Jeff Johnson

My original fascination with the weather started at age 9, after my family moved from Yakima to Portland, Oregon. I started watching TV weather reports because I missed the snowstorms, which occurred much less frequently in Portland! I have been forecasting weather professionally since graduating from Oregon State University with a degree in Atmospheric Sciences (a fancy name for meteorology!) in 1987.

Although forecasting the weather will never be a perfect science, I enjoy it because it’s a different challenge every day! We never see the exact same weather pattern twice! And having a knowledge of the weather helps me plan my outdoor hobbies, which include golf, softball, hiking, and snowshoeing. I enjoy cooking and playing piano as well, but those are much less weather-dependant! My small family includes my “better half” Laurel, and our cat named Chloe. And my favorite weather? Either sunny and warm, or cold and snowy! Oddly enough, despite living west of the Cascades for 35 years, I’m still working on enjoying the rain!


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Keuchel’s solid start helps Astros over Mariners 8-3

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Dallas Keuchel allowed one run and struck out eight in seven innings to become the American League's first 16-game winner and lead the Houston Astros to 8-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

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Rain means you can now have camp fires in Whatcom County.

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The County Fire Marshal’s office modified the burn ban in areas outside cities.

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Drop off of storm debris at Bellingham’s Civic Athletic Complex

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You can take it to the parking lot at the corner of Fraser and Puget Streets.

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Gas is getting cheaper in Bellingham

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Prices fell 13 cents a gallon in Bellingham in just the last week.