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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Fire burns mountainside east of Lake Whatcom

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View of a fire east of Lake Whatcom Sunday, July 7th

It’s currently unclear how contained the fire is, but a spokesman for DNR is expected to provide additional details later Sunday evening

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Montgomery solid into 6th, Mariners beat Athletics

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Seattle rookie Mike Montgomery put together another fine start, pitching the Mariners past the Oakland Athletics Sunday.

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McCoughtry leads Dream over Storm 72-64

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Angel McCoughtry scored 23 points and the Atlanta Dream held off the Seattle Storm 72-64 on Sunday.

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McClendon to take leave from Mariners for sister’s funeral

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Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon will miss his team's upcoming three-game series against the Detroit Tigers to attend a funeral for his sister.