Matt Gray

Meteorologist/Reporter

POSTED: 3:11 PM Jul 10 2013   UPDATED: 4:30 PM Jun 24 2014
Matt Gray

Matt joined the NBC Montana weather team in July 2013 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology from The Florida State University. This is his first professional position in the weather field and he is excited to begin his career at NBC Montana.

Matt became fascinated with weather while watching thunderstorms during the hot Florida afternoons. The 2004 hurricane season has serious impacts on the Sunshine State, including Matt's hometown of Ocala, FL. It was then that he began to consider meteorology as a career. During his time at FSU, Matt spent summers launching weather balloons in Oklahoma and interning at WHNT TV in Huntsville, Alabama where he decided to pursue a broadcasting career.

Matt is an avid sports fan and follows the New York Mets, New York Giants, and his alma mater's sports teams. He also enjoys outdoor pursuits such as backpacking and plans to spend more time outdoors now that he resides in a place as beautiful as western Montana. In his brief time in Montana, he has covered everything from blizzards to wildfires to severe thunderstorms.

Matt wants to hear from you! Please email him weather photos, weather related story ideas, and any questions or comments you may have. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Matt's Latest Stories

12-12-2014

First Alert Forecast: More record warmth, showers tonight

Light rain is possible again around Kalispell with another possible record-setting day in Southwest Montana.

12-11-14

First Alert Forecast: A little bit of everything as storm system approaches

Across our region on this Thursday we will see fog, windy conditions, rain showers, and temperatures from the 60s to the 30s all at the same time.

12-10-2014

First Alert Forecast: Warmth before the rain

Our warming trend across Western Montana continues and rain showers come back into the forecast later in the week.

12-9-14

First Alert Forecast: Foggy again in Missoula, Kalispell

A Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect Tuesday morning for many areas west of the divide.

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Cattle tax to fund predator control in Granite Co.

Some Granite County ranchers got a surprise when taxes on their herds went up $1 per head recently.

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Christmas tree sales start fast in Missoula

An annual tradition for many -- the need to find the perfect tree lead to strong sales for a wide variety of trees.

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First Alert Forecast: Warm today, but arctic cold coming this weekend

Rain showers continue west of the divide today, and arctic air arrives this weekend.

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Thanksgiving First Alert Forecast: A Quiet Turkey Day

Only a few rain showers are expected around Kalispell today, and arctic air arrives this weekend.

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Missoula Food Bank starts distributing Thanksgiving meals

Thousands of needy people in the Missoula area are getting turkey dinners.

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Wall of Thanks lifts spirits at Mineral Community Hospital

It can be hard to stay positive in a hospital environment, but a project usually done by grade-school students is helping boost morale in Mineral Community Hospital and beyond.

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Missoula bridge lights up the night

The Van Buren footbridge is now covered in lights after a grassroots campaign.

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Ice jams leading to flooded farmland

In Bearmouth an ice jam has diverted water onto ranch land, while water continues to rise in the Twin Bridges area.

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Ice jams prompt flood advisories for Bearmouth, Twin Bridges

Flood advisories are in effect for the Bearmouth area on I-90 and the Jefferson River near Twin Bridges where ice jams have formed. 

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Winter Weather and Flood Advisories Sunday

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for the I-90 corridor from Bozeman Pass to Columbus Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. Wind gusts coming down from the mountains at 35 to 50 mph will cause blowing snow and difficult driving conditions at times.

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Winter's arrival means busy time for tire shops

After winter weather arrived in Missoula early Monday morning, it seems that everyone had waited to the last minute to put on their winter tires.