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Drew Jackson’s Powder Alert: More Amazing April Powder

April 8th, 2010

This POWDER ALERT is for THURSDAY, APRIL 8TH and FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH Yet another cold spring storm is taking aim at…

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Drew’s Central Oregon Ski Trip: Hoodoo

January 20th, 2010

Hoodoo Tuesday, December 29, 2009 A decade ago, Eugene businessman Chuck Shepard purchased Hoodoo, a mid-sized Oregon…

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Drew’s Central Oregon Ski Trip: Mount Bachelor

January 14th, 2010

Mount Bachelor Monday, December 28, 2009 Mount Bachelor and I go way back. I’ve skied there dozens of times…

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Drew’s Central Oregon Ski Trip: Willamette Pass

January 12th, 2010

Living in the Portland area, the Mount Hood resorts are conveniently close. Not surprisingly, that’s where I ski…

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Drew Jackson’s Powder Alert: Finally…New Powder!

December 21st, 2009

This POWDER ALERT is for TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22ND. It’s been a tough month. Dry and cold. Then dry and warm. And…

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Drew Jackson’s Powder Alert: Snow Expected Saturday Morning!

November 12th, 2009

The 2009-2010 snow season is off to an amazing start! And since the weather looks promising for even more snow, I am…

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Drew Jackson’s Powder Alert: Snow Dumping in the Mountains!

November 10th, 2009

With the Ski Fever & Snowboard Show behind us, and with this most recent storm dropping a lot of snow in the…

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Drew Jackson’s Powder Alert: Spring Powder on the Way!

April 2nd, 2009

Winter was late to arrive this season but it sure is hanging on! We just had the snowiest March since 1977 (at…

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Drew Jackson’s Powder Alert: More Powder, Powder, Powder!

March 6th, 2009

After a break in the weather on Friday, heavy snow returns this weekend into early next week. A new storm system will…

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Drew Jackson’s Powder Alert: Deep Snow Expected Thursday & Friday

March 5th, 2009

Here comes the deep snow again! A storm system will drop into Oregon from the northwest on Thursday bringing heavy snow…

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About Author Drew Jackson

Drew Jackson is the consulting meteorologist, forecaster and weather broadcast producer for FOX 12’s Good Day Oregon, seen 4:30-9:00 a.m. weekdays. Drew joined KPTV in May 2004 after working as a meteorologist for WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida, and for KNDU-TV in the Tri-Cities, Washington. A Portland native and graduate of Beaverton’s Sunset High School, Drew brings to KPTV a unique local understanding of Northwest weather. Always interested in when it might snow, Drew would stay up late as a kid waiting to hear the latest snow-day outlook from former Portland television meteorologists Jim Little, Jim Bosley and Jack Capell. Drew attended college at Penn State University – a school with one of the nation’s leading meteorology programs. He liked learning about the weather so much, that after earning a meteorology degree in 1998, he continued his weather education and received a Master’s degree in 2000. As a Penn State student, Drew was also a member of the university’s Swimming and Diving Team. A scholarship diver often ranked among the top 20 in the country, Drew is still the only diver in Penn State history to be a four-year competitor at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. While no longer a competitive diver, Drew remains involved by serving on the local Tualatin Hills Dive Club’s Board of Directors. He’s also an active Board member with Children’s Nursing Specialties, Inc., a local non-profit organization that provides in-home nursing care to medically-fragile children. Drew is a very good snow skier, a very bad golfer, and he likes to run, travel, and watch college football during his free time.

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