Articles by Drew Jackson

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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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Drew Jackson’s Powder Alert: Powder Expected Late this Week

February 24th, 2009

The weather pattern is improving! Significant new snow is likely this week in the mountains all across Oregon. Between…

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SKI TRIP REPORT: Central Oregon

February 5th, 2009

In an effort to visit more Oregon ski areas this season, I made a trip to Central Oregon to ski at Mt. Bachelor and…

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Drew Jackson’s Powder Alert: Excellent Conditions this Weekend!

January 9th, 2009

If you’re itching to hit the slopes, this weekend is going to be spectacular around the state! The temperature is…

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Drew Jackson’s Powder Alert: New Powder Expected Tomorrow

December 29th, 2008

I realize that it’s short notice, but I’m issuing a POWDER ALERT for TOMORROW Tuesday, December 30th.…

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Drew Jackson’s Powder Alert: The Powder is Coming!

December 15th, 2008

This is truly my first POWDER ALERT of the 2008-2009 season and the POWDER ALERT is for this THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH…

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Snow in the Forecast for Oregon!

December 9th, 2008

Finally, some good weather news! A change in the weather pattern is on the way and heavy snow is headed towards the…

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Oregon Snow Outlook for Thanksgiving Weekend

November 24th, 2008

Looking ahead at the upcoming week, I do not have encouraging news about the weather. It is a near certainty that there…

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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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