Storm Threat Remains Low For Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thunderstorms from Wednesday afternoon have been much more isolated than earlier in the week.  As expected, most of the action has been in southern Lake County and in southern Modoc and Siskiyou Counties.  Northern California will see a few storms on Thursday, but the remainder of the region will stay mainly dry. Air … Continue reading »

More T-Storms on the Way Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The burning wildfires are now impacting our air quality levels ..reading moderate to unhealthy across much of the area. The smoke has also kept our temperatures slightly cooler, by about 5-10 degrees. Clouds are streaming in from our south and west, increasing the moisture content in our air. Higher humidities will help … Continue reading »

Smoky Skies Through The Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the Oregon Gulch fire burned, along with many other fires in the vicinity, smoke filled the skies in northern California and portions of southern Oregon Friday afternoon.  If the fires continue to burn, the smoke we are seeing will persist for the next few days.  There is no major change to the current weather … Continue reading »

Still Quiet & Warm Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another quiet day is ahead as high pressure continues to sit over our region. Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler today, but still warm & above average. The offshore wind will weaken today, so the high in Brookings should be cooler than past days. Winds will pick up across all locations … Continue reading »

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 »

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