Feeling Like Fall Through the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday morning began with chilly temperatures, patchy fog, and a good bit of cloud cover throughout the area.  Lakeview dropped to freezing early Friday morning, and there were widespread temperatures in the 30’s across the Klamath Basin.  Cool temperatures are in the forecast again tonight, and for the Basin, patchy frost is possible. … Continue reading »

Fire Level Reduced to “High”

MEDFORD, Ore. – Fire danger has been reduced to “High” for Jackson and Josephine Counties. The reduction comes from the cool and wet weather pattern that moved over the region yesterday and will continue through Friday. The rain reduced wildfire danger on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. The public … Continue reading »

Rainfall Lowers Douglas Co. Fire Levels

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A change in the weather pattern has brought cooler and wet conditions to the region. This is allowing fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association to lower fire restrictions for industrial forest operators. Effective Thursday, September 18th at 9:00 a.m., the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will be reduced to level 2 across … Continue reading »

Fire Danger Level Increasing to Extreme

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire Danger will be increasing to Extreme Starting at Midnight July 19.  This impacts land protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in southwest Oregon. ODF says “a long period of temperatures hovering around 100 degrees has cooked southwest Oregon vegetation into a tinder-dry condition. ” The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) … Continue reading »

Light & Isolated Showers Later Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The fire danger level in Jackson & Josephine Counties has climbed to high today. You can find a list of the new restrictions here. A weather disturbance to our north and west will bring light and scattered showers to Southern Oregon later today. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny. These showers … Continue reading »

Fire Danger Level Climbs to High Monday

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Monday, June 16th the fire danger level will increase to high for Oregon Department of Forestry-protected land in Jackson and Josephine Counties. The industrial fire precuation level will remain at level one. Restrictions include no debris burning, no fireworks and no exploding targets with a phyrotechnic charge in it’s base. Campfires will … Continue reading »

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 »

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