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 »

Ask the Meteorologist: Cloud Shapes

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why are clouds flat on the bottom?” Lucy G., Mr. Ward’s 6th Grade Class St. Mary’s School It’s important to remember that not all clouds are flat on the bottom, but the type we are talking about, and most clouds for that matter, are flat on the bottom.  We are going to … Continue reading »

Rain Continues Wed. Night, Showers Thur.

WEATHER DISCUSSION A very slow-moving cold front trudged its way inland Wednesday leaving a swath of substantial rainfall in its wake.  As expected the highest rain totals have been along the coast, with amounts between four and five inches reported near Brookings!  The rain will slowly make its way eastward through the overnight hours, and … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain Will Lead to Slick Pavement

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front has begun pushing inland today. Roughly 3″ of rain has fallen since late last night along the coast. Rain will move through the West Side this morning, falling heavy at times. Because this is the first significant rainfall of the season, roadways will be slick from accumulated oil throughout … Continue reading »

A Wet Wednesday Brings Flood Dangers

WEATHER DISCUSSION A large, textbook, comma-shaped area of low pressure is poised to make its way inland over the next 24 hours.  We’ve been anticipating the strength of this storm system for about a week now, and although models are a bit inconsistent with the exact timing of the cold front, most model outlooks agree … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Bring Mudslide Threat

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today is the first full day of fall and the weather will shortly be feeling like it. A big cool down will arrive tomorrow bringing rain and wind to our area. The winds will starting ramping up today. Fire weather warnings are in effect for the Shasta Valley and Klamath Basin where … Continue reading »

Strength of Weed Emerges from Ashes

WEED, Calif.– One week ago Monday, the Boles Fire ripped thought the city of Weed in a matter of minutes. Some had only seconds to grab what they could and get out. Fire leaders reported Monday, 143 homes were completely destroyed while another 93 are considered unlivable. What few possessions that are left, suddenly mean … Continue reading »

Fall Shows Up Right On Time

WEATHER DISCUSSION The first full day of fall is Tuesday, and cooler temperatures will follow close behind.  A dynamic storm system currently positioned offshore is a sign of how the summer weather pattern is evolving into a more autumnal flow.  Not only will this system bring gusty winds ahead of and while it’s moving through, … Continue reading »

“Day of Giving” For Boles Fire Victims

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12 has teamed up with Goodwill, The Red Cross and The United Way for a “Day of Giving” today, Monday, Sept. 22nd from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help the victims of the Boles Fire in Weed, Ca. People can drop off monetary donations at the NewsWatch 12 studios. We … Continue reading »

Fall-Like Weather Just on the Horizon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A big change in the stubborn and dry weather pattern we’ve been locked into all summer will arrive this week. Skies will stay partly sunny today and high temperatures about 5-7 degrees cooler than the weekend. Isolated thunderstorms will fire up in Central Oregon this afternoon and we’ll be watching out for … Continue reading »

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