Scott Lewis

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Name: Scott Lewis
Date registered: May 4, 2012


Chief Meteorologist Scott Lewis has called Southern Oregon home since NewsWatch12 first went on the air in 1985. During that time he earned professional certification from the National Weather Association, and successfully gained the coveted Broadcast Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. He also developed a reputation for accurately predicting weather in the complicated region of microclimates in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Scott is actively involved in his community, volunteering his time by making frequent classroom visits and many other public appearances. He currently serves on the Leadership Committee for Children’s Miracle Network, has assisted local fund raising efforts for United Way, helped organize the annual Heart Walk for the American Heart Association, and recently served as Honorary Chairperson for the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s very successful “Beacon of Hope” campaign. Scott is a graduate of Oregon State University, but when pressed, admits to having also earned credit from the University of Oregon, among other schools. You can see Scott Monday through Thursday evenings on NewsWatch12.

Latest posts

  1. Still Cloudy, But Warmer — November 12, 2012
  2. Snow levels are dropping quickly! — November 7, 2012
  3. Seeds — October 25, 2012
  4. Scott’s Garden: Winter Garden — October 18, 2012
  5. One More Sunny Day — October 17, 2012

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Still Cloudy, But Warmer

Clouds will stick around but we are seeing a transition from rain to snow in the mountains as well as the Klamath Basin. Overnight lows will be warmer compared to the past few nights. Drier weather takes hold starting Wednesday, and we may even see some sunshine then. The next chance for both rain and … Continue reading »

Snow levels are dropping quickly!

It’s a cold, cold change that’s coming in our weather the next few days. High temperatures will actually be closer to what we’ve felt for overnight lows. Snow levels are going to fall dramatically, with snow possible on the passes, the Klamath Basin and even locations around 2,000 feet elevation, like Ashland. Cool showers will … Continue reading »


The fall is the season animals starting putting food away for the winter, and gardeners start putting seeds away for next spring. Chief Meteorologist Scott Lewis is out in the garden to tell us more about how to save and capture seeds for another growing season.

Scott’s Garden: Winter Garden

MEDFORD, Ore. — The weather will be making a pretty abrupt turn away from the summer-like sun and toward a more winter-like pattern. Scott Lewis is out in the garden with some advice on how to grow a winter garden. This segment has tips from OSU Master Gardeners on how you can keep growing produce … Continue reading »

One More Sunny Day

We have one more sunny to day ahead, although Friday will begin with fog for some valley locations. Friday also has the potential to cool low enough for certain areas to freeze, so a Freeze Warning will be up. Fog is the other variation to the clear sky, but even in foggy areas the day … Continue reading »

Scott’s Garden: Community Garden

Community gardens provide space for families to grow food. The Medford Gospel Mission is one local successful location. Chief Meteorologist Scott Lewis has some advice on finding other community gardens in the video above. If you have questions about anything you’ve seen on Scott’s Garden, call the Master Gardener Hotlines. OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines Jackson County: … Continue reading »

Plenty of Puddles

The biggest rain of the season has now ended, and we are left with soggy roads and plenty of puddles. Raingages will filled with varying amount of precipitation, ranging from under half an inch to over 6.50″ along the Curry County coastline. Dry weather will take hold Wednesday and Thursday, then another wave of clouds … Continue reading »

Scott’s Garden: Fall Flowers

MEDFORD, Ore. — If you’re looking for an excuse to get outside on these warm fall afternoons, there are some flowers you can get into the ground now for color all winter. The plant has all winter to concentrate on root growth, and fall-planted plants will be larger and more vibrant during the next growing … Continue reading »

Cool night ahead, sunny tomorrow

Thursday morning is going to look and feel pretty familiar: cool morning temperatures, with sunshine on the way to warm things up again above average in most locations away from the coast. High pressure is still in control over the Pacific Northwest. This will minimize cloud cover (again, away from the beach) and will allow … Continue reading »

Clear tonight, Sunny tomorrow

Wednesday morning will begin on a rather chilly note in the Klamath Basin, with frost quite possible for several locations. Temperatures will be warming rather quickly with the abundant sunshine, and even places that do not freeze will enjoy sunshine and warmer-than average numbers. The atmosphere is setting up in such a way that Brookings … Continue reading »

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