Warming Up Into Summer

WEATHER DISCUSSION Early this morning, a very weak cold front moved through the area, bringing some fog to the coast and clouds to other locations.  Although the day began with clouds moving through, they didn’t stick around during the afternoon hours.  Temperatures were a bit cooler than Thursday’s highs, but only dropped near the seasonal … Continue reading »

Pipeline Project Underway Near Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A move bringing more water to Ashland has been talked about for years by city officials and is now underway. Construction crews are working on a pipeline project near Ashland and Talent. Right now, the construction is on Highway 99 near the intersection with South Valley View Road. In the last 10 … Continue reading »

New Program Helps Water Conservation

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is helping residents replace their lawns with drought resistant plants, all in an effort to conserve water. This month, the city launched a new program in which approved applicants can remove their lawn, add drought tolerant plants and even low volume water irrigation units. When the work is … Continue reading »

Ashland Restaurants Conserve Water

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon remains in a severe drought as a forecasted hot, dry summer approaches. The city of Ashland is urging people to conserve water, and restaurants are already starting to put restrictions in place. Caldera brewery said it started making guests request water two months ago.  Since then it has seen about … Continue reading »

Water Leaders Discuss Drought Concerns

MEDFORD, Ore.– Community water leaders are trying to get the word out about drought conditions and what to expect with dry weather this year. Fire agencies, the Jackson County Watermaster’s Office, and Medford’s National Weather Service were just a few agencies at Wednesday night’s event for a drought discussion. Officials shared information about what the community … Continue reading »

Hay Producers Already Irrigating

APPLEGATE VALLEY, Ore. — The dry weather that has stretched on for months has impacted hay producers who say they have had to irrigate much sooner than usual. In a normal year, a field can produce three harvests of hay and ranchers irrigate after the first cut. This year, producers say they’re just hopeful to … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms into Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Isolated thunderstorms have been popping up this afternoon and will continue into this evening ending shortly after sunset. The threat for thunderstorms will be more widespread Friday though coverage will be isolated. Thunderstorms may produce heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail. Overnight into Friday morning snow levels will be between 3,500 and … Continue reading »

Jackson County in State of Emergency

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners this morning officially declared Jackson County a local disaster zone and approved a request to declare state of emergency for drought. NewsWatch 12′s reporter in the meeting this morning said Commissioners said this year Southern Oregon has seen the least snow pack ever and the smallest amount of precipitation … Continue reading »

Quiet Weather Today & Mild

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will build into the Northwest today. This is going to keep temperatures very mild and bring quiet weather to our forecast area. Low lying clouds and fog will break and lead to mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the 50′s & 60′s for the second half … Continue reading »

March Snow Survey Shows Record Low Level

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — Snow is on the ground at Mount Ashland, but not much of it. Officials completed this month’s snow survey and found the Siskiyous are about 10 percent of what’s normal. A snow survey “course” that typically takes skis, or at the very least, snowshoes, to get to, only took hiking boots … Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts