Weeks to go Until Oregon Wildfire Season

MEDFORD, Ore. — Siskiyou County just declared its fire season, but fire officials say Oregon still has a few more weeks to go. Fire danger is still in the slight to moderate risk category in Oregon.  Last year fire season kicked off on June 3.  It typically does not start until mid-June.  There are two … Continue reading »

Fire Season Begins in Siskiyou County

FIRE SEASON BEGINS YREKA, CALIF. — CAL FIRE officials announced Monday that due to dry weather conditions and increased flammability of forest fuels and grasses, they are declaring fire season in Siskiyou County as well as Butte, Tehama, Glenn, Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties as of midnight May 12th. Other areas of Northern … Continue reading »

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

WEATHER NEWS The annual Eta Aquarids meteor shower will peak this week allowing for viewers to get a glimpse of the debris field of one of the most famous comets in our solar system. The Eta Aquarids shower will peak on Tuesday and Wednesday morning (May 6th & 7th) just before dawn. As the fist … Continue reading »

Possible Water Curtailment

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is starting to prepare for a possible drought.  The city said it’s likely a water curtailment could be initiated within the coming weeks. Currently, the reservoir is full and more water is coming in than going out, but this could all quickly change depending on the weather.  Ashland … Continue reading »

Wildfire Awareness Month Preps Residents

MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregon Wildfire Awareness month is kicking off on Thursday. Fire officials said to prepare for a wildfire have a wildfire emergency plan in place.  Also, get your house ready by creating a defensible space surrounding your home up to 100 feet.  This means to make sure your yard is well maintained, and remove … Continue reading »

Warm Temps Could Mean Early Pear Harvest

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Pear Orchard Farm and at several other orchards in the Rogue Valley have seen the fruit trees already start to develop. Fruit trees are in the early stages of development, and at this point they are farther along than they would be on a typical year. The warm temperatures from early spring … Continue reading »

Millions Threatened After Deadly Storms

Mayflower, Arkansas (CNN) — Parts of the South and Midwest may be in for more severe weather Monday, a day after suspected tornadoes killed at least 16 people in three states, including 10 who died in one devastated Arkansas county. “There were cars flipped everywhere, there were people screaming,” James Bryant, a Mississippi State University … Continue reading »

Drought Conditions Now Severe & Extreme

The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that drought conditions have worsened over our region, even climbing to ‘extreme’ in some areas. While 3 to 5 inches of rain was reported along the Oregon Coast only an inch or two of precipitation was widespread over Western Oregon, and the week ended up drier … Continue reading »

Obama to Visit Washington Landslide Area

(CNN) — President Obama will visit Washington state Tuesday to mark the grim one-month anniversary since a devastating mudslide left behind a graveyard of debris. Obama will tour the area and meet with rescue crews and the relatives of victims. The rain-saturated hillside along the Stillaguamish River gave way on March 22. It unleashed walls … Continue reading »

Lyrids Meteor Shower

WEATHER NEWS The yearly Lyrids Meteor shower is currently underway. The shower is usually active between the 16th and the 26th of April each year. The peak of this shower will be on the evening of April 21st and the morning of April 22nd. From 11 p.m Monday to 5 a.m. on Tuesday about 20 … Continue reading »

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