A Dry and Sunny Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain, snow, hail, and wind made up the forecast for Friday. A cold pool of air moved overhead allowing for instability to strengthen. This, along with daytime heating allowed for pop-up storms to form and strengthen through the day. Hail was reported in Grants Pass and Medford, among other places. The showers dissipated over the evening … Continue reading »

Frost Results in Accidents on Foothill

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cold overnight temperatures are causing ice and slick spots on roads. These conditions have proved to be a challenge for many drivers. In the 4300 block of Foothill Road in Medford, Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to three different accidents on Friday morning. Where the street curves between Dry Creek and Vilas … Continue reading »

Cold Snap Now Underway Across the Region

  WEATHER DISCUSSION An arctic air mass has moved in behind the front that came through the region yesterday. Rain mixed with some sleet was falling across the Valley Monday afternoon. The wet roads combined with very cold temperatures will make roads quite slick this morning. Temperatures are downright cold — in the teens in … Continue reading »

Search For Snowshoe Hiker Scaled Back

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — On a clear day, Crater Lake’s iconic blue water can be seen from any viewpoint. During the winter time, the snow banks which build up beyond the concrete walls can be tempting for visitors to climb on to take a closer look at the lake. These banks, called cornices, can be … Continue reading »

Methamphetamine Seized in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A large amount of methamphetamine was located Friday morning after the Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement (MADGE) team served a search warrant after a two month long investigation. The investigation led the MADGE team, accompanied by US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigation (HSI), to a residence … Continue reading »

Man and Dog Safe After Crash Into Lake

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A commercial truck driver and his dog are safe after his truck traveled off Highway 140 W, about six miles west of Klamath Falls, and went into the ice-covered Upper Klamath Lake Tuesday morning. Oregon State Police are still investigating the crash and the Oregon Department of Transportation is working on … Continue reading »

Wintry Mix Thurs. w/ Iso. Freezing Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION Overnight tonight temperatures will drop well below freezing for all inland areas with increasing clouds and areas of morning freezing fog in west side valleys. Fog may be dense and reduce visibility at times creating even more dangerous driving conditions than the already slick roads. Icy roads will be present the next few … Continue reading »

Police Train in Freezing Temperatures

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Shell casings fell to the snow as Medford Police officers spent hours training in 20 degree weather in an effort to gain experience in winter conditions. “Manual dexterity, it diminishes quite a bit the colder and colder it gets,” said Officer Paul Mellgren. Ice and sub-freezing temperatures impact everything from the … Continue reading »

Pipe Bursts at Retirement Community

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire fighters headed to a Medford retirement community Monday evening after the main water pipe at the Veranda Park Retirement Community burst, flooding the first floor. Officials said a significant amount of water came out before crews could shut it off. The burst happened in the ceiling of the living room and … Continue reading »

Icy Roads Cause Medford Streets to Close

MEDFORD, Ore. — While cars were sliding down East Main Street, Jeremy Withrow and his friend stepped up to lend a push to those who needed it. About a quarter inch of ice built up and some cars were trying to take a chance and drive down the hill. The slick roads caused cars to … Continue reading »

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