Ask the Meteorologist: Chetco Effect

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST  “What is the Chetco Effect?” Gordon Gore, Grants Pass When we sit in high pressure patterns for weeks on end, a very unique, but significant weather pattern can set up at the coast. “The Chetco Effect” will make the temperature at Brookings rise anywhere from 5-25 degrees warmer than areas only a few miles away. … Continue reading »

Wanted Fugitive Taken Into Custody

HARBOR, Ore. — A report of a domestic dispute in Curry County has led to the arrest of a wanted fugitive. Friday afternoon, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible domestic dispute near Shopping Center Ave. in Harbor. Apparently the caller reported hearing a woman screaming for help. After a short … Continue reading »

Police Standoff Ends in Surrender

BROOKINGS, Ore. – A man is in custody after allegedly instigating a domestic dispute and causing a police stand off. According to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, officers responded to reports of a domestic assault Saturday on Alder Ridge Rd. Officers said when they arrived they heard gunshots, before a man – now … Continue reading »

Medford Gun Buy Leads to Prison Time

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Brookings man has been sentenced to 57 months in prison, after admitting to illegally purchasing a gun in Medford as a felon. On June 6, 2013, a Brookings Police Department Sergeant stopped a stolen vehicle driven by 27 year-old Tyson Maurice Brown of Portland. Police searched the vehicle and reported finding … Continue reading »

Quakes, Storms, Heat, and Smoke

WEATHER DISCUSSION Well to say that today has been interesting (weather-wise) is an understatement. Starting early this morning, we have seen many things change with the weather, plus an earthquake in California to top it all off. First, we’ll talk about the earthquake that happened near the San Francisco Bay Area. While not a weather … Continue reading »

Mill Beach Health Advisory Lifted

BROOKINGS, Ore. – A public health advisory put in place by the Oregon Health Authority at Mill Beach in Curry County has been lifted. Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided in the area. The advisory was issued August 7th after samples of water showed higher-than-normal fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters. Although test results … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: The Chetco Effect

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST What is the Chetco Effect, and Why Does it Only Happen in Brookings? If you are a native to Southern Oregon or Northern California, you have probably heard of the Chetco Effect. It is a naturally occurring weather phenomenon that is exclusive to the Brookings Harbor area. It is when warm air … Continue reading »

Sunny & Hot for Second Half of Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather continues to remain very inactive. Offshore winds are keeping Brookings very warm for a fourth day in a row. Fire weather warnings are in effect through 9pm Saturday evening and will likely go into effect again on Sunday. Humidities are low and winds strong; under this weather pattern, you can … Continue reading »

Deputy in Critical After Rescuing Teen

BROOKINGS, Ore., — A Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy, who swam into the ocean to help a 14-year-old boy caught in a rip current, is in critical condition. Deputy Terry Brown spent 45 minutes in the cold water but Sheriff John Bishop says his risk saved the teen’s life. A call came in Monday night off … Continue reading »

Brookings Considering Gas Tax

BROOKINGS, Ore.– Brookings Commissioners are preparing to ask voters to approve a tax gas to help pay for road maintenance and construction. The idea was discussed at a work session, Tuesday. A measure is expected to be drafted later this month. The tax would be between one and three cents per gallon and replace current … Continue reading »

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