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.
Our broken record of heavy rain continues as much of central and southern Minnesota are water logged again with an additional 2 to 6 or more inches of rain over the last couple of days.
The calendar may now read Fall - though it doesn’t officially begin until the 23rd - but that doesn’t mean our warmth for the year is behind us. While the extreme heat is likely behind us, with 90 degrees getting increasingly harder and harder to achieve, there is likely still plenty of warmth left though before our “true” cool weather begins.
There’s a reason why it’s called the Great Minnesota Sweat Together. During the “average” year, at least a few of the 12 running days during the fair see afternoon temperatures in the 80s or 90s with plenty of humidity. Combine that with a 300-acre plot and two hundred thousand of your closest friends, and it can get a bit sweaty for even the most avid warm weather lover. But this year was totally different.
After a solid 36 hours, hurricane Dorian is FINALLY beginning to push north of the Bahamas. It is still forecast to strattle the southeast coast of the U.S. as it curves northeast over the next few days. But what's truly made this storm more destructive than many, if not all of its predecessors, is just how slowly it has been moving.