Cody Matz was born and raised a Minnesotan. Originally from Eagan, he spent his early years becoming a Minnesota sports fan and relishing in all things snow, including the famous Halloween Blizzard.
He moved away as a teenager to Arizona where he spent high school and the first couple years of college at Arizona State before transferring to Mississippi State to get his broadcast meteorology degree.
Cody’s first job was in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as the morning meteorologist, but then became the chief meteorologist for over 4 years.
In June of 2013 though, he finally got a chance to move back to his hometown and join the team at FOX 9 as the weekend morning meteorologist. Now you can see him most weekdays at 11 a.m., Saturday mornings, and anytime anyone on the weather team needs a day off.
Cody loves all things food, is an avid Crossfitter, and hangs out with his golden retriever named Copper.
A fall storm will bring rain to the area Wednesday and Thursday. But now that trees are losing their leaves and many plants are going dormant for the winter, do we really need it?
Eleven straight days with highs in the 70s to start the month of October has led to the third warmest start to the month on record and has made for an almost summer feel well into the fall season.
For the first time in weeks, a large change in the overall North American weather pattern will lead to more activity across the central United States. This doesn't necessarily mean more moisture in our neck of the woods, but it certainly gives us increased chances heading through the next few days.
Some isolated spots in northeastern Minnesota have touched the freeze mark already this fall, everyone else has not.
After diving into fall last week with the first freezing temperatures in the Arrowhead and some 40s for the Twin Cities, we've seen a gradual shift back to summer.
Some more beneficial rain over the last seven days continues to help the lakes, rivers, and soil recover from a near record dry summer.
The first day of fall brought the first freeze to parts of northeastern Minnesota Wednesday.
Three EF0 tornadoes were confirmed in the southern Twin Cities metro early Friday morning, but many were left wondering the outdoor warning sirens never sounded. The answer to that question is far longer and more complicated than you may think.
Scattered rumbles arrive in the Twin Cities midday and will likely hang around through the afternoon and into the evening.
The new drought monitor is out and it shows continued slow improvement in western Minnesota, especially across the southwest. Overall statewide, areas experiencing a severe drought or worse fell by 6%.