Lunar Eclipse Overnight Monday

WEATHER NEWS Starting late Monday night into early Tuesday morning, the Western Hemisphere will get a magnificent show. The moon will pass through the Earth’s umbra (shadow). This is called a Lunar Eclipse (sometimes referred to as a “Blood Moon”). When the eclipse begins, the moon will begin to darken slightly as it starts to … Continue reading »

Opposition – Earth, Mars & Sun Align

MEDFORD, Ore.– Tonight the Earth, Mars and Sun will all align in what is called the “Opposition.” This event happens about every two years and with clear skies in the forecast you will be able to see it all week! Look to the skies for a very bright orange dot, that’s Mars, and it’s about … Continue reading »

Prepare for Activities in Warmer Weather

MEDFORD, Ore.– The warmer days this week may inspire some people to run outside or get active, but local health experts say to not do too much, too soon. They say going from an inactive state in the winter, to a high impact lifestyle can cause overexertion. Health experts say it is best to start … Continue reading »

Car Wash Recycles Water

MEDFORD, Ore. — As Jackson County waits for the governor’s approval of its drought declaration,  local car washes are working to cut down on water use. According to the International Car Wash Association, taking your car to the car wash uses about the same amount of water as an average person’s shower. Those who chose … Continue reading »

Vineyards Benefit From Recent Rains

MEDFORD, Ore. – The sound of soft earth underfoot is like music to Dick Ellis’ ears. Just a couple weeks ago there wasn’t a drop of water to be seen. “We were sweating it,” said Ellis, a vintner and co-owner of Pebblestone Cellars. “We were worried not only from the standpoint of having water in … Continue reading »

The Good Friday Alaska Quake of 1964

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of possibly the most destructive earthquakes in U.S. history, and one of the most devastating tsunami’s to ever hit the West Coast. The Good Friday Alaska Quake of 1964 generated a huge wave that pounded the Southern Oregon and Northern California coast, killing more than a … Continue reading »

Tornadoes Touch Down in California

NEAR REDDING, CALIF. — It’s not every day that tornadoes are reported in California, but on Wednesday several were spotted on the ground all in one day across Northern California. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC), a government agency that issues daily outlooks regarding severe weather potential, is reporting four tornadoes made contact with the ground … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Approved For Emergency Loan

ASHLAND, Ore. — For the first season in its 50 year run, the Mt. Ashland Ski Area did not open for ski season this year. Record low snow levels made it impossible for the ski resort to on time this year, or at all. When that decision was made, administrators at Mt. Ashland applied for … Continue reading »

Allergy Season in Full Swing

MEDFORD, Ore. — The flowers and trees in the Rouge Valley can be easy on the eyes but hard on the sinuses. Allergy sufferer Mike Brown knows all too well as he walked his dog Monday morning. “Never had an allergies. None, absolutely none.  Come here, Boom! It’s like the waters let loose,” said Brown. … Continue reading »

Jackson Declares Drought Emergency

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Jackson County Board of Commissioners are asking the governor to declare an emergency drought for the area. On Wednesday, the board took the first step to get help for agencies and individuals affected by the dry conditions by declaring an emergency drought for Jackson County. The declaration will now move to … Continue reading »

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