Smoky Skies Over Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — It might not compare to what we saw in August, but Thursday’s smoke was enough to make joggers cut their route short and limit visibility throughout the Rogue Valley. Prescribed burns took place Thursday in both Josephine and Jackson counties on land protected by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz Preseason Special

The NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews the 2013 high school football season. Stories include: how the smoke from nearby fires has and will affect the teams in Grants Pass, an up-and-coming star at South Medford, why Crater is so successful at sending players to Division I schools, Danial White’s learning experience at Ashland, the merry-go-round … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms Back in the Forecast

A weak frontal boundary is stalled over the are this morning bringing a few high clouds inland and a marine layer push at the coast. This system will push inland today knocking temperatures a few degrees from yesterday through tomorrow. With high pressure over the Southwest, flow around that system will filter in more moisture … Continue reading »

Schools Improving Air Quality Indoors

MEDFORD, Ore. — The recent wild-land fires across southwest Oregon and northern California are pushing smoke into the area causing concern for school officials. School districts are concerned about exposing students to the smoke when it comes to outdoor activities. Before school begins in less than a month, they want to have plan to protect … Continue reading »

Still Warm with Incr. Afternoon Smoke

Another warm, sunny and dry day inland with a frontal boundary bringing clouds and spotty drizzle to the coast. This system will mainly be impacting areas north of us, but a few drops could be squeezed out through the day along the south coast. Besides that, weather today will be similar to yesterday with haze … Continue reading »

Increasing Smoke Inland Thursday

A weak front remains just offshore, where most of the cloud cover currently lies as well. Not much will come of this system other than cloud cover. The Coast will be under clouds through the end of the week with light sprinkles possible, but inland areas should continue to see mostly sunny conditions Thursday. Winds … Continue reading »

Calmer Weather for a Few Days

The next low pressure to influence our region is hanging out off-shore and will stay there today bringing a few clouds this afternoon, but still expect mostly sunny skies today with areas of smoke and haze. With calmer, warm and dry weather for a few days fire and smoke activity will increase and air quality … Continue reading »

Calmer Weather Means Increasing Smoke

High pressure will be building over the Southwest which in the past has lead to a heat wave across western states, but the Pacific Northwest will not be joining in the warm-up this week as a trough will move in this week. This trough will pinch the ridge, keeping it further east along with the … Continue reading »

Sunny & Warming Through the Week

Lingering moisture and instability is bringing favorable conditions for thunderstorm development this evening. Showers and storms have been developing across Siskiyou County and the Klamath Basin. The most instability is present on the East Side. As the sun begins to set, expect most of this activity to begin dying down. Clouds will linger through the … Continue reading »

Smoke Forces Tourists to Change Plans

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — After about two months of planning, David and Lucille Carberry are seeing beautiful, and smoky, Southern Oregon for the first time. “Crater Lake was always a destination, but this was the year and we tried it,” David said. The couple came all the way from Boston to get a tour of … Continue reading »

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