Windy Today, Showers Taper Off

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will begin to quiet down this week. Showers will be ongoing through today and the wind will stick around through Monday night. Following today though, a return to dry and stagnant weather is expected. Monday will bring gusty winds to all locations and wind advisories/high wind warnings remain in place. … Continue reading »

Weekend Storm Packing a Punch

WEATHER DISCUSSION Two big storms in three days. This was what we expected this weekend and it is exactly what we got. Friday’s storm was the most potent, but the one that started today is already packing a punch. Heavy rain and wind started in Northern California and the Southern Oregon coast in the late … Continue reading »

One More Storm Before the Clearing

WEATHER DISCUSSION The strong weather system that came in on Friday brought with it a series of hazards all across the region. Heavy rain falling in short periods increased the flooding potential in streams, rivers, lakes, and urban areas. Winds also played a factor in bringing down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages were … Continue reading »

More Storms, Wind, & Rain on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday’s heavy rain and high wind brought down trees, caused power outages, and led to flooding in locations throughout the region.  Wind gusts have topped 60 to 70 mph in places, but on Squaw Peak in the Siskiyous, winds reached 124 mph.  Rainfall amounts have been highest in Siskiyou County up into Jospehine … Continue reading »

Significant Flooding in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Justin Bourke reports live during NewsWatch12 Midday from Mill Street in knee-deep water. StormWatch12 Meteorologists say the heaviest rains are expected today and tomorrow, but will continue through the weekend.

Winds to Gust Near 50MPH in Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds have been howling through the night, gusting into the mid 50’s near Ashland around 4:30am and the mid 40’s at the Medford Airport. Rain and wind are expected to continue throughout the morning, with pockets of heavier rainfall at times. Those pockets of heavier rain have been producing the strong gusts … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain & High Wind Start the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION We have already seen power outages Thursday morning due to gusty winds, and as the wind picks up late tonight and early tomorrow morning, expect a few more.   For the high terrain, gusts have already topped 75 miles per hour for some of the higher peaks.  There will be more of that in … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Begin Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today marks the beginning of what will be a rain & wind event across southern Oregon and northern California. The first of a series of storms will push through today, bringing steady rainfall to the coast, Josephine County & Western Siskiyou. The southwesterly winds will limit the steady rain in Jackson County, … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Arrive Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a break from the rain today, big changes are on the way with the approaching storm systems.  Rain moves onshore again late tonight along the coast, but a few showers are possible for inland locations out ahead of the steadier rainfall.  Winds are already starting to pick up, with gusts near 50 mph … Continue reading »

Long Duration Rain/Wind Event

    WEATHER DISCUSSION  Wednesday will be the “calm before the storm” as our region braces for a long duration rain and wind event. A series of significant storms is expected to impact the region Thursday through Sunday. There are many watches/warnings in place today in anticipation. First, today’s forecast — mostly cloudy with increasing … Continue reading »

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