Ask the Met: El Nino

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why does El Nino make storms?” Lillyann El Nino impacts the weather not just here in the United States but across the entire globe. The El Nino Southern Oscillation is an oceanic phenomena that refers to a warm pool of water typically located just north and east of Australia. During an El … Continue reading »

Two Storms Bring Rain/Snow

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A relatively quiet day is ahead but this will change over the next few days. There are two storms systems impacting the region tonight through the weekend. The first front will move through tonight, bringing widespread precipitation through early Friday. Today, a few light and spotty showers can’t be ruled out inland … Continue reading »

Vigil to Bring Hannah Home

  ASHLAND, Ore., — Hannah Thomas-Garner was last seen at a house party on November 29. More than two weeks after her disappearance family and friends gathered in the Ashland Plaza for a vigil.   Candles were provided and people were given the opportunity to say a few words about Hannah, their hope for her … Continue reading »

Raiders Ride at Daytona Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Craig Howard calls his offense the Ricky Bobby offense, referencing the Will Ferrell movie Talladega Nights about a star race car driver. On Wednesday, the Raiders got a chance to experiencing racing at one of the most famous race tracks in the world, the Daytona International Speedway. The team took hot … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Flooding

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How do floods happen?” Kason, 3rd Kennedy Elementary Floods are, of course, caused by too much rainfall in either a short amount of time, or too much rain without a place for it to drain.  Sometimes it’s a combination of the two.  In this instance, we are going to talk about what … Continue reading »

Another Round of Rain Thursday PM

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak area of low pressure has been approaching the coast Wednesday, bringing about a quarter of an inch of rain to places like Brookings and Crescent City.  Northern California also saw a bit of measurable rain, but elsewhere, there wasn’t much in the bucket. Along with the rain came a bit of … Continue reading »

A Heart for Fostering: The Process

  GRANTS PASS, Ore., — Hundreds of children in Josephine County are currently in foster care.  According to the Department of Human Services 1 in 55 children in the county are in the foster care system. DHS says it has an urgent need for more foster parents.  In Josephine County, DHS statistics show 76% of … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Sets 2014 Ski Season Open

ASHLAND, OR – Mt. Ashland will open for ski season on Friday December 19th for the first time in 20 months. The ski area will offer beginner terrain on the Sonnet chair lift starting on Friday at 9:00 AM. A decision about next week’s operations will be decided over the weekend. Recent snow has built a … Continue reading »

SOU Raiders Take On the Race Track

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. –Tuesday the Southern Oregon Football team took some time off from football as the Raiders took to the beach, but Wednesday the team went from the beach to the race track. Coach Howard calls the Raider Offense, the “Ricky Bobby Offense.” It’s a reference to the Will Ferrell movie, ‘Talladega Nights’, about … Continue reading »

Showers Today, Rain/Snow End of Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers will be ongoing for today with snow levels remaining fairly low. Early this morning snow levels will be near 3,500′ in southern Siskiyou County and around 4,000′ elsewhere. This afternoon snow levels will rise to 4,500.’ Any showers inland early in the day may be in the form of snow if … Continue reading »

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