving in overnight and into tomorrow. Rain will fall in the valleys with snow for the higher elevations. Really nice and warm weather is expected for the end of the workweek.

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  • AM Weather Update Apr 12th
  • Showers Today, Calm Tomorrow

    Showers Today, Calm Tomorrow

    We'll have a chance for some showers today, with the possibility of some of those showers producing some lightning. Saturday will be calmer with more sunshine, with slightly warmer temps. Late Saturday, we'll see our next round of wet weather move in for Sunday and Monday.

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  • AM Weather Update Apr 11th
  • Showers Through Friday

    Showers Through Friday

    We'll have a chance for some showers today, with the posibility of some snowfall this morning down to the valley floor. There is a better chance for similar conditions tomorrow. However, Saturday will be calmer with more sunshine. Winds will remain breeze for the foreseeable future.

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  • AM Weather Update Apr 10th
  • More Showers and Wind

    More Showers and Wind

    More scattered showers and windy conditions are expected today as our cold front exits the region. We're also seeing snow showers down to the valley floor this morning, and that threat will continue into the mid-morning hours. More showers are expected through Friday, then sunshine is expected for Saturday.

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