California Cracking Down on Fireworks

Yreka, Calif. — CAL FIRE officials say recent high temperatures and drying winds have created extreme fire risks, and has much of Northern California has red flag warnings. Many California counties ban fireworks altogether, and the state has strict guidelines about what fireworks are approved. Under California law, illegal fireworks include sky rockets, bottle rockets, roman candles, aerial … Continue reading »

Flirting With Records

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although Medford didn’t set a record today, many locations in southern Oregon and northern California did see record setting heat.  It is important to remember that the “records” we saw today are considered unofficial until they confirmed by the National Weather Service.  Triple digit highs were not uncommon in the Rogue Valley or northern California, with … Continue reading »

Rainy and Cooler Mid-Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today was very similar to yesterday – morning sunshine with clouds building in throughout the warm afternoon.  That cloud cover will continue to thicken through the overnight hours.  A change is on the way, something a bit out of the ordinary for late June, but it will only be temporary. We’ve been talking … Continue reading »

Warmer Than Average, but No Records

WEATHER DISCUSSION While temperatures were above average today, they didn’t start that way this morning.  In fact, the official lows for many locations were below average, with Lakeview dropping to the upper 20’s and Klamath Falls falling below freezing as well.  Parts of the Basin are once again expecting another frost or freeze event tonight. … 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 »

Nice Weather for Father’s Day

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy overnight and another round of cool temperatures is likely east of the Cascades by Sunday morning. Patchy frost in the Basin will only be around for a couple hours as mostly sunny skies warm temperatures. A cooler air mass is in place across the Northwest … Continue reading »

Keeping it Cooler

WEATHER DISCUSSION  The area of low pressure that entered the area today brought clouds and a few spotty showers to the coast, while the Rogue Valley saw partly cloudy skies and gusty winds.  Temperatures were several degrees cooler today than yesterday, but the cooler temperatures are not done making an impact. Tomorrow a few isolated … Continue reading »

A Break From the Heat

WEATHER DISCUSSION We’ve been keeping an eye on an area of low pressure centered off the coast of Washington.  While high pressure has been in control over the past several days, the center of the ridge will shift towards the east, allowing the low to takes its place.  This next storm will bring temperatures 10 … 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 »

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 »

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