I have a degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington and I’m proud to say that I am the first woman and TV weather person to win the annual UW Forecasting Competition in more than 60 years. I’m also a member of the American Meteorological Society and hold its Broadcast Seal.

Aside from that, I also have a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Maryland. After working in New York City as an actress, I moved to Seattle. In the early ‘90s, I co-hosted a children’s TV show on KSTW with Rosco T. Raccoon and won an Emmy.

I am an Air Force brat who was born in Florida and I moved a lot as a kid – I’ve now lived in Seattle longer than anywhere else. I live with my husband and twin teenage boys in north Ballard.


Recent Articles
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    Puget Sound on track for wettest February on record

    SEATTLE — Heavy, heavy rain that moved through Western Washington overnight has caused trouble for commuters, but Q13 News forecasters say a few dry days are ahead. Impressive rainfall totals Rain amounts in last 24 hours are 2 to 4 inches across the lowlands of Puget Sound. Though the month is scarcely halfway over, it was already the sixth-wettest February on record by Wednesday, Q13 meteorologist Walter Kelley said. “Things are going to be soaking, with standing water on the roads […]

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    Wet, windy weather increases landslide risk (It’s already one of the wettest Februarys ever)

    SEATTLE — Get ready for two rounds of heavy rain and wind on Wednesday. Q13 Meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson says round 1 of rain hits this morning and then will briefly lighten up in the later morning hours. Round 2 rainfall increases intensity near 2 p.m. and continues through midnight. Wind follows a similar timing with morning wind gusts strongest on the Washington coast and the north interior. A wind advisory is in effect for gusts of up to 50 mph. “Wednesday’s […]

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    Snoqualmie and Stevens passes re-open; White Pass opening also expected today

    SEATTLE — Order was being restored to Washington’s three major mountain passes late Friday morning, after all three were closed overnight. The eastbound lanes of I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass opened around 1 a.m., and the westbound lanes opened just before 11 a.m. .@SnoqualmiePass open in both directions. Be prepared to drive in slushy conditions https://t.co/epj35Af0Fq — WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) February 10, 2017 Just after 12:30 p.m., Stevens Pass opened as well. The Tumwater Canyon section of Highway 2, however, remained closed […]

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    More than 150 school districts delayed or closed because of dangerous, icy roads

    SEATTLE — Icy roads caused more than 150 school districts to either delay or cancel school altogether on Tuesday. Some of the major districts include: Seattle Public Schools – 2 Hours Late, No preschool, Buses on snow routes Tacoma SD – 2 Hours Late, No AM Headstart, No out-of-district transportation Everett Public Schools – 2 Hours Late, No out-of-district transportation Lakewood SD – 2 Hours Late, No out-of-district transportation. On Limited Routes Bremerton SD – 2 Hours Late, No AM […]

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    6 more weeks of winter! Rufus the mountain beaver sees his shadow

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    National Weather Service holding free event in Seattle for families, weather enthusiasts

    The American Meteorological Society is in Seattle for its annual meeting. AMS President Dr. Frederick Carr and National Weather Service mascot Owlie Skywarn joined M.J. at the Weather Wall to talk about WeatherFest – a FREE event for families and all weather enthusiasts. WeatherFest is Sunday, January 22nd, Noon to 4 p.m. at the Washington State Convention Center, 6th floor ballroom.

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    Mountain snow means messy travel over the passes

    NORTH BEND, Wash. — A blast of snow weather is causing tough driving conditions in the Cascade Mountains. A winter storm warning is in effect in the Cascades through 6 a.m. Wednesday, from the Canadian border down into Oregon. Conditions were treacherous across Snoqualmie Pass, with heavy snow falling and chains required on some vehicles. Driving @SnoqualmiePass this morning. More snow on the way #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/Dktvo5TC0X — Adam Mertz (@AJMertz) December 27, 2016 Nearly a foot of snow has fallen since Monday, […]

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    ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ now playing at Village Theatre

    Actor John David Scott who plays “Don Lockwood” in “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Village Theatre in Issaquah came in to do weather with M.J.  He plays the “Gene Kelly” role in this play based on the famous movie. “Singin’ in the Rain” runs through December 31st in Issaquah, then moves to Everett where it plays through January.

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    WATCH: M.J. gets help with the forecast from Seattle Storm’s Doppler!

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    Snow causes school delays and cancellations across Western Washington today

    SEATTLE — Snow across the region has forced dozens of school districts across Western Washington to delay or cancel classes on Friday. Some of the major school alerts include: Seattle Public Schools – 2 hour delay Everett Public Schools – closed Olympia School District – closed Bremerton School District – closed Centralia School District – 2 hour delay Chehalis School District – 2 hour delay There are many more alerts! The list is updating every 10 minutes: check the full list […]