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 »

Impressive Storm on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Monday will be the end of the long dry period we’ve seen over the last week. Clouds will start to build in as a very impressive, well defined storm system works its way in. A series of cold front will pass with this storm and will bring much needed rain and even snow … Continue reading »

Dry and Sunny This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION This weekend is shaping up to be a dry, yet beautiful weekend. High pressure is sitting over our area causing the clouds and moisture to stay away. Overnight temperatures over the last few days have been very cold. Most areas have seen temperatures at or below freezing. In fact, warnings have been issued … Continue reading »

Dry Weather Over the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure has built into the area and that means that this weekend will be dry with large temperature fluctuations. Temperatures will start off cool along the coast and cold in other areas. Temperatures at and below freezing will cause a FREEZE WARNING to go into effect Saturday morning at 2. The mild … Continue reading »

High Pressure Sticking Around

WEATHER DISCUSSION The ridge of high pressure is still sitting over our area and keeping weather conditions mostly the same. This includes: sunny skies, few clouds, and large temperature fluctuations. Thursday morning started out in the 40′s along the coast, and the further you moved inland, temperatures dropped to the upper 20′s. Then, as temperatures … Continue reading »

Wintry Mix Thurs. w/ Iso. Freezing Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION Overnight tonight temperatures will drop well below freezing for all inland areas with increasing clouds and areas of morning freezing fog in west side valleys. Fog may be dense and reduce visibility at times creating even more dangerous driving conditions than the already slick roads. Icy roads will be present the next few … Continue reading »

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