Jeff Matthews

Jeff Matthews

Chief Meteorologist at WUTR

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Location:
5956 Smith Hill Road &, Utica, New York, United States
Company:
WUTR
HQ Phone:
(315) 272-1340

General Information

Experience

Installer and Trainer  - NBC 26

Director  - The Weather Underground Inc

Weekend Meteorologist and Weekday Morning Reporter  - WGBA

Education

Bachelor of Science degree  - meteorology , Rutgers University

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"I wouldn't expect any rain-free days until the Fourth of July when a break in the pattern looks like it's coming," said Jeff Matthews, WUTR's chief meteorologist.
Matthews did predict some hazy sunshine during the next several mornings and early afternoons. "But that only helps fuel the thunderstorms," he added. And the floods might not be completely over. They resulted not so much from the torrential rains as from ground that was saturated by day after day of rainfall, Matthews said. So, heavy localized rains could still lead to localized flooding. "Basically, anyone who's seen flooding or near flooding conditions should be in emergency mode for the next several days," Matthews said. Matthews described the low pressure system as a spinning pinwheel over the Ohio River Valley. "I wouldn't expect any rain-free days until the Fourth of July when a break in the pattern looks like it's coming," said Jeff Matthews, WUTR's chief meteorologist. Matthews did predict some hazy sunshine during the next several mornings and early afternoons. "But that only helps fuel the thunderstorms," he added. And the floods might not be completely over. They resulted not so much from the torrential rains as from ground that was saturated by day after day of rainfall, Matthews said. So, heavy localized rains could still lead to localized flooding. "Basically, anyone who's seen flooding or near flooding conditions should be in emergency mode for the next several days," Matthews said. Matthews described the low pressure system as a spinning pinwheel over the Ohio River Valley.

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"It is typical to get storms and occasional severe weather, even here, in May," said Jeff Matthews, chief meteorologist at WUTR/WFXV.
"It is typical to get storms and occasional severe weather, even here, in May," said Jeff Matthews, chief meteorologist at WUTR/WFXV.

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Jeff Matthews, chief meteorologist for WUTR, said this area will be more affected by the storm moving in from the western Great Lakes than the storm heading up the east coast.
We could see "in the neighborhood of 6 to 10 inches of snow" starting late tonight and ending Saturday morning, he said. "It'll probably wind up cancelling schools tomorrow," he said. Matthews said when the two storms meet on Friday, "it will end up battering the northeast coast with heavy wind and snow," but Central New York will not be as dramatically affected. Winds here could reach 30 mph, he said. He said it's hard to say just how much snow we'll get with two merging storms involved. "This is a tough one to forecast," he said. Jeff Matthews, chief meteorologist for WUTR, said this area will be more affected by the storm moving in from the western Great Lakes than the storm heading up the east coast. We could see "in the neighborhood of 6 to 10 inches of snow" starting late tonight and ending Saturday morning, he said. "It'll probably wind up cancelling schools tomorrow," he said. Matthews said when the two storms meet on Friday, "it will end up battering the northeast coast with heavy wind and snow," but Central New York will not be as dramatically affected. Winds here could reach 30 mph, he said. He said it's hard to say just how much snow we'll get with two merging storms involved. "This is a tough one to forecast," he said.

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