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 »

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 »

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