Matt joined the 5NEWS team in September 2017. He moved to the River Valley from North Dakota where he interned as a radar meteorologist/forecaster for an aviation government project. Prior to the project, he was a broadcast meteorologist for ABC affiliated station WBND in South Bend, IN.

Matt graduated summa cum laude from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, along with a minor in Digital Media. While in school, he was a part of VUSIT (Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team), AMS/NWA NW Indiana Chapter, and Chi Epsilon Pi (Meteorological Honor Society). 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, and receiving the 2016-2017 National Weather Association Broadcast Scholarship Award his senior year.

Matt grew up all over the states including Oklahoma, Kansas, New York, and Indiana. Much of his family lives in the River Valley and he is excited to spend time with them and be their local meteorologist.

When he is not storm chasing or staring at the clouds, Matt enjoys aviation, traveling, and exercising. He loves exploring new places and spending time with his family on the homestead drinking sweet iced tea.

Matt is the 5NEWS Weekend Morning Meteorologist and host of Adventure Arkansas. If you have weather questions or an adventure idea, email him at Follow him on Facebook and Twitter: Meteorologist Matt Standridge and @5NEWSMatt.

Recent Articles
  • Scattered Showers And Dropping Temperatures Friday

    The low pressure system that gave us rain Thursday is sticking around for Friday as well. Light rain showers are expected through Friday night. However, the coverage and intensity will decrease throughout the afternoon. Another half inch of rain is possible. Friday Futurecast: Showers will start to dwindle Friday evening. There is a slight chance for a sprinkle before 6AM on Saturday, but otherwise the weekend will be dry. Temperatures will rebound back into the 50s with more sunshine expected, […]

  • Adventure Arkansas: Puppy Christmas Party

    Many people want to bring holiday cheer to not only fellow humans but also to our local pets and shelter animals. This week on Adventure Arkansas, we went to Lucky Dogs Canine Grooming in Fayetteville for the Puppy Christmas Party. To get in, folks have to donate dog food, toys, blankets, etc. All donations and proceeds are going to the Washington County Animal Shelter. For more information on the Washington County Animal Shelter:  Tap HERE Animal Shelter Facebook:  Tap HERE […]

  • Thursday Soaking Underway

    Waves of light-to-moderate rain showers will be spiraling through Arkansas and Oklahoma from Thursday morning through late Friday night. Loop of Rainfall Thursday: Rainfall totals through Friday night will be in the 1-3 inch rain. There will be a main band that sets up somewhere over western Arkansas that could dump 2-3″+ of rain. -Matt

  • South Wind Today, Rain Begins Tonight

    A mild Wednesday is on the way. Southerly winds have kept temperatures in the 40s/50s for the morning. We’ll top out near 60 Wednesday afternoon. Highs today will be above average by about 10 degrees. A mix of sun and clouds is expected throughout Wednesday, with increasing clouds by the evening. There is even a chance for a sprinkle late tonight. More rain will arrive Thursday. Thursday and Friday will be filled with scattered rain showers. Rainfall totals over the […]

  • Quiet Weather Next Few Days

    Quiet weather remains in place the first half of this new week. High pressure is locked in over the southern Plains through Wednesday.  That means winds should be fairly calm as temperatures slowly climb back to average for this time of year (low 50s). The next chance of rain arrives Thursday afternoon. High temperatures on Monday will make a run for the 50-degree mark in NWA and low 50s can be expected in the River Valley. -Matt

  • Wintry Mix Winding Down, Dry Sunday

    A wintry mix is fading out of the River Valley. Some folks have received a coating of ice and sleet, especially in parts of Logan and Franklin counties. By about 10PM, most of the moderate wintry mix will exit, but there may be a lingering flurry out there tonight. The sun will break out on Sunday, especially by the afternoon, helping temperatures warm up to near 40 degrees. -Matt

  • Cloudy Friday, Wintry Mix This Weekend

    Our weekend winter storm is trending more southerly, and is staying a bit warmer. We will most likely see a slower transition from rain to a wintry mix on Saturday afternoon. Snow accumulations will be minor, and concentrated in Northwest Arkansas. Winter weather advisories have replaced winter storm watches as snowfall amounts are reduced. There is still some uncertainty for snowfall amounts in Arkansas. Most likely there could be a dusting and up to an inch in NWA, especially in […]

  • Winter Weather Advisories For Saturday

    Winter storm watches have been cancelled. Our next storm is trending warmer by about 2-3 degrees. This will cut down on snowfall totals. Minor accumulations can still be expected in Northwest Arkansas and for parts of the River Valley.  The overall low pressure system is trending south by about 50 miles, helping to warm the entire winter storm. Winter Weather Advisories are now in effect for Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Madison, and Washington counties.  Minor accumulations (under an inch) […]

  • Adventure Arkansas: Bentonville Ice Rink

    Ice skating is a popular activity this time of year! For Adventure Arkansas, Meteorologist Matt Standridge met up with Girl Scout Troop 5727 to hit the ice and learn some tricks. For the Bentonville Ice Rink’s hours, prices, and events:  Tap HERE The Lawrence Plaza becomes Northwest Arkansas’ only outdoor ice skating rink from now until January 21st, 2019. -Matt Segment Sponsored By: Adventure Subaru

  • Weekend Snowfall Projections

    **The forecast will continue to be modified. Stay with 5NEWS for the latest on projections.** A winter storm is moving in this weekend. Most of the wintry impacts will be Saturday (especially afternoon/evening). As temperatures fall, we will see a transition from rain, to some freezing rain, to sleet, and eventually to all snow, from north-to-south.   If more sleet mixes in through Saturday, these snowfall totals will be reduced. Elevation will also play a huge role in snowfall/ice totals. Higher […]

  • Thursday Light Rain, Weekend Winter Storm

    On-and-off light rain showers will be possible throughout Thursday as a weak cold front passes through. This will help cool temperatures a bit ahead of a winter storm starting Friday night. Light rain possible Thursday morning, As well as Thursday evening. Highs on Thursday will stay in the 40s as winds start to shift out of the north. By Friday night, our next winter storm will move in. We’ll slowly see the transition from a rain to a wintry mix […]

  • Winter Storm Watch This Weekend

    A winter storm watch is in effect for all of Northwest Arkansas and for parts of the River Valley. All modes of winter weather are possible Friday night through Sunday morning from freezing rain, to a wintry mix, to moderate snow. The winter storm watch lasts until Sunday 12AM CST.  This includes Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Madison, Sequoyah (OK), and Washington counties. -Matt