Warmer Today & Sunny

Yesterday’s cold front has moved off to our north and east at this point, bringing stronger thunderstorms to parts of the Intermountain West. Skies have cleared quickly and this has allowed morning temperatures to drop near freezing on the East Side. A warmer day is anticipated than yesterday, and clearer as well. The cooler temperatures … Continue reading »

Still Hot Tuesday, More Clouds

Cloud cover this morning is on the heavier side, and for this reason I have increased coverage for the East Side and Siskiyou County through Tuesday. I think the Rogue Valley will see mostly sunny conditions until early afternoon. Drizzle has been off and on through the course of the morning along the Coast and … Continue reading »

White City Fire Under Investigation

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A patio umbrella is believed to have started a grass fire near White City on Wednesday. Investigators believe the umbrella was picked up by some wind, and hit nearby power lines, sparking a fire on Kershaw Road near Highway 140. The burning debris dropped onto the dry grass and quickly spread … Continue reading »

Parents Encouraged to Teach Fire Danger

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford fire officials say fires started by juveniles are common in the summer. The boy who started a fire in Jacksonville Tuesday is not facing charges, but Medford fire says keeping your kids educated about fire danger is important. The fire in the Jacksonville skate park burned one-hundredth of an acre Tuesday. … 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 Threat Rising as the 4th Nears

OREGON — Although cool and damp weather has helped to calm the wildfire threat in recent weeks, the fire danger is forecasted to rise in the coming days in addition to the temperatures. Humidity levels and fuel moistures will be decreasing and this is a concern with the 4th of July approaching. The Oregon Department … Continue reading »

Possible Record Breaking Heat

Continued heat this week with the potential to break some record high temperatures!  With northern California seeing some temperatures close to 110 degrees and the Valley seeing highs this week near 106 degrees means records may be broken.  Accompanied by the hot temperaturs will be  areas of smokey and hazy skies across all inland areas … Continue reading »

Extreme Heat For The Week

The ridge over the nation has shifted well north of our region which means hot temperatures are here and they will be with us all week.  Expect temperatures 10-15 degrees above normal for the rest of the work week, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the weekend temperatures approaching … Continue reading »

Hot And Dry Weekend Ahead

Today marks the end of the seasonable temperatures before we kick up the heat 5-10 degrees  compared to what we’ve seen as we head into the weekend.  The hot and dry conditions means that there is the potential for explosive fire growth for any new fires that spark or existing fires.  Keep fire safety in mind this weekend … Continue reading »

Another Hot Weekend On Tap

We’ve lucked out with a thermal trough hanging around just off the coast for the next couple days which will keep temperatures in Oregon closer to normal than where we’re headed this weekend.  Northern California will be flirting with the 100s today while the valleys will join them as we head into the weekend. With … Continue reading »

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