Seth Phillips

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Name: Seth Phillips
Date registered: January 28, 2014

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  1. An Eventful Weekend of Weather — October 26, 2014
  2. Rain Moves Back in Tomorrow — October 24, 2014
  3. K Falls Museum Offers Solar Eclipse View — October 17, 2014
  4. Showers Move in Tonight — October 13, 2014
  5. One More Warm Up, Before the Rain — October 12, 2014

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Fire Level Reduced to “High”

MEDFORD, Ore. – Fire danger has been reduced to “High” for Jackson and Josephine Counties. The reduction comes from the cool and wet weather pattern that moved over the region yesterday and will continue through Friday. The rain reduced wildfire danger on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. The public … Continue reading »

Rain Starting to Fizzle Out

WEATHER DISCUSSION We have finally seen the heaviest of rain that will fall with this system. The last 48 hours proved to bring more rain than expected to our region, allowing for a little relief from the extremely dry conditions we’ve seen for a while. Early estimates with this storm were showing less than an … Continue reading »

Rain, Wind, and Cooler Air This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION With a long dry spell over the last few weeks and only a glimmer of showers last week, a much larger/stronger system is approaching. A large digging trough moving in from the west will usher in quite a bit of moisture with a series of cold fronts. Before I get to that, I’ll … Continue reading »

Cooling Off for the Start of Fall

WEATHER DISCUSSION Summer has been hanging on by a nail. Every time we get a cold front that brings a relief, another dominant ridge of high pressure brings in temperatures well above average. The good news, is that on the first day of fall, we will be seeing “fall-like” temperatures. A series of strong cold … Continue reading »

Habitat for Humanity Helps Families

MEDFORD, Ore. — More than 16% of Jackson County residents live in poverty, and Habitat for Humanity is working to improve the living conditions of those families. In the past year, the organization began building their 50th and 51st home in the Rogue Valley, and it seems the kids of those families are as thankful … Continue reading »

Active Weather to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After weeks of dry weather, we enter our first active weather pattern of the 2014-15 water year. I’ll break it down by the specifics by category: Smoke: Upper air surface models show that the low pressure system offshore will keep winds out of the south, southwest for the beginning of the week. Therefore, … Continue reading »

Cooler Air and Showers on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Before we start talking about the wonderful thought of showers and cooler air. I must discuss the next few days. We’ll still be getting hot afternoon temperatures as the axis of the high pressure ridge sits over us. In fact, the warmest day should be Sunday, but only by a few degrees at … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Jasper

Meet Jasper! A golden retriever and Siberian husky mix. Jasper is about a year old and 54 pounds. He is young and active so would do well in a home with children or where he can be walked often or let outside often. He would also do best in a home without cats. After being … Continue reading »

California Signs Paid Sick Leave Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Starting next year, millions of California workers will be able to take paid sick leave. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will make that happen. The legislation requires employers provide sick days to certain employees based on a formula of hours worked. Governor Brown says that he rejects … Continue reading »

Turkey Sandwich May Be Cause of E-Coli

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — New information has been released on the two children who got sick after eating at an Oregon restaurant. 5-year-old Brad celebrated Labor Day in Lincoln city with friends and relatives. Including 4-year-old Serina Profitt. The pair shared a turkey sandwich. Days later, both children developed what seemed to be flu-like symptoms. … Continue reading »

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