Frost Results in Accidents on Foothill

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cold overnight temperatures are causing ice and slick spots on roads. These conditions have proved to be a challenge for many drivers. In the 4300 block of Foothill Road in Medford, Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to three different accidents on Friday morning. Where the street curves between Dry Creek and Vilas … Continue reading »

Bitter Cold Again for New Year’s Eve

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another round of cold temperatures is now underway across the area. Morning lows bottomed out in the single digits east of the Cascades, the teens and low 20’s here in the Valley. Fortunately, there will be a good amount of sunshine again today to help remove the chill in the air. Highs … Continue reading »

Oregon Ranked Sixth Sickest State

—-MEDFORD, Ore. — A new study shows Oregon is one of the sickest states in the country. According to Sickweather, a Baltimore based company that tracks indicators of illness through social media, Oregon is the sixth sickest state, with more than 10 thousand people reportedly ill with some kind of flu-like bug. Here’s a break-down … Continue reading »

A Calm Before the Next Storm

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure building in from the west is allowing for a break in precipitation. Christmas Eve’s storm brought quite a bit of snow to even some of the lower elevations just in time to have a white Christmas. A moderately strong ridge will play possum over the weekend, in the fact that we … Continue reading »

Arctic Air Moving In

WEATHER DISCUSSION A deep cold air mass is moving in from the north. This cold pool of air will dip low enough to bring snow to parts of the southern states. Luckily, we are on the far western edge of the air mass, which will allow us to escape the coldest of the temperatures. That … Continue reading »

One More Warm Up, Before the Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION The high pressure ridge is slowly making its way out of the region and before it leaves for good, we get one more round of roller coaster temperatures. Starting off with the overnight lows, we will drop to the 30’s east of the Cascades and in Northern California, the 40’s in the high … Continue reading »

Addressing the Need for Coats

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County’s average wage rate is up five percent from last year, but there are still 20-thousand kids who live below the poverty line. Kids all across Southern Oregon need coats to keep them warm this winter. It may not be the latest toy, but a coat at this time of year … Continue reading »

Doctor Eases Enterovirus D68 Concerns

Medford, Ore. — There are growing concerns as a rare virus spreads across the country, even sending some children to the hospital.  Enterovirus D68 has been reported in the Midwest, with unconfirmed reports in Idaho.  However, local doctors said it is not reason for panic, saying it is like the common cold. Dr. Barbara Sibley … Continue reading »

Search For Snowshoe Hiker Scaled Back

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — On a clear day, Crater Lake’s iconic blue water can be seen from any viewpoint. During the winter time, the snow banks which build up beyond the concrete walls can be tempting for visitors to climb on to take a closer look at the lake. These banks, called cornices, can be … Continue reading »

Trees and Shrubs Affected by Cold Winter

MEDFORD, Ore. — After the colder-than-average temperatures this winter, you may have noticed your trees and plants have had a harder time bouncing back this spring. Temperatures dropped dangerously low for regional plants during December when the plants were in their dormant state. Now, as we move into spring, some plants are not growing or … Continue reading »

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