CLEVELAND — Matt Standridge, former morning meteorologist at our sister station in Fayetteville, Arkansas, joined the 3News team as weekend evening meteorologist on Sept. 1, 2020. He also hosts an adventure series called GO-HIO, exploring the fun and scenic things to do and see across Ohio.
Standridge was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but grew up mostly in upstate New York and central Indiana. His family moved a lot while he was young, which exposed him to all types of crazy weather, from severe storms in the Plains to lake-effect snow by Lake Ontario. He has always found himself looking up toward the sky rather than looking down at the ground. Ever since a young age, he knew he wanted to be a meteorologist, especially with his love for snow.
Matt earned his B.S. in atmospheric science from Valparaiso University in 2017. While there he won the NWA collegiate weather broadcast award and worked as a weekend meteorologist at WBND in South Bend, Indiana. After graduating summa cum laude from Valpo, he worked on an aviation weather project for the state of North Dakota forecasting severe weather on the high Plains, guiding aircraft around thunderstorms, specifically ones with a large hail potential. As soon as severe weather season was over, he became a weekend morning meteorologist with our sister station KFSM-TV in Fayetteville, Arkansas. During his three years there, he hosted a sponsored weekly adventure series called Adventure Arkansas and eventually became the weekday morning meteorologist. Many evenings were filled with storm chasing supercells pushing in from Oklahoma to Arkansas.
Snow is his favorite type of weather, but he is excited to be forecasting everything Ohio and Lake Erie want to throw at the Cleveland area, no matter the season. If you want to share your weather pictures and videos with Matt, or to send him a local adventure idea, be sure to connect with him!