Best Meteor Shower of the Year Tonight

ASTRONOMY NEWS Geminids Meteor Shower Best View: Saturday Evening – Eastern Sky / Sunday Morning – Zenith (Straight Up) Tonight and tomorrow morning, the best meteor shower of the year will come into play. This particular meteor shower has been known to produce anywhere from 60-80 multicolored meteors per hour; and at it’s peak, can … Continue reading »

Fallen Tree Sparks House Fire

SAMS VALLEY, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 3 officials say a tree blown down by strong winds from Thursday morning’s severe storm caused a house fire in Sams Valley. Fire fighters responded to the fire just before 6 a.m. on highway 234. Crews say the tree was blew over onto the roof of the house, … Continue reading »

Severe Weather Affects Travelers

MEDFORD, Ore. — A storm moved into the southern portions of the West Coast on Wednesday. Southern Oregon and Northern California saw strong winds and rains on Wednesday night. The Oregon Department of Transportation said heavy rains are always a concern for drivers. ODOT recommends drivers slow down, leave plenty of following room, make sure wipers are working, and watch … Continue reading »

Storm Causes Concern for California

CALIFORNIA – 50 year-old rainfall records are being shattered up and down California this morning, but it’s not all good news for the state. The torrential rains are triggering flash floods and mud slides in areas stripped bare by wildfires. The scorched earth of California, suffering through its worst drought in more than a century, … Continue reading »

Winds Bring Down Trees in Tigard

TIGARD, Ore. — Dozens of people in Tigard had to take a detour to work yesterday, after a massive tree came crashing down. Neighbors say the giant oak was pushed down by the winds. They also say on the way down, it took out power lines in the area and crushed a handful of cars. … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

Rain Impacts Local Fish Populations

SHADY COVE, Ore. — Monday morning’s showers, combined with last week’s moisture, is helping jump start recovery from a dry year. Water storage levels at Lost Creek Lake are lower than average for this time of year, and workers at the dam monitor water levels closely, with the top priority being flood regulation. However, with limited … Continue reading »

K Falls Museum Offers Solar Eclipse View

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls residents who want to get a close look at a partial eclipse of the sun will get their chance Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Klamath County Museum. The museum will feature an 11-inch telescope equipped with a solar filter available during the unusual event. “The eclipse will start at … Continue reading »

Snow Falls on Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Tuesday night’s storm brought the first snowfall for Crater Lake this year. Some roads are closed, and all campgrounds on the park property are also closed. People were excited about the snow, but some were disappointed because they couldn’t see the lake. Hear from park staff and travelers tonight on NewsWatch 12 … Continue reading »

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