Valley Fog, Mild & Sunny Above

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front is bringing a few light showers along and west of the Cascades with reports of only a few hundredths to a tenth of an inch, mainly at the higher elevations. This system will continue to bring isolated light showers this evening ending near midnight across the area. Once the … Continue reading »

Showers Monday then Fog Settles In

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak disturbance will slide down the ridge off-shore bringing a chance for showers Monday afternoon and evening. Showers will be light for the most part and scattered along and west of the Cascades with only a slight chance for showers in the Rogue and Illinois Valleys. Showers will quickly move out of … Continue reading »

Health Employees Warn About Air Quality

MEDFORD, Ore. — Public Health employees say the haze that has covered Southern Oregon this week has been causing worse air quality. Jackson County Public Health said Tuesday was a “red” day for wood burning, meaning that you cannot use a wood stove that puts out smoke from your chimney. Doctors say the current air … Continue reading »

Drastic Change in the Weather Ahead

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday evening at 6:30 Alyssa and I will be taking an in depth look at the extended winter forecast! Hope you join us! High pressure remains in control of the area which means air quality may become a concern as we approach the end of the week for low-lying areas. An Air Stagnation … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz Preseason Special

The NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews the 2013 high school football season. Stories include: how the smoke from nearby fires has and will affect the teams in Grants Pass, an up-and-coming star at South Medford, why Crater is so successful at sending players to Division I schools, Danial White’s learning experience at Ashland, the merry-go-round … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms Back in the Forecast

A weak frontal boundary is stalled over the are this morning bringing a few high clouds inland and a marine layer push at the coast. This system will push inland today knocking temperatures a few degrees from yesterday through tomorrow. With high pressure over the Southwest, flow around that system will filter in more moisture … Continue reading »

Schools Improving Air Quality Indoors

MEDFORD, Ore. — The recent wild-land fires across southwest Oregon and northern California are pushing smoke into the area causing concern for school officials. School districts are concerned about exposing students to the smoke when it comes to outdoor activities. Before school begins in less than a month, they want to have plan to protect … Continue reading »

Still Warm with Incr. Afternoon Smoke

Another warm, sunny and dry day inland with a frontal boundary bringing clouds and spotty drizzle to the coast. This system will mainly be impacting areas north of us, but a few drops could be squeezed out through the day along the south coast. Besides that, weather today will be similar to yesterday with haze … Continue reading »

Josephine County Air Quality Hotline

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County has now set up an air quality hotline with the latest information on Josephine County air quality conditions. This will be a recorded message only, but current residents and those who are traveling to the county for recreation, tourism or other purposes can now call 541-476-9663. This message will … Continue reading »

Calmer Weather for a Few Days

The next low pressure to influence our region is hanging out off-shore and will stay there today bringing a few clouds this afternoon, but still expect mostly sunny skies today with areas of smoke and haze. With calmer, warm and dry weather for a few days fire and smoke activity will increase and air quality … Continue reading »

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