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

  • Strong to severe storms likely today - 6/18/19
    Katie Donovan

    Strong to severe storms likely today - 6/18/19

    TODAY: Overcast to partly sunny skies are in for the first part of the morning. By the late morning (10 a.m.) through noon, storms pop up northwest of Teller County and drop to the southeast and east. They should strengthen through 2 p.m. today and will begin to cross I-25. Storms move over the eastern plains following that and will really pick up some steam. Heavy rain, large hail and high winds are all possible. I don't think we can even rule out a brief tornado closer to the Kansas border....

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  • Strong thunderstorms producing hail in Eastern Colorado
    Katie Donovan

    Strong thunderstorms producing hail in Eastern Colorado

    UPDATE: Scattered thunderstorms are currently located just south of HWY50 in Pueblo and Otero County.

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  • More strong to severe storms possible - 6/14/19
    Katie Donovan

    More strong to severe storms possible - 6/14/19

    TODAY: A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for southern Colorado until about 9 p.m. Storms are expected to pop up throughout the area Friday afternoon, and some could bring hail and high winds.

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  • Strong to severe storms possible late today - 6/13/19
    Katie Donovan

    Strong to severe storms possible late today - 6/13/19

    TODAY: Sunny skies are in the forecast this morning before we become partly cloudy around lunchtime. Before clouds thicken up, highs will be warming to the 70s, 80s and 90s. Showers and storms pop up after 1PM and move eastward through the daytime. Some could be strong to severe and will likely produce hail and gusty winds.

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  • Showers and storms make a return - 6/12/19
    Katie Donovan

    Showers and storms make a return - 6/12/19

    TODAY: Mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies will be seen around Southern Colorado early this morning. We should get into some cloud breaks for lunchtime before they increase again this afternoon. Highs will only be in the 60s and 70s thanks to that. A rain shower or two is possible between 3 and 5pm, with more widely scattered storms after 6PM.

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