Perseid Meteor Shower

WEATHER NEWS Perseid Meteor Shower It’s time for the Perseid Meteor Shower! The Perseid Shower is an annual event that occurs around the end of July until the beginning of August. Peak dates for this shower are August 11-13th. At it’s peak, under moonless skies up to 60 meteors an hour can be seen. The … Continue reading »

The Supermoon Returns

WEATHER NEWS Supermoon The Second and Largest of Three in 2014 If you were a fan of the beautiful sight of last months supermoon, get ready. The biggest one this year is happening again tonight! A “supermoon” is the unofficial name given to the phenomenon of a perigee(proxigee)-full moon. So let’s break down the specifics: … Continue reading »

Tropical Storm “Iselle” Hits Hilo

(CNN) — The tropical storm “Iselle” has arrived in Hawaii Friday. The big island got hit first with wind and rain pummeling the town of Hilo in the overnight hours. The storm weakened as it approached the islands and dropped below hurricane strength just before making landfall. The big island was expecting the brunt of … Continue reading »

List of Fires Burning in Our Region

SOUTHWEST, Ore. — Below is a list of fires burning our region with acreage, containment levels, location and any evacuations you need to be aware of. This is frequently updated, please check back for updates. The Beaver Complex containing  The Oregon Gulch Fire - Cascade-Siskiyou Nat’l Monument – 36,568 acres - 35% contained – Lightning caused The Salt … Continue reading »

Incoming Storm Worries Fire Crews

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. – Firefighters got a brief stroke of luck heading into Monday morning. After days of explosive growth, calm winds and overcast skies kept the Oregon Gulch fire to 36,568 acres. That’s a scant few thousand acres of growth from the day before, given the way the fire had been spreading. But officers … Continue reading »

Oregon Gulch Fire Grows: More Evacuation

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a LEVEL THREE EVACUATION for some residents on Copco Road near Ashland. Residents who live near surrounding roads also say they have been issued level one evacuations as well. The Oregon Gulch Fire is burning at least 5,300 acres and growing rapidly in the Cascade-Siskiyou … Continue reading »

Crews Battling Fires Near Wagner Butte

TALENT, Ore. – Crews continued to battle several small fires in the hills between Talent and Ashland that were sparked by lightning Wednesday. A National Forest Service spokesman said there are several fires burning in the Wagner Butte area. The largest is being called “Wagner 1,” and has burned about eight acres. Crews from the … Continue reading »

Storms Spike 911 Call Volume

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Wednesday’s storms increased the amount of calls made to 911′s Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon by 48% compared to Tuesday. Dispatchers expect another spike in calls Thursday afternoon since more storms are in the forecast. The first thing a 911 dispatcher asks when answer a call is, “What’s the address of … Continue reading »

Wagner #1 Fire High Priority Thursday

TALENT, Ore. — There are currently 30 reported fires on the Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District, according to information from the Oregon Department of Forestry. The largest of those fires is the Wagner #1 Fire that is estimated to be eight acres and located in the Wagner Butte area. Currently on the High Cascades Ranger District … Continue reading »

Reeves Creek Fire Being Mopped Up

SELMA, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry is reporting that the 204 acre Reeves Creek Fire is being mopped up Thursday. Eleven fire suppression crews and eleven engines are working on finishing mop up efforts and making sure there are no more hot spots. The Level 1 evacuation advisory for the Wild Park Lane … Continue reading »

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