Extreme Heat Not So Bad for Some Farms

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Jim Davidian’s vineyard bakes under the hot sun. He wouldn’t have it any other way. “We’re going to have some luscious, fully-flavored grapes, and we’re going to make some really good wine,” said Davidian. Many wish for a break from the harsh heat, but not him. For his winery, Caprice, this … Continue reading »

The Heat Continues Sunday

FIRE LEVEL RISING TO EXTREME MONDAY FOR JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES. High pressure still has firm control of the weather across the Western half of the country. Temperatures across the West steadily climbed into the upper 90′s and triple digits Saturday afternoon. Medford fell one degree short of hitting 100 Saturday, but many areas in … Continue reading »

Another Hot Day in Store

  The thermal trough that has developed as a result of the high pressure ridge over the NW, brought an offshore wind flow this afternoon to the Coast. The 1940 afternoon high record of 86 degrees was easily surpassed in Brookings as temperatures rose to 95 at the Airport! There are other reports of even … Continue reading »