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

  • Heavy rain creates flash flooding concerns for Southern Colorado
    Katie Donovan

    Heavy rain creates flash flooding concerns for Southern Colorado

    Heavy, slow moving showers and storms are rolling through Southern Colorado this evening and are creating flash flooding concerns.

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  • Showers and storms later today - 7/20/18
    Katie Donovan

    Showers and storms later today - 7/20/18

    TODAY: Your Friday will start out on a dry note, with a mix of clouds and sunshine. Later this afternoon showers and storms will begin to develop. These will begin over the mountains around 1PM and will spread east through the afternoon. A couple of storms have the potential to become strong, especially if you live out over the eastern plains. We'll also have to watch out for flash flooding potential over area burn scars. Highs will be in the 90s and low 100s over the lower terrain, with 70s...

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  • More flash flooding concerns today - 7/16/18
    Katie Donovan

    More flash flooding concerns today - 7/16/18

    TODAY: Showers and storms will be developing around the area once more this afternoon. Areas of locally heavy rain are possible, especially over the southern mountains. This is where flash flood watches are in place through the evening. The eastern plains could also see areas of showers and storms today. Highs will warm into the 70s and 80s in the lower elevations. 70s for local mountain cities.

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  • Flash flooding occurs over Southern Colorado burn scars
    Katie Donovan

    Flash flooding occurs over Southern Colorado burn scars

    4:55 p.m. - Hwy 96 between Wetmore and Westcliffe is closed due to flooding. The Hwy has washed out due to flood waters and has also washed cars off the road. Use Alternate route of Hwy 96 though Texas Creek. No injuries reported at this time.

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  • Flash flooding possible today - 7/15/18
    Katie Donovan

    Flash flooding possible today - 7/15/18

    TONIGHT: Flash flood watches are in effect for the Pikes Peak Region, Fremont County and the southern mountains through tomorrow afternoon. Areas of moderate to heavy rain will continue through this evening, shifting out toward the Plains through the overnight. Isolated totals of 1-2" are possible by midnight. Lows cool to the 50s and 60s across the board.

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