About me

MattBrode-PortraitWelcome to my mostly weather blog. I hope you enjoy getting to know me on a more personal basis through my posts, pictures and   other related media.

I’m back at News 4 Tucson after three years of reporting the weather in the Pacific Northwest.

I worked for KOIN Local 6 in Portland, Oregon as a Meteorologist. I came to KOIN from Tucson, Arizona where I worked at KVOA for 4 years. I have also worked in South Florida and Northern Minnesota. By now you can imagine the very different types of weather I have encountered.

I was born in Salem, Massachusetts and was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I have lived in 10 states and have been to 42.

Aside from the weather I enjoy listening to and playing music, reading, watching movies and traveling.

A few things you might be most surprised to find out about me are that I am a Dead Head, a fanatical Michigan fan and if you challenge me I may verbally name all 50 states in under 12 seconds.

  1. Wendy Hoffmann Perrett

    Hi Matt! Could you possibly be the Matt Brode from Ann Arbor? Used to be Marc Hoffmann’s friend? I was just talking about you!

    • This is an odd place to leave a comment, but I’m a relative of Marc’s. Would you mind touching base with me? sw.kurowski at gmail dot com

  2. A belated reply to you Wendy. God bless you and Marc’s memory, he was one of a kind.

  3. Happy New Year, Matt! We leave in one week for FL, & can’t wait! Temps in N. MI will be in the single digits by next weekend. Will you & your wife be in FL this winter?

  4. MATT! I finally had to ask KOIN why I haven’t seen YOU forecasting ….and got that “update”…..HOPEFULLY, you’re forecasting in a venue we can watch here in Portland….. Hope you’ll tell us… We always enjoyed seeing YOUR forecasts….you are a great meteorologist….and do the science well.

  5. Marcia Krause

    Nice to see you back in Tucson.

  6. Hey Matt, r u a drinker? Wanna go throw some back? We’ll call a taxi since we don’t want to drink and drive ya know!!

  7. Hey Matt,
    We don’t usually watch the afternoon news but did today. We were surprised to see you back in Tucson. What’s up with that? Did you not care for Portland or the PNW? We, like you, have moved quite a bit, and traveled to many states. We are considering a move to Portland right now. Just wondering why you decided to move back. I love Tucson but it’s time to move on. I want to try a few more states before my final dirt nap – don’t mean to be too morbid.
    Best,
    Lizzy

  8. So glad your back on my TV. I missed your lively forecasts, and that great smile of yours. I can’t help but smile with you.

  9. We always watched you in the mornings with Josh Benson and are glad to see you back at KVOA. Go Blue!

  10. Thanks for putting San Diego on the weather map. Important place to us Zonies (as we are know in the summer in SD)

  11. Dennis Dickey

    Matt Brode
    I suggest an alternative explanation of the dew point humidity.
    This is the temp. You would have lower a “box” of air to get the moisture to rain out.
    Hope it helps!
    Dennis Dickey

  12. Matt, I just posted a unique Night Blooming Cereus photo from last night to the Weather Gallery. Hope you can use it.

  13. Keep an eye on NASA’ s site. Tonight around 7:35 p.m. the ISS flew directly over what I believe was hurricane Julio. It had a definite eye. Hopefully NASA will release an image or video.

  14. Just checking in to see how things are going weather wise in Tucson. Joanna

  15. You mentioned that you needed firewood. You could contact my son Mark at Mark’s Tree Service at 886-6860. He has a lot of firewood in various kinds of wood. I like your weather reports. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Ruth

  16. Hi matt, wanted to send you a good picture I took from my home today of Catalina mts but couldn’t find a place to send it to. Nice pic of the snow on them.

  17. i read your biography, do you have any roots around Harrisburg PA> ?

  18. “Where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic” is an amazing picture. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Matt tonight you showed a picture of what you said was a contrail If you need to be schooled on that it was a chemtrails not contrail if it was a contrail it would have been gone no more the 15 min after the plane went. A chemtrails will linger for hours and spread out to from a milky sky. If you would like to learn more just ask me I have been following chemtrails since 1999

  20. I love watching you do the weather. Could you talk about 3 points. Everyone forgets us

  21. Are you on vacation? Have not seen you recently on KVOA at night. Hope you are still there. We miss Rebecca Taylor.

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