Katie Donovan

Katie Donovan

Katie joined the KRDO StormTracker 13 team in November 2017 and is very excited to be living in forecasting in her favorite State, Colorado! She has always loved the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the challenges they bring to predicting the weather. 

Katie was born in Cincinnati, Ohio where she began her career as a News Content Specialist and Weather Assistant at FOX19. From there, she moved to Zanesville, Ohio to work at WHIZ-TV as a weather forecaster and general assignment reporter. Most recently, Katie worked at KWQC-TV6 in Davenport, Iowa as a meteorologist and weather reporter where she had lots of experience forecasting severe weather and Midwest snow events. Katie has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and New Media Studies from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. She also holds a certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. 

In her free time, Katie enjoys fishing, horseback riding and landscape painting (especially mountains)! She has a dog named Zane and enjoys going on weekly hikes with him all around the Pikes Peak Region. If you have a weather or outdoor adventure story idea, please send it her way! 

Latest Stories

  • A windy start, spotty showers this afternoon - 9/25/18
    Katie Donovan

    A windy start, spotty showers this afternoon - 9/25/18

    TODAY: A strong cold front will be dropping south from the northern part of the state this morning. This will really kick up the winds in the lower elevations between 6-7AM and your lunch hour. Gusts will likely be in the 30s and 40s for that time frame, so a wind alert level 1 is in place. Highs today will only be in the 50s and 60s behind the front! A stray shower is possible along and south of Highway 50 for the afternoon, but most places stay dry.

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  • Changes moving in - 9/24/18
    Katie Donovan

    Changes moving in - 9/24/18

    TODAY: We start our morning off with sunshine and a few clouds. The higher terrain will be slightly breezy at times and the central mountains should see some ongoing, spotty shower activity. Temperatures will only be in the 70s today thanks to developing afternoon clouds and that cold front that came through last night. After 12PM, a few showers and storms start to develop over the higher terrain and will spread east through the afternoon. Storms aren't expected to be severe, but some could...

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  • Feeling like fall today - 9/21/18
    Katie Donovan

    Feeling like fall today - 9/21/18

    TODAY: A cold front came through the area overnight, which made for period of breezy skies. It turned our winds to the northeast, too, so that upslope flow and some lingering moisture will make for some areas of low clouds. These will likely be near the southern mountains near Walsenburg and Trinidad. We will also see some here in the Pikes Peak Region. Some of those clouds will produce a bit of drizzle too, so you might want to keep your umbrella close this morning. Clearing takes place by...

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  • Showers and cooler highs - 9/20/18
    Katie Donovan

    Showers and cooler highs - 9/20/18

    TODAY: Rain and thunder will be pushing from west to east across the viewing area this morning. Some pockets of moderate rain are possible, but most should stay fairly light. We will dry out close to I-25 through the mid morning and the rain chances shift south and east over the plains for the afternoon. Highs today will be much cooler, and will only be topping off in the 60s and 70s. Places out over the plains will feel some 80s today due to a later arrival of shower chances.

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  • Weather pattern changes - 9/19/18
    Katie Donovan

    Weather pattern changes - 9/19/18

    TODAY: We begin our Wednesday with a mostly clear to partly cloudy sky. Temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s to start things out. By this afternoon, highs warm back into the 80s and 90s, with 70s over the mountains. I think we will be close to records in Colorado Springs, but won't likely set new ones today. Clouds develop by the afternoon and showers and storms also start to POP. The air is pretty dry today, so any kind of moisture reaching the surface will likely just be contained to the...

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