Matt has two favorite words: weather and adventure. You’ll always find him either looking at the sky or traveling to a stunning Arkansas vista. Matt Standridge is the weekend evening meteorologist and the host for the weekly series “Adventure Arkansas.” Matt joined the 5NEWS Weather Team in September 2017.
Arkansas has been a perfect fit because the weather is always changing in a such a severe weather prone area. However he is no stranger to all types of weather, having lived all across the the United States from the Northeast, to the Great Lakes, and to Green County. His favorite type of weather to forecast is snow. Matt loves the challenge of the forecast that the Natural and Sooner states bring. In addition, he is excited to be close to family in the Poteau area.
Matt graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Valparaiso University. Some highlights of his undergraduate career include studying abroad in Cambridge, England his sophomore year, interning with 5NEWS and Adventure Arkansas during the summer of 2016, receiving the 2016-2017 National Weather Association Broadcast Award his senior year, and forecasting for WBND, ABC57 News in South Bend, IN as an on-air weekend meteorologist. After graduating, but before starting his career at 5NEWS, Matt forecasted for an government aviation project in North Dakota the summer of 2017, directing aircraft around severe weather.
When active weather takes a break, you can find Matt exploring all over Arkansas and Oklahoma. There is so much to do in the Ozarks and Matt takes full advantage of exploring the area. He enjoys going on adventures, hikes to vistas, traveling, exercising, swimming, and droning. You can follow his local endeavors on Thursday nights at 10PM on “Adventure Arkansas.” If he was not a meteorologist, Matt would be a pilot, flying all over the world looking at clouds and searching for adventure. Until he get’s his private pilot license, Matt has his Part 107 Drone license and flies SKY5 throughout our area.
You can connect with him by email or social media:
-Facebook: Meteorologist Matt Standridge