Ashland Holds Flood Preparation Workshop

ASHLAND, Ore. — Emergency agencies around the Rogue Valley are getting better prepared to fight flooding. More than twenty different local agencies are attending a workshop this week held at the Ashland City Yard on Mountain and B Street. The agencies are from Medford, Ashland, Central Point and Jackson County. Those attending, got hands-on experience … Continue reading »

Burned Areas at Risk of Flash Flooding

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — Crews and equipment were pulled out of the Happy Camp Complex over the past few days to prepare for rain and flooding. Even though crews are not actively working on the burned areas, they are monitoring the rain. It rained consistently at the Happy Camp Complex Tuesday. Rain was running down … Continue reading »

More Rain on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Our area will experience a very active weather pattern into next week due to a combination of an abundance of tropical moisture being pulled in by the Pineapple Express and several warm and cold fronts that will slide in every few days. Localized flooding is expected, including areas near small shallow streams as … Continue reading »

Clouds Today, Rain & Wind Tonight

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will be the last day of mostly dry & quiet weather. Tonight, an area of low pressure will move into the Northwest bringing moderate to heavy rainfall to Southern Oregon. This storm system is going to keep plenty of clouds over the area today with increasing winds into this evening. A … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Flash Flooding

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST How can one inch of rain cause flooding? Meredith Langley, Medford The simple answer to this question is just rain falling at a fast rate. Typically, we see this with thunderstorms and saw it locally over this past summer. About 3″-4″ of water had gathered in downtown Central Point at an intersection … Continue reading »

How Long to Flood a Community?

  “How many day sof rain would it take to cause a community to flood?” Rocky Anderson SOU Flooding can occur any time of the year and can take hours to days to flood a community. In November of 2012 an RV community in Brookings flood due to the Chetco River overflowing after receiving ten … Continue reading »

Cold Front Will Bring Rain

A cold front and its associated light rain and higher elevation snow (above 4,500 feet) will push through the Rogue Valley and over the Cascades throughout the day on Tuesday.  Some showers will reach into Northern California. A larger storm will hit Wednesday night, Thursday and much of Friday…lowering snow levels to 2,000 feet Thursday … Continue reading »

Fog & Low Clouds, Peaks of PM Sun

Fog developed and lifted into a low cloud deck over the Rogue and Shasta Valleys on Friday.  Low clouds and fog will be present through the weekend, as high pressure high above the ground warms the air at mountain top levels…and traps colder air in the valleys.  The high pressure zone will move ever so … Continue reading »

Another Strong Storm

Over the last couple weeks we have seen several strong storms impact our area, and once again we’ll be dealing with it today with heavy rain and strong winds. The pineapple connection is bringing us tropical moisture again which is going to bring heavy rain at times and high winds to our area. For a … Continue reading »

Another Round of Storms

Today we’ll see a break from the storms with a mix of sun and clouds today across the area and breezy conditions at the coast and higher elevations. The break is short lived though, our next strong storm system starts to effect the coast this afternoon and inland areas tonight through tomorrow. We’ll see moderate … Continue reading »

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