Heating Up To Start Fire Season!

Fire season is officially underway for Jackson and Josephine counties joining Klamath and Lake counties. High pressure will strengthen today and tomorrow bringing even warmer temperatures and a lot of sunshine for all areas, and the Chetco Effect in Brookings will warm them up to the mid-80s. It will be windy again today at the … Continue reading »

Hot & Dry This Work Week

There is still no change in the forecast. We had a disturbance pass to our North today, bringing rain well to our North & East. The skies here though, remained clear. The only impacts from this system was cooler temperatures. Expect afternoon highs to begin warming up this next work week. An offshore flow is … Continue reading »

Crews Continue to Mop Up Fire Remains

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Fire officials are calling the Beacon Hill fire a fitting end to the most active May in at least a decade. Crews continue to mop up the remnants of the fire that consumed roughly 115-acres of the Beacon Hill area of Grants Pass. Officials say the fire was likely caused by a … Continue reading »

Abundant Sunshine & Warm!

High pressure will strengthen today and through the weekend this will bring abundant sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures to inland areas and allow the marine layer to build at the coast this weekend. Also expect breezy winds at the coast through the weekend, peaking on Sunday and Monday. Highs for inland areas will climb 10 … Continue reading »

Holiday Rains Could Delay Fire Season

MEDFORD, Ore. – What comes as a downer for many holiday vacationers could be a blessing for those open burns. Just a couple weeks ago all signs pointed to an early fire season. Now the same rain causing an early end to camping could mean a later start for that fire season. “A few weeks … Continue reading »

Senator Wyden Meets With State Officials

MEDFORD, Ore. — Early Friday afternoon Senator Ron Wyden met with officials from across Southern Oregon this afternoon to discuss the upcoming fire season, “When you have fires all over the West, which is what these maps in back of me really tell you, it’s a real juggle.” Wyden met with officials from a variety … Continue reading »

Fire Season to Begin for Klamath Basin

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Fire season will begin this upcoming Friday in Klamath and Lake counties. This enacts regulations regarding debris burning and forest operations. The lack of spring rain, recent fire activity and fuel conditions all led to the decision. There is still no word on fire season in Jackson and Josephine counties.

Driest Start To Year On Record

MEDFORD, Ore. — The statistics and charts show it, through March 25th, this is the driest start to any year in Medford’s history. “Statistics were kept back in 1850. 1.63 in those first 84 days of the year is the driest we’ve ever been in those 84 days,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Ottenweller. … Continue reading »

Change of Season Doesn’t Change Danger

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  The start of fall in southern Oregon doesn’t mean a let up in fire danger. Officials with The Oregon Department of Forestry say this is about as dry as it gets. “We haven’t had measurable rain in a big part of southwest Oregon for 90 to almost 150 days” said Brian … Continue reading »

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