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.
While the warm start to April has many of us thinking of flowers, plants and gardens, I wouldn’t get too carried away just yet.
After a very nice, albeit windy, weekend, we’re heading for a wet couple of days as our next storm moves in with plenty of early spring moisture.
A very spring-style storm is rolling through the state Wednesday and Wednesday night with off and on rain for the Twin Cities metro.
The sunshine, snow melt and warm temperatures have been great, but if past years tell us anything, we’re not done with the cold and snow yet
We all know that the weather in Minnesota can be finicky. From 80° one second, to a foot of snow the next. While differences from year to year are totally normal (we call it year to year variability), we can begin to see more specific trends over time. Our trend in Minnesota is warmer, but with one glaring exception.
With another coating of snow on Sunday and the 17th consecutive day with temperatures below freezing, we have certainly maintained a pretty healthy snow pack in many areas from January through much of February.
The Twin Cities finally breaks our streak of single digit days Wednesday as we climb into double digit highs for the first time in nearly a week and a half.
The Twin Cities has now seen over 225 hours with temperatures at or below zero so far in February ranking it fourth all time, dating back to 1872.
Another wicked cold start to the day across the area with Monday morning lows in the 20s and 30s below zero for most of the area. The few exceptions were the core of the Twin Cities metro and parts of the Mississippi River Valley.
With forecasted wind chills between 35 and 50 degrees below zero, this will likely be the Twin Cities' coldest Valentine's Day on record.