A Cooler & Clear Fourth!

The high pressure that has brought us these hot and humid conditions with afternoon thunderstorms is pushing east as a trough pushes into the Pacific Northwest. This will not only push the thunderstorm threat east, confining any storms to Lake and Modoc counties, but will also ushering drier air from the west. This means that … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms & Still Hot Today

Today will be the last triple digit day for west side valleys and near record breaking highs for the east side and areas of Siskiyou county before we start a cool down. Tomorrow will be cooler but still unseasonably warm with low-90s for west side valleys and upper-80s for east side locations. The thunderstorm threat … Continue reading »

High Fire Danger Beginning July 4th

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry will be raising the fire danger threat to high come Independence Day. After the historically dry spring and now sudden start to summer, the projected dry conditions have prompted the rise for both Jackson & Josephine Counties. ODF says wild land fires are about 30% higher this … Continue reading »

Fire Season Over, Fire Risks Continue

NEAR RUCH, Ore. – Just because fire season may be over, doesn’t mean the fire risks are gone, too. Firefighters from Applegate Fire District 9 responded to a two-acre grass fire on Humbug Creek Road on Wednesday. Crews say the fire was sparked by an open burn that caught some nearby dry grass. The fire … Continue reading »

From Heat to Thunderstorms

The story shifts today from extreme heat to thunderstorms.  Medford has the chance to break a ten-year record high temperature this afternoon, if we surpass 105 degrees today we’ll do it!  We’ll  see temperatures start to drop tomorrow and plummet as we head into next week.  Temperatures will be 10 degrees cooler by Sunday and 10-15 degrees … Continue reading »

Home Stretch Of Heat Wave

Today is a carbon copy of yesterday with extreme heat still heating the area.  Tomorrow Medford will be near a record breaking high temperature while other areas remain 10-15 degrees above normal.  The weekend is when we see change.  An upper-level low off the California coast will start to move east which will push the … Continue reading »

The Scorching Heat Continues

Expect to see afternoon high temperatures to be 10-15 degrees above normal through the end of the workweek with the possibility of some record breaking highs!  The good news is the work week is almost over!  Friday will be the hottest day of the week with Medford having a chance to break the record for … Continue reading »