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Jason Stiff

Jason Stiff is the Chief Meteorologist for Action News Now.

Title: Chief Meteorologist

Jason Stiff is the Chief Meteorologist for Action News Now. Jason's interest in weather began when he was young, and he loves forecasting the weather for northern California. He considers forecasting the weather an important, exciting, and fun responsibility.

Jason was born and raised in Montana and has always loved living and working in the western United States. Before moving to California, Jason worked in Utah, Idaho, Washington, and New Mexico. Jason earned the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in 2005, and the original AMS Seal of Approval in 1998.

Jason earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in meteorology from the University of Utah. As an undergraduate, he also worked for the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City for four years.

When he isn't busy forecasting the weather, Jason loves to watch and play sports (especially golf, basketball & football). He's also a big fan of movies, music, and staying in shape.

If it's a clear night, you might see him looking up at the sky...not in search of storms, but looking at the stars and planets. Astronomy ranks close behind meteorology in Jason`s book. He also loves to share his interest in weather and the importance of science education with students and other groups.

Feel free to follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to watch Jason's Storm Tracker Weather forecasts each weekday and weeknight at 4, 5, 6, 10, and 11 p.m. on Action News Now!

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/jasonstiffwx

Recent Posts by Jason Stiff

Storm Tracker Forecast - Pleasant Saturday And Very Windy Sunday

Friday was a quieter weather day for much of northern California with a wide range of temperatures from morning to afternoon, and wind that wasn't quite as strong. Saturday will also be quiet, but much higher fire danger returns Sunday.

Storm Tracker Forecast - Breezy Friday With Stronger Wind Ahead

The weather story for northern California today has been a combination of much stronger wind and cooler air, and our fire danger remains high. A Red Flag Warning continues through Friday afternoon, and subfreezing lows will occur in the mountains tonight.

Storm Tracker Forecast - Strong Wind And High Fire Danger

Although temperatures cooled over northern California today, we were still well above average this afternoon. Changes to our weather arrive tonight, from more fire weather and wind to more warnings for subfreezing overnight lows.

Storm Tracker Forecast - Much Stronger Wind Later This Week

Tuesday was another sunny and unseasonably warm to hot day for much of northern California. It was much like Monday, except the wind was stronger, and the wind will be much stronger through much of the next week.

Storm Tracker Forecast - More October Fire Danger Ahead

Northern California continues to receive warmer than average weather for October, and more fire danger is ahead. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from late tonight through at least Wednesday due to gusty wind and dry, warm weather.

Storm Tracker Forecast - A Very Warm Weekend Ahead

It felt like the end of a summer week rather than an autumn week around northern California today, and we haven't seen the end of the heat yet. Although it won't be as hot going forward, we still have a toasty weekend ahead.

Storm Tracker Forecast - Weaker Wind But Still Hot On Friday

The wind, heat and sunshine continue for northern California on this Thursday and the fire danger remains extreme for many areas. Fortunately the wind will weaken Friday and Saturday, but the heat will remain as well.

Storm Tracker Forecast - Very High Fire Danger Continues

It may be the middle of October, but it feels more like July or August in northern California with well-above-average temperatures, strong wind and increased fire danger. Unfortunately the higher fire danger will continue through Friday.

Storm Tracker Forecast - Hotter And Windier Wednesday

More "Chamber of Commerce" weather for northern California today with sunshine, blue sky and warm temperatures! The sunshine and warmth will continue, but unfortunately the wind will strengthen and our fire danger will increase greatly.

Storm Tracker Forecast - Summerlike Warmth In Early Autumn

For the first time in months, most of northern California has good air quality and a mostly blue sky. That mostly clear to clear sky will continue, but it will get hotter and windier with more fire danger going forward.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 903684

Reported Deaths: 17343
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2989376989
Riverside657571279
San Bernardino623531072
Orange583261444
San Diego54314868
Kern33775416
Fresno30590436
Sacramento25264484
Santa Clara24014388
Alameda23215460
San Joaquin21630489
Contra Costa18523241
Stanislaus17572396
Tulare17495286
Ventura14192164
Imperial12700336
San Francisco12069140
Monterey1132189
San Mateo11075159
Santa Barbara9760120
Merced9465155
Sonoma9163134
Kings821883
Solano728674
Marin7057128
Madera498174
San Luis Obispo414132
Placer408857
Yolo316658
Butte305952
Santa Cruz277125
Napa194215
Shasta184630
Sutter183712
San Benito143615
El Dorado13154
Yuba129310
Mendocino112421
Tehama8628
Lassen7661
Lake68915
Glenn6573
Nevada6088
Humboldt5629
Colusa5506
Calaveras34218
Amador32416
Tuolumne2684
Inyo22715
Siskiyou1930
Del Norte1781
Mono1782
Mariposa782
Plumas680
Modoc290
Trinity260
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 63°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 73° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 64°
Paradise
Few Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 63°
Chester
Clear
33° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 24°
Red Bluff
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 62°
Willows
Few Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 63°
Fire danger will be extreme Sunday-Monday as the biggest dry wind event of the season takes shape. A widespread freeze in the Sierra-Cascades as low as single-digit values possible Sunday night. Mild & sunny weather after Tuesday.
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