Justin Stapleton

Author's details

Name: Justin Stapleton
Date registered: April 16, 2012

Biography

Justin Stapleton joined KEZI 9 News as Chief Meteorologist in March of 2009. He arrived in Western Oregon from WCBI-TV, in Columbus, Mississippi, where he was the morning meteorologist. Justin holds a Master’s degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University and the AMS Seal of Approval. He is a full member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Justin also has a Masters degree in Psychology. Before moving into Meteorology, he worked in the mental health field assisting police departments in Maryland by providing on-site crisis intervention and training. Wanting to combine his passion for weather and helping others, he took the leap into Broadcast Meteorology and hasn’t looked back! Justin has two amazing daughters who are proud to call Western Oregon home. Feel free to contact Justin with a weather question, or just to say hi.

Latest posts

  1. Stormy Saturday Ahead — October 24, 2014
  2. Another Windy & Wet Day Coming — October 23, 2014
  3. Soggy Weather Through The Weekend — October 22, 2014
  4. Rain Is Back For Friday — October 16, 2014
  5. A Break In The Rain Tomorrow — October 15, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Possible Funnel Cloud Hits Springfield — 5 comments
  2. Any Sign Of Sun For The Valley? — 2 comments
  3. Tracktown Tuesdays: Finding The Fit — 1 comment
  4. Flirting With 90 on Thursday — 1 comment
  5. Icy & Cold All Weekend — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Summer Will Return

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   The Stormtracker 9 live radar finally lit up today with some light showers as the low sitting offshore continues to slowly inch towards Northern California. It’ll keep some light showers (with most of it not hitting the ground) into the overnight hours and most of the day on … Continue reading »

Summer Not Ready To Pack It In

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Nice to see some changes coming over the next couple of days in the forecast with cooler, more humid air heading in with some actual showers by Thursday. A huge help for fire crews and the air quality in the valley. Tomorrow we’ll see some activity offshore close … Continue reading »

Finally Cooling Off

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Smoky skies all across the central and southern valley today as two separate fire complexes have smoke drifting into the region. Air quality has been reduced to moderate and even unhealthy for sensitive groups around Corvallis and Salem. But changes are coming that will not only help the … Continue reading »

More Summer Heat This Weekend

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   **A strong solar flare erupted from the Sun yesterday and is heading towards Earth. There’s a fair chance we might be able to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights tonight. Click here for a great site to track the best timing and locations: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ovation/ Even though tonight will … Continue reading »

Hot & Dry For The Weekend

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   **A strong solar flare erupted from the Sun yesterday and is heading towards Earth. There’s a fair chance we might be able to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights Friday night. Click here for a great site to track the best timing and locations: http://www.softservenews.com/Aurora.htm Even though tonight … Continue reading »

Fire Concerns As Heat Is Back

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Even though tonight will be a cool one with lows falling into the mid 40s, changes are already coming with high pressure moving back in. Expect the rest of the week to be hot and dry with fire concerns cranking up just as high as the temperatures. The … Continue reading »

Summertime Heat Is Coming

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   So nice to see 70s for highs on the map today which has been an anomaly for this month so far, only the second time we’ve seen highs in the 70s. Cooler Pacific air has helped fire crews by pumping in moisture and increasing humidity levels. That all … Continue reading »

Staying Like Summer Late Week

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Air conditions are improving for the southern Willamette Valley as winds have switched now pushing the smoke back to the southeast. Oakridge air quality will remain unhealthy for the next few days. Tonight, some light cloud cover early so you should get a chance to check out tonight’s … Continue reading »

Record Heat For Ducks, Fire Dangers

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Heatwave was in full effect on our Friday afternoon as valley locales soared into the mid to upper 90s, even low 90s at the coast. Tomorrow, we’ll set a new record for 90 degree or hotter days. Fire crews have been very busy including a new brush fire … Continue reading »

Fire Danger Increases This Weekend

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Temperatures back in the mid to upper 80s for Thursday and it’s only going to get hotter for tomorrow and Saturday. A cool start tomorrow in the upper 40s, then high pressure starts to take control and crank up the summertime heat once again. A combination of strong high pressure, … Continue reading »

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