Flooding Rages as Storm Moves Through

MEDFORD, Ore. — Crews are having a busy Friday ¬†as active weather is causing flooding and downed trees in Southern Oregon. Ashland Fire and Rescue are responding to a downed tree on Tolman Creek Road. The large tree has fallen on a vehicle on the property. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch … Continue reading »

Large Tree Falls on Ashland Home

ASHLAND, Ore. — Flooding wasn’t the only issue brought on by today’s weather. A massive tree fell onto a woman’s home and cars early this morning in Ashland. Her home is now flooding and the roof may cave in. Debra Neisewander was sleeping when the tree fell around 3 this morning. It landed on her … Continue reading »

Heavy Rains & Gusty Winds Tonight

METEOROLOGIST MARISA WOLOSZYN’S FORECAST DISCUSSION: Clouds increased Tuesday ahead of the approaching storm. This storm is packing a good punch with heavy rains and gusty winds. Rain will be heaviest along the coast with 2-5 inches expected through Wednesday night. Other areas will pick up around 1-3 inches of rain. This storm will also bring … Continue reading »

Fire Season Continues Despite Rain

MEDFORD, Ore. — Despite the stormy weather outside, fire officials say it may not be the season ending event they’ve been looking for. It looks like summer is on its way out, but the wildfires apparently still have some life left in them. Fire officials say they’re still looking for what they call a season-ending … Continue reading »

Storm Brings Flood Alert

MEDFORD, Ore. — The National Weather Service in Medford has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for minor flooding of poor drainage areas in central Jackson County in southwest Oregon until 6:45 p.m. PDT. At 3:41 p.m. PDT very heavy rain is occurring and is expected to continue for the next half hour … Continue reading »

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 »

Weather Not Affecting Vineyard Harvest

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Foggy skies and ripe grapes greeted volunteers harvesting Sunday morning at the Caprice Vineyards in Central Point. Sheryl Dodd-Hansen drove up from Sacramento for the second year in a row to help her cousin harvest. “The harvest was a little later last year, it was the first weekend of November and … Continue reading »