Thunderstorms Through Thursday

Two weather disturbances together are going to bring increasing moisture to the region through Thursday. In addition, the atmosphere will gradually increase in instability, meaning by Wednesday, conditions will be favorable for widespread thunderstorm development. A Red Flag Warning (for dry lightning) remains in effect for Northern California and a Fire Weather Watch for the … Continue reading »

Satellite Images Since Day 1 of Fires

Below are the satellite images progressively in order beginning on Saturday, July 27th. The above images are all courtesy of the National Weather Service in Medford.

Most Recent Fire Information

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The SW Oregon Joint Information Center will be holding a press conference later this afternoon at the Grants Pass Interagency Office to give updates regarding the fires burning in Josephine & Douglas Counties. Currently there are 3,585 personnel staffed. The latest fire acreage and containment is listed below. Douglas Complex 25,396 … Continue reading »

Smoke, Cowlitz Can’t Slow Down Rogues

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford Rogues rode the left arm of Mac Acker to a 5-2 win to clinch a sweep over Cowlitz on Monday night. Acker threw eight innings, allowed one earned run and struck out four. Jerad Casper was 2-4 with three RBI’s to lead Medford to its tenth consecutive win at home. … Continue reading »

Air Tankers Slowing Down Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry says the Medford Air-tanker Base can serve up to four air-tankers. Two air-tankers leased to ODF are currently being used to fight fires across the South West area. ODF, Jackson and Josephine Counties are paying for the aircrafts.  Officials say the tankers are headed where it’s needed the most. “Life and property is … Continue reading »

Air Quality Impacts Next Few Days

A cooler and new air mass is now settling in. This air mass is stable, bringing dry conditions but breezy afternoon winds. The humidities are higher and this has helped crews, but the firefighting efforts are battling average wind speeds in the teens with gusts even highers. This will be the trend again into Monday, … Continue reading »

Clear Skies Tonight, Sunny for Sunday

It has been a pleasant weekend so far, as sunny skies have been the main weather pattern for all locations across the viewing area this first weekend of June. The marine layer will push inland this evening and bring some low lying clouds. Patchy fog is possible after midnight, and the onshore flow will allow … Continue reading »

Hot & Sunny for the Weekend

High pressure currently sits over our region. Sunny skies have allowed for temperatures to warm significantly, especially in the Valley. Medford hit it’s warmest day of the year thus far, with the afternoon temperature peaking at 91 degrees. Klamath Fall did so as well, reaching 81 degrees for the first time this year. On the … Continue reading »

Scattered Showers & T-Storms

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are rolling through the viewing area once again. One cell came right through Medford. The increased surface heating, from the clearer skies this afternoon, allowed for more convection to develop this afternoon and most storms were able to make it over the Cascades into the West Side Valleys. Today’s storms … Continue reading »

Calif. Wildfire Counts Double Average

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — “Unprecedented” is the way California Fire is describing this year’s fire season. Governor Jerry Brown has declared this week “Wildfire Awareness Week.” It’s in response to one of the driest winters in the region. In fact, Cal-Fire has already responded to 11-hundred fires statewide. That’s about double the average. California Fire officials … Continue reading »

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