Dan’s Garden: Low-Water Plants

Some plants can tolerate the heat better than others, and during the current heat wave, gardeners feel they must be constantly watering. Many are unaware that a lot of plants are drought resistant. For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 Curry County: 541-247-6672

Do Meteorologists Study Space Weather?

I know meteorologists study weather on Earth, but do you also study weather on other planets?                                                                               Natalie … Continue reading »

What is the Jet Stream?

What is the jet stream and how does it effect the weather?                                                                                       … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden

For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 Curry County: 541-247-6672.

Dan’s Ask the Meteorologist

How do tornadoes happen? Khiari Nina Highland Elementary School Most tornadoes form along cold fronts with a clashing of a  cold dry airmass into a warm, moist airmass. You also need wind shear with height, meaning changing of wind speeds and wind direction with height. The increase of wind speed with height causes the atmosphere … Continue reading »

Summer Weather Outlook

With the Neutral El Nino Southern Oscillation conditions, a high pressure ridge should sit over most of the Western United States this summer. This area of high pressure will move further West as areas of low pressure push inland along the jet stream. During these times, short periods of above average and extremely warm conditions … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Bugs in your Garden

MEDFORD, Ore. — After dark, you may notice little pests roaming around in your gardens. As Marsha explains, in order to prevent your crops from being damaged, it’s important to know what type of bug is doing the feeding before you purchase the right product. For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines– Jackson … Continue reading »

What is a “Sneaker Wave?”

What is a sneaker wave? MaryAnn McCoy Grants Pass A sneaker wave is a large wave that typically appears out of nowhere along coastal sections. They form from very strong storms that develop along the eastern side of Asia. They can grow nearly as large as hurricanes but are not tropical systems and rather strong, … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Seeds

MEDFORD, Ore. — Spring is here, and There is still time to get your seeds in the ground! Meteorologist Dan Pope joins the OSU Master Gardener Mary Foster to explain how soil block seeding works. Most gardeners use plastic pots, but some are turning to a new gadget to get those seeds growing and reduce … Continue reading »