Coats for Kids Wraps Up

MEDFORD, Ore. — Over the last four weeks, NewsWatch 12′s Coats for Kids Campaign has collected thousands of coats for local kids in need. The donated coats were collected, cleaned, sorted, and bundled. On Friday, the first rounds of coats headed out to schools. Windermere employees have been in charge of transporting the coats to the … Continue reading »

Rain Moves Back in Tomorrow

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday brought a break in the precipitation to our area. A very well developed low pressure system is what’s responsible for the rain we’ve been getting. A cold front swung through and brought us a couple of days of cooler and wet weather. Friday morning started with a line of showers moving north. … Continue reading »

Rain Early, Becoming Dry This Afternoon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front is lifting north this morning. This is bringing light to moderate rain to much of Southern Oregon. It will continue traveling up the I-5 corridor throughout Friday, bringing clearing skies and drier conditions by the afternoon. Because this is a warm front, snow levels will remain high and all … Continue reading »

Fri. Starts With Showers, End Mainly Dry

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday brought yet another day with showers across the area as a slow moving cold front crept eastward.  The highest rainfall totals were along the coast, with up to half an inch in northern California and west side valleys.  We will see the same cold front stall out and recede northwestward Friday morning … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids Final Donation Day

MEDFORD, Ore. – Several volunteers from Windermere and other organizations sorted the first coats for the Coats for Kids Campaign. Over the last month, Newswatch 12 has collected thousands of new and gently used kids coats that have been washed, and are ready to head out to the kids. The remainder of the coats that are … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Hurricanes

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Is it possible for a really small hurricane to be happening and for nobody to know about it?” Marcus, Mae Richardson Love this question Marcus! In this day and age, it would be very unlikely that a hurricane would develop and it would remain unknown. There are many resources available to meteorologists … Continue reading »

Rain to Continue Through Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain has been falling since Wednesday  night across Northern California and Southern Oregon. Rain totals have been steep along the coast, exceeding 2″ in many locations as of 8:30am. Across West Side Valleys rain amounts have ranged from less than 0.10″-1.” The higher amounts have been to the north and west …around … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Lightning

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why does rain not always bring lightning and thunder?” Ainsley, St. Mary’s School The answer to this question lies in the height of the clouds that produce the rain.  When showers move through, they fall from shorter, more shallow clouds.  That means the separation of charges that causes lightning in the first … Continue reading »

Steady Rain, then Scattered Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain has been falling along the coast throughout the day, but showers arrived later Wednesday evening for Jackson and Josephine Counties.  As we go through the overnight hours, this band of rainfall associated with a cold front will gradually shift eastward into the Klamath Basin.  Behind the cold front Thursday, we will be seeing … Continue reading »

Inches of Rain to Fall the Next 72 Hours

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will mark the beginning of a very wet few days across the Northwest. The first of many fronts will travel south through Southern Oregon tonight. Ahead of the front, light and spotty showers will develop and travel inland. Most of these showers are going to stay light in nature. Winds are … Continue reading »

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