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.
We are now nearly three quarters of the way through what is typically the coldest month of the year on average, and we have yet to get below zero in the Twin Cities.
The snow will gradually wind down through the day Friday, with the bulk of the accumulation from this winter storm done.
There will brief period of freezing drizzle Thursday morning, then it’s drizzle and light rain before gradually changing over to some scattered snowflakes through Thursday afternoon.
Road conditions worsened in the Twin Cities metro as snow accumulated on the roads Tuesday evening.
A wild weather day is ahead for the Twin Cities metro, which could see a little bit of everything from snow to sleet to freezing rain to thunder and lightning.
Cooler weather has snow on the minds of some Twin Cities area residents as the region enters the time of year where snow can start flying.
After finishing the warmest June in 15 years in the Twin Cities, we crank up the heat even further as we head through the first week of July and our long Independence Day weekend. While highs in the upper 80s and low 90s are far off from daily record highs, and not exactly unusual around here in July, it will likely be the persistence of these 90 degree temps that will wear us down… and could set records themselves.
Particles of dust from the Sahara Desert may land in Minnesota in the days ahead. Yes, I am referring to the desert in Africa.
The really warm start to June may have escaped you, it’s a summer month after all so the warmth is expected, but I doubt the wind has blown by you without notice. Gusty breezes have made themselves well known over the last few days with what has felt like one long never ending gust. While Minnesota is a fairly breezy place, especially farm country across the western half of the state, the first half of June has been a bit unusual.
Tropical storm Cristobal is nothing special. It’s one of likely a dozen or more tropical storms that will form during the Atlantic hurricane season this year. But this ordinary storm could become one of the most unusual in North America in the last 200 years.